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Tbilisi International Animation Festival was held from the 2nd to 5th November 2022, in Tbilisi Georgia. Festival events included film screenings, masterclasses, presentations, exhibitions and more.  TIAF was concluded on 5th November 2022, with announcement of the winners of this anniversary edition of the festival! Official guests and the Minister of Culture of Georgia, Ms. Tea Tsulukiani were attended the closing ceremony. After the official part, the screening of closing film was held- the new film by Oscar winning Norwegian company Mikrofilms  - Titina. This was the East European Premiere of the film.

From all the films that have been presented at the TIAF 2022 in different sections, winners are:

Grand Prix of the Festival

Abandoned Village

Mariam Kapanadze, Georgia

For immersive contemplation on a place lost in time 

Main Competition Award


Marie Larrive, France

For a Visually sublime picture of finding peace with the abandoned memories


Animated Documentary Competition Award

Another Presence

Simon Ball, United Kingdom

For Insightful and beautifully animated look into the minds of other people

Fantasy and Horror Competition Award


Remko Polman, Netherlands

For showing the social mechanisms of compliance to evil  



The Best Film in 'Focus on Women'

Skeleton of a Moth 

Emma Kay Smith,  United Kingdom

Children Film Competition Award

The Queen of the Foxes

Marina Rosset,  Switzerland

For the poetry and sensitiveness created in animation film for children

12+Children Film Competition Award

Samurai Frog Golf

Brent Forrest ,   Japan

Animated Series Competition

The Smurfs Season 1 - Smurf your seat belts

William Renaud,   Belgium

Main Competition Special Mention

Of Wood

Owen Klatte,   United States

For impressive dedication to discovering the substance of a seemingly trivial material

Art in/of Animation Special Mention


Robert Seidel, Germany

for creative implementation of technology to create a remarkable visual experience

Animated Documentary Special Mention

A Dog Under Bridge

Rehoo Tang,   China

For a funny yet complete portrait of a street personality

Fantasy/Horror Special Mention

The Winged

Naira Muradyan, Armenia

For taking us for an unexpected journey to a town of wonders

Fantasy/Horror Special Mention


Konstantin Rosshoff, Tokay Yotimo, Marco Jörger,  Switzerland

For a dreamy drive to a person’s inner dude

Prizes awarded by Georgian Film Academy

Best Student Film Award


Mariam Qortua, Georgia

Best Student Film of International Competition


Maria Scutaru, Romania

Special Mention in Student Film Competition

King Emma

Stefan Kohler, Denmark

Special Mention in Student Film Competition


Jung-Hsin Hu

Special Mention in Student Film Competition

The Step of the Breese

Nazibrola Barbere Qortua, Georgia

Special Mention in Student Film Competition


Mariam Topuridze, Georgia

Special Mention in Student Film Competition


Khvicha Tsenguashvili, Georgia

International Jury members:

Mauro Carraro Switzerland, Tomasz Siwinski Poland, Victor Tsiklauri Georgia

Congratulations to the winners!

The sponsors and partners of Tbilisi International Animation Festival are: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia, Tbilisi Hall, Georgian National Film Center, French Institute of Georgia and others.


Thanks to our supporters, partners, and to our beloved audience! Looking forward to seeing you next year!

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