Four Women From Georgia That Revolutionized Chess

Glory to the Queen reveals the intertwined lives of international chess heroes: Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze and Nana Ioseliani.  These four legendary female players from Georgia revolutionized women’s chess and became Soviet icons of women’s empowerment.  The women leave a lasting legacy.  They played together on the Soviet Union’s Olympic team, but they were also competitive with each other. Glory to the Queen brings them together again after a 25-year break, to remember their competitions and friendship.  Now older, they are still important icons of the sport and the country. 

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CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival, Georgia

CinEast Film Festival, Luxembourg

Free Zone Film Festival, Serbia – Audience Award

Doqumenta Non-Fiction Film Festival, Mexico Honorable Mention

This Human World Film Festival, Austria

The Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Germany

SEEfest Film Festival, U.S. – Honorable Mention

goEast Film Festival, Germany

Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, Italy

Mill Valley Film Festival, U.S.

Kansas City FilmFest International, U.S.

It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival, Brazil

JEONJU International Film Festival, Republic of Korea

Vox Feminae International Film Festival, Croatia

Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln, Germany

The International Documentary Film Festival, France

Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film

Sotto le stelle dell’Austria Film Series, Austria

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Finland

Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland



Born in 1976 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tatia (Tamar) Skhirtladze works and lives in Vienna, Austria. Graduated in Art Education in Tbilisi and Vienna and in Fine Arts in the Netherlands, Enschede, she currently teaches video art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her artistic work oscillates between visual arts and film, with a focus on site-specific as well as long-term mix media concepts. She works for different film production companies in Vienna as camerawoman and editor for documentary films, develops film education modules and conducts workshops on audio-visual artistic practices. Her first feature Documentary Glory to the Queen received Women in Film Best Pitch Award from EWA Network and Film Ceenter Serbia at the Fest Forward Film festival in Belgrade, Serbia


Catalog # EPF16043 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-82-9 ● UPC: 6-82086-16043-6 ● NTSC

82 Minutes ● Copyright 2020 ● Georgian, Serbian, Russian, German, English, English Subtitles

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