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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. 


Women in Film Best Pitch Award from EWA Network and Film Center Serbia at the Fest Forward Film festival in Belgrade, Serbia

Audience Award - Free Zone Film Festival, Serbia

Honorable Mention - Doqumenta Non-Fiction Film Festival, Mexico

Honorable Mention - SEEfest Film Festival, U.S.

Golden Prometheus Award - CinéDOC Tbilisi Int’l Documentary Film Festival


CinEast Film Festival, Luxembourg

This Human World Film Festival, Austria

The Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Germany

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

The International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women, Slovenia

Osnabrück Independent Film Festival, Germany

UnderhillFest, Montenegro

Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany

The International Documentary Film Festival One World, Slovakia

Triest Film Festival, IT

East by Southeast, Denmark

FIPADOC International Documentary Film Festival, France



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 the Women in Film Best Pitch Award from the EWA Network and Film Center Serbia at the Fest Forward Film Festival in Belgrade, as well as the Serbia and Golden Prometheus Awards at the Tbilisi Film Festival.


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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