Goderdzi Chokheli was born on October 2, 1954 in Chokhi (village in Dusheti region). In 1974-1979, he studied fillmaking under Lana Gogoberidze and Omar Gvasalia at Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi Theatrical Institute (now Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University). His diploma work is Surveyors (mitsis mzomelebi). In 1982, he was awarded Grand Prize for the film Easter at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Goderdzi Chokheli died on November 16, 2007.