Dea Kulumbegashvili is a Georgian director and screenwriter. Her first short film, Ukhilavi sivrtseebi (Invisible Spaces) was in Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2014. In 2015, she worked on her first feature film, Dasatskisi (Beginning), at the Cinéfondation's Résidence. Showcased as part of the Festival de Cannes' 2020 Official Selection, the film has just been awarded the Golden Shell for Best Film and the awards for best director, screenwriter, and actor (Ia Sukhitashvili) at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Beginning also won the Fipresci International Film Critics Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.