Tbilisi International Animated Festival Was held this year in Hybrid format. Physical part took place in Amirani Cinema from 30th October till 2nd of November, and online part was presented on the festival's web platform, continued till 8th of November. This year on the festival were presented more than 190 films from 46 countries, and the winners list include the titles from France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Italy, Spain, Georgia and other countries.
Except the screenings of more than 17 programs - among them 6 competitive, 2 special programs, programs for children, youth, and adults., there were held professional and educational masterclasses, presentations, interviews with filmmakers. The member of Jury panel Piotr Kardas, director of O!PLA Animation Festival and film promoter from Poland presented the lecture about the history of Polish Animation – crucial figures, movies, decisions.
From all the films that have been presented at the TIAF 2021 in different sections, winners are:
The Best Film of TIAF 2021
Kajika Aki Ferrazzini, France
Jury Special Mention Prize in 'Short Films Competition'
Nina samanishvili, Georgia
The Best Animated Documentary of TIAF 2021
Maarten Isaäk de Heer, Germany
Jury Special Mention in 'Animated Documentary'
There Is No “I” In Island
Rebecca Thomson, Australia
The Best Film in 'Focus on Women'
Skeleton of a Moth
Emma Kay Smith, United Kingdom
Jury Special Mention in 'Focus on Women'
Louise Bongartz and D. Forest Gamble, Spain
The Best 12+ Children Film of TIAF 2021
Cinzia Angelini , United States
The Best Children Film of TIAF 2021
URSA - The song of the Northern Lights
Natalia Malykhina, Norway
Jury Special Mention for Children Film
Ezgi Su Korkmaz, Hungary
The Best Student Film of TIAF 2021
Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise, France
The Best Animated Series
Géza M. Tóth, Hungary
Congratulations to the winners!