Tofuzi International Festival of Animated FIlms

Tofuzi International Festival of Animated FIlms

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
24/10/2023 - 29/10/2023
Adjara, Georgia
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About the Festival: The Festival encourages the exchange of creative experiences between Georgian and foreign artists, a search for 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 Films among adults and children.

2022 Call for Entries

The 14th International Festival of Animated Films "TOFUZI" will take a place on the 24th - 29th of October 2022 in the city of Batumi, capital of Adjara, Georgia.

“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 and can act and perform as festival owners. The Festival consists of 2 main parts: the “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”.


International Categories:

  • 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)

National Categories:

  • Animated Gif
  • Films created for Regional Festival “TOFUZI”

Special nomination

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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Only films made after January 2021 are accepted for selection.
  • The duration of the short films must be a maximum of 25 minutes, and the duration of feature-length films must be a maximum of 90 minutes.
  • Any animated film made with 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 the festival on television, only for advertising and information purposes (not more than 10%).

“TOFUZI” International Animated Film Festival consists of a competition and non-competition screenings. Selection Committee is composed of professionals who will reveal films for the Competition as well as for the Non-Competition program on the 10th of September. 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.


2020 Festival Coverage


Grand Prix
Film name: Cosmonaut / Director: Kaspar Jancis Country: Estonia
⭐Best Film For Adults: Ties, Director: Dina Velikovskaya / Country: Germany
⭐Best Film For Children: This side ,Other side, Director: Lida Fazl /C ountry: Iran
⭐Best Debut: : Bach-Hông, Director: Elsa Duhamel / Country: France
⭐Best TV -Series:  PATCHWORK SPIDER Director: Angela Steffen / Country: Germany
⭐Best Student Film: SH_T happens, Director: Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf Country: Czech Republic
⭐Best Experimental Film: Eclosion, Director: Rita Basulto Country: Mexico
Best Film Created By Children The Blockage, Director: 4th class Lukasschool, Schaarbeek / Country: Belgium
⭐Best Directing: Daughter , Director: Daria Kashcheeva / Country: Czech Republic
⭐Best Script  The Adventures Of Gloria Scott - Murder in the Cathedral, Director: Matija Pisacic, Tvrtko Raspolic / Country: Croatia
⭐Best Technique :  Sororal, Director: Frédéric Even, Louise Mercadier / Country: France
⭐Best Music:  Last Supper Director: Piotr Dumala / Country: Poland


2019 Festival Coverage

2018 Festival Coverage

NB: 2023 Festival Dates are tentative


Event Dates

  • From 24/10/2023 to 29/10/2023



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