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”.

Basic information
The International Festival of Animated Films "TOFUZI" will take a place on 11th - 16th of November 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

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".

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.


International Categories:

Film for adults (short films)
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)

Special nomination

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 5th October.
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.

Festivals Jury

The Winner Films of “TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival will be revealed by “Main”, “Young” and “Children” juries.
The festival’s Main 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

Submission fee for:

Student film (short films)
• Premier Deadline - 4 EUR
• Interim Deadline - 6 EUR
• Final Deadline - 8 EUR

Film Created by Children (short films)
• Premier Deadline - Free
• Interim Deadline - 1 EUR
• Final Deadline - 2 EUR

All other categories (short films)
• Premier Deadline - 9 EUR
• Interim Deadline - 12 EUR
• Final Deadline - 15 EUR

Only films made after December 2022 are accepted for selection.
The duration of the short-films must be a maximum of 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 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 14th of April. One entry form for each film must be filled and submitted on till the 14th of September (Extended Deadline). In case of any question please contact us on the mail -
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.

Overall Rating
  • Batumi is one of my favourite places in the world. I am therefore proud that my film ''FARO" was selected for this remarkable film festival. Thank you festival team!

    November 2023
  • Ryotaro Miyajima

    Very helpful and great hospitality

    November 2023
  • Aida Ismailova

    It was a great experience to be selected at the TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival. Great festival and great people! Congratulations to the team!

    November 2022
  • They had great communication during the entire process. A good one to be in. Thanks for having me.

    November 2022
  • I went to Georgia with my wife and attended the festival. The atmosphere of the festival was great and the people in charge of the festival were so friendly and sweet. The works, workshops, and side events were of very high quality. Everything was great and now, we have many Georgian friends.

    November 2022