Dito Tsintsadze was born in 1957 in Tbilisi/Georgia (former USSR). From 1975 to 1981, he attended the Tbilisi Theater and Film Institute. After assisting various directors, he made his first short film in 1990 and then began working for the private film production company Schvidkatsa. His film On the Verge (1993) was awarded a Silver Leopard at Locarno and the Golden Eagle at the International Black Sea Nations Film Festival in 1993. His other films include: White Night (short, 1984), The Drawn Circle (TV, 1988), Guests (short, 1990), Home (TV, 1992), the Cannes Un Certain Regard feature Lost Killers (2000), An Erotic Tale (short, 2002), Gun-Shy (Schussangst, 2003) winner of San Sebastian's Golden Shell, and The Man from the Embassy (Der Mann von der Botschaft, 2006).