Tamara combines solid experience of international funding & promotion strategies with strong passion for talent curation & programming. She worked for several years as Director of the Georgian National Film Center (2010-2013) – the public institution that sets Georgian film policy. Prior to that, Tamara co-founded and served as an Executive Director of the “Independent Filmmakers’ Association - South Caucasus” (IFA-SC). She managed three offices of the Association - leading local teams and ensuring multi-stakeholder industry activities. Since 2014 Tamara has been based in Brussels and works as an international industry consultant, combining various projects in leadership, strategy and industry insights. She acted as Strategy & Partnerships Manager for European Women’s Audiovisual Network and curated high-level industry conference CINEMA BACKSTAGE for Odessa International Film Festival in Ukraine. She is a regular consultant at BOZAR’s Bridges East of West Film Days in Belgium and is often invited as a moderator of high-profile industry events. Since February 2020 Tamara is Head of Studies of FOCAL’s programme MEDICI – The Film Funding Journey - an annual vocational training designed for senior public financiers internationally.