Throughout the competition, the works of international students are on display. Students come from Georgia, the USA, Argentina, Germany, France, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Armenia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, South Africa, Iran, Poland, Russia, and more.
The films are shown on the big screen at Amirani Cinema. The festival has an international jury, which decides the best narrative, documentary, animation/experimental films, and directing.
Representatives from cinema schools, teachers, and directors compose the international jury. During the festival, the jury members also hold free masterclasses.
The Tbilisi International Student Film festival is actively involved in the development of cinema worldwide. The festival was founded in the 1980s by the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University.