Organizers of Festival:

International Animated Film Festival TOFUZI is organized by N.(N).L.E. Animation Development Fund,N.(N).L.E. Personage, N.(N).L.E. Projection. All three organizations have the equal rights, can act and perform as the festival owners.

The Festival consist of 2 main parts:

The International Festival of Animated Films "TOFUZI" which will be held in Batumi.
The Regional Festival “TOFUZI" which will be held in about 20 regions of Georgia during whole year after The International Festival of Animated Films “TOFUZI”.

Basic information:

The International Festival of Animated Films "TOFUZI" will take a place in 21th - 26th of October in the city of Batumi, capital of Ajara, 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 exchange of creative experience between Georgian and foreign artists, search of new ideas, styles and technologies as well as 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.

Categories

International Categories
Film for Adults
Film for Children
Debut
Experimental Film
TV Series
Student Film
Film Created by Children

National Categories
Georgian Animated Film
Animated Gif
Films created on Regional Festival “TOFUZI”

Nomination
The Grand Prix
The Best Director
The Best Script
The Best Music
The Best Technique

Selection of the films:

The International Festival of Animated Films “TOFUZI”consists of competition, non-competition screenings.
Selection Committee is composed of professionals who will reveal films for Competition as well as for Non-Competition program on 15th of 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 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.

Festivals Jury

The Winner Films of The International Festival of Animated Films “TOFUZI” will be revealed by Main, Young and Children juries.
Festival's Main and Young International Juries will be composed of 5 people (each), which are professionals working in the sphere of animation.
The Best Film for Children will be selected by Children's Jury which will be composed of 11 children from 10 to 15 years old.
The list of Jury will be announced on www.facebook.com/festivalTofuzi/ not later than 1st of September 2018.
All the awards will be announced on the Closing Ceremony, on October 26th.
The Jury must not include person who has participated in the production or distribution of any film that takes part in the competition.
The decision of Jury are final and not subject of discussion.

Conditions for participation:

Participation in the festival is completely free.
Only films made after January 2018 are accepted for selection.
Duration of the film must be max 25 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 film is not in English it must be subtitled in English.
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 winning film on television (not more than 10 percent).

Films submitting and deadline:

Film Entries open on 1st March. One entry form for each film must be filled and submitted on google.doc or Filmfreeway.com till 31st of May 2019. In case of any question please contact us on email – tofuzifest@gmail.com
Please use "Vimeo", “Youtube” or other similar platforms to send us the link of online screener.
Entry forms must be sent only by 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 competitive program or not.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Shinko Mimi

    I participated in Tofuzi 2018. I had a great time in the festival. People are very friendly snd I had many friends. I also was inspired by people and cultures and nice views in Georgia. So hope to come back again!

    October 2018
  • Was not able to attend and feel sorry about that. Great communications, events, photos. Thanks and good luck with the next one

    October 2017
  • Thank you so much for everything and your great festival.

    October 2017