Konstantine (Kote) Mikaberidze (1896, Temryuk, Krasnodar region, Russia – 1973, Tbilisi, Georgia) – film director, screenwriter, actor, painter and dubbing director. From 1918 he worked as an actor in the Kutaisi and Batumi theaters, moving to the Tbilisi drama studio in the 1920s. He started to act in films in 1921. His first screenplay, Rtveli (The Harvest), based on Dziga Vertov’s »Kino-Eye« concept, was submitted to Tbilisi film studio in 1928 but was never produced. In 1929, he directed a satire on bureaucracy called Chemi Bebia (My Grandmother), which was banned until 1967. He started teaching at a Tbilisi acting school in 1933. Mikaberidze was the first film director to adapt an episode of the 12th century Georgian epic Vepkhistqaosani (The Knight in the Panther’s Skin) that resulted in the 1936 film Kajeti. In 1957 he was found guilty of anti-Soviet activities and agitation (based on Article 58-10 of the Criminal Code of Georgia) and spent two years in a labor camp. After his release, he worked as a dubbing director at the Tbilisi film studio, producing the Georgian language versions of up to 50 films. After his repression, he would never again direct a film. His other films are: Rasats Dastes, Imas Moimki (Agrominimumi) (You must Reap as You Have Sown (Agrominimum)), 1930, documentary), Hasani (Hassan, 1932, social drama), Dagvianebuli Sasidzo (The Fiancé Who Was Too Late, 1939, comedy), Porposti (The Outpost, 1941, war drama), Zuriko da Mariko (Zuriko and Mariko, 1951, animation), Albanetis Delegatsia Sakartveloshi (Albanian Delegation in Georgia, 1952, newsreel). His film roles include: revolutionary worker in Arsena Jorjiashvili (The Murder of General Gryaznov, 1921), Siko in Vin Aris Damnashave? / Uaild-Uestis Mkhedari (Who Is Guilty? / The Rider from the Wild West, 1925), Galipeli in Ukanaskneli Maskaradi (The Last Masquerade, 1934), and others.