was born on September 26, 1929 in Tbilisi. In 1953, he graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (VGIK), where he studied cinematography under B. Volchek. From 1960 onward, he worked as a cinematographer and later, from 1969 a director at Kartuli Filmi (Georgian Film Studio) and Lenfilm. He was awarded the title of People’s Artist in 1980. Giorgi Kalatozishvili died on July 22, 1984.