Organizers of Festival
“TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival is organized by N.(N).L.E. Animation Development Fund, N.(N).L.E. Personage, N.(N).L.E. Projection. All three organizations have equal rights, can act and perform as the festival owners.
The Festival consist of 2 main parts:
“TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival which will be held in Batumi.
The Regional Festival “TOFUZI" will be held in about 20 regions of Georgia during the whole year after the International Festival of Animated Films “TOFUZI”.
The International Festival of Animated Films "TOFUZI" will take a place in 25th - 30st of October in the city of Batumi, capital of Adjara, Georgia.
The schedule and places of Regional Festival "TOFUZI" will be arranged and adjusted with local regional municipalities and by organizers of the festival considering concrete situations.
Director of the Festival: Zurab Diasamidze (Director of the "Animation Development Fund")
Official languages of the Festival: Georgian, English.
The Festival is supported by The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sport of Georgia; Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara; Batumi City Hall; National Film Center of Georgia; LLC "MIFASI" and "Techno Boom".
The aims and objectives of the Festival
The Festival encourages the exchange of creative experience between Georgian and foreign artists, a search of new ideas, styles and technologies as well as the integration of Georgian animation into the global cinema process.
The Festival seeks to bring animation as an attractive sort of culture to the children of those regions of Georgia where any cultural events are very rare.
Overall the Festival aims to popularize Animation Film among adults and children.
Film for adults (short films)
Feature-length film for children (Full-length)
Film for children (short films)
Debut (short films)
Experimental film (short films)
TV series (short films)
Student film (short films)
Film Created by Children (short films)
Films created on Regional Festival “TOFUZI”
The Grand Prix
The Best Director
The Best Script
The Best Music
The Best Technique
Selection of the films
“TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival consists of a competition, non-competition screenings.
Selection Committee is composed of professionals who will reveal films for Competition as well as for the Non-Competition program on the 31st August.
Selection Committee reserves the right to switch a film’s category if they decide the film is more suited for another category.
Selection Committee must not include a person who has participated in the production or distribution of any film that takes part in the competition.
The decision of the Selection Committee is final and not a subject of discussion.
The Winner Films of “TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival will be revealed by International, young and Children juries.
Festival's International Jury will be composed of 5 people, which have over 10 years of work experience in the sphere of animation.
Festival's young Jury will be composed of 5 young animators , which are professionals working in the sphere of animation.
The Best Film for Children and will be selected by the Children's Jury which will be composed of 11 children from 10 to 15 years old.
All the awards will be announced at the "closing ceremony" of festival.
The Jury must not include a person who has participated in the production or distribution of any film that takes part in the competition.
The decision of the Jury is final and not subject to discussion.
Conditions for participation
Participation in the festival is completely free.
Only films made after January 2020 are accepted for selection.
The duration of the short-films must be a maximum of 25 minutes, and duration of feature-length films must be a maximum of 90 minutes .
Any animated film made in any animation technique may take part in the competition screening (At least over 70% of the production must be animated).
In case the film is not in English it must have English subtitles.
The festival reserves the right to screen the winning films, within the festival program.
The festival reserves the right to use the part of the films selected for festival on television, only for advertising and information purposes (not more than 10 %).
Films submitting and deadline
Film Entries open on 9th May. One entry form for each film must be filled and submitted on Filmfreeway.com or google.doc till the 31th of July 2021. In case of any question please contact us on the mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use "Vimeo", “Youtube”, “Wetransfer” or other similar platforms to send us film.
Entry forms must be sent only by a person authorized to offer the film to festivals or with the special permission of the copyright holders.
All received materials remain property of the archive of the Festival's Organizers, irrespective of whether the film was selected for the competitive program or not.