List of film festivals in South Korea

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Festival Hangul / Hanja Type Most Recent Date Description Official
Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF) 아시아나국제단편영화제 Competition November 11/5 - 11/10 Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF) is the first and largest international competitive short film festival in Korea. AISFF will be the best place to see the newest trend of world cinema through eyes of short films.[1] [1]
Busan International Short Film Festival 부산국제단편영화제 BISFF mixed April 4/24 - 4/28 Launching in 1980, BISFF is the first short film festival in Korea. BISFF aspire to aesthetics in short films and has firmly established itself as the place to discover new, talented directors.[2] [2] [3]
Busan International Film Festival 부산국제영화제
mixed October 10/1 - 10/10 Busan International Film Festival is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. After its establishment in 1996, BIFF has focused on introducing and supporting new Asian directors and their films. BIFF is a non-competitive festival but it also operates a competitive program. In 1998, BIFF launched Asian Project Market (APM, former Pusan Promotion Plan/PPP) followed by Asian Film Market in 2006.[3] [4] [5]
Daegu Independent Short Film Festival (DIFF) 대구단편영화제 DIFF competition August 8/11 - 8/16 [6]
Daejeon Independent Film & Video Festival (DIFV) 대전독립영화제 competition November 11/27 - 12/3 Launched in 2007, relaunched in 2013. [7]
EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF) EBS국제다큐멘터리 페스티벌 Competition August 8/24 - 8/30 EIDF is one of Asia's prestigious documentary festivals. It began in 2004 and was presented by EBS, Korea's representative public television. Since 2004, EIDF had highlighted documentary films which were focused on Asia or were made on the Asian continent.[4] [8]
Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul (EXIS) 서울 국제 실험영화 페스티벌 competition August 8/20 - 8/27 Festival contributing to the creation of domestic experimental film and place of exchange for international experimental art. [9] [10]
Film Festival for Woman Rights (FIWOM) 여성인권영화제, 피움 none September 9/16 - 9/20 Film Festival for Women's Rights has been held to publicize the truth about violence against women and to spread the culture of supporting the victims' survival and recovering since 2006 by Korea Women's Hotline. [11]
Dae Jong Film Awards 대종상 영화제 November 20 Awards ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Information since 1962 [12] [13]
Green Film Festival in Seoul 서울환경영화제
competition May 5/7 - 5/14 Green Film Festival in Seoul is the first and biggest film festival in Korea focusing on environmental issues.[5] [14] [15]
Gwangju International Film Festival 광주국제영화제
non-competition May 5/14 - 5/18 The Gwangju International Film Festival(GIFF) is presented by the Committee of Gwangju International Film Festival in Gwangju City.

GIFF is non-competition film festival.

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Independent Film & Video Makers' Forum (INDIEFORUM) 인디포럼 mixed May 5/21 - 5/28 Indie Forum, started in 1996, is a non-competitive film festival, focusing on cultural diversity and expanding independent cinema. [18]
Indie-AniFest 인디애니페스트 non-competitive September 9/17 - 9/22 Focusing on Korean Independent Animator's experimental attempt and possibility, and presenting a vision through the expanding animation's area [19]
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival 제천국제음악영화제
competition August 8/13 - 8/18 [20]
Jeju Film Festival 제주영화제 October 10/17 - 10/20 [21]
Jeonju International Film Festival 전주국제영화제
none April 4/30 - 5/9 Focuses on digital, independent and art films. [22] [23]
Jeongdongjin Independent Film & Video Festival 정동진 독립영화제
正東津 獨立映畵祭
none August 8/7 - 8/9 Summer festival since 1999.

It is an outdoor film festival, held in the yard of Jeongdong elementary school.

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3D Korea International Film Festival 3D한국국제영화제
competition September 9/5 - 9/7 Thelargest festival dedicated to 3D Film [26] [27]
Korea International Expat Film Festival (KIXFF) 대한민국 국제 이방인 영화제
competition June 6/21 - 6/23 Low-budget independent and "expat" films. [28] [29]
Korea International Youth Film Festival 대한민국 국제 청소년영화제
大韓民國國 祭靑少年映畵祭
competition October [30] [31]
Korea Queer Film Festival (KQFF) 퀴어영화제 none June 6/18 - 6/21 Since 2001, KQFF has proudly showcased films that depict lives of LGBT. KQFF has also thrived on increasing the varieties in movie genres that can promote the LGBT rights and cultures in South Korea. The festival is annually held in June. [32]
Korean Youth Film Festival 청소년영상페스티벌 competition October Held between 1975 and 1988 by Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corp.
Short film competition for amateurs under the age of 30.
Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival 미쟝센 단편영화제 competition June 6/25 - 7/1 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival(MSFF) is one of the most prestigious short film festivals in Korea. MSFF differentiates itself from the short film festivals by trying a new concept that short films can also be categorized into a genre.[6] [34] [35]
Seoul International New Media Festival 뉴 미디어 아트 페스티벌(네마프) competition August 8/6 - 8/14 We believe everyone has the potential to become an artist who can play through new media. [36]
Persons with Disabilities Film Festival 장애인영화제 none October 10/16 - 10/19 Disabled and non-disabled beyond the movie with loved ones gathered a non-profit film festival to enjoy the movie. [37]
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 부천국제판타스틱영화제
mixed July 7/16 - 7/26 Also known as BiFan, focuses on Asian and international horror, thriller, mystery and fantasy films. [38] [39]
Puchon International Student Animation Festival 부천국제대학 애니메이션페스티벌 mixed November [40]
Seoul Human Rights Film Festival 서울인권영화제 May 5/15 - 5/17 In its 20th year, SHRFF takes place at Seoul Marronier Park, in Hyehwa. Festival focuses on Human Rights issues. [41] [42]
Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival (SIDOF) 인디다큐페스티벌 none March 3/26 - 4/1 Indie Documentary Festival to breathe and age. Oriented "experimental, progressive, dialogue and attracts Film Festival opens in the spring. [43]
Seoul Independent Film Festival (SIFF) 서울독립영화제 competition November 11/26 - 12/4 Held every December, SIFF is a competition film festival and covers all sorts of film genres. It also provides an opportunity for independent filmmakers to join and develop solidarity an mutual understanding. [44] [45]
Seoul International Agape Film Festival (SIAFF) 서울 국제사랑영화제 competition (Shorts) April 4/23 - 4/30 (Can also be interpreted as Seoul Int'l Love FF)
  • Scale | 14 Countries(53 films in total) - 23 Feature Films, 2 Medium-Length Films 28 Short Films - Premier 9 Films(World 5 Films, Asia 3 Films, Korea 1 Films)
Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) 서울국제만화애니메이션 페스티벌 competition May 5/23 -5/28 SICAF is Korea’s largest cartoon and animation festival, and is a venue for cultural exchanges, bringing together cartoons and animated works from all around the world. [47]
Seoul International Family Film Festival (SIFFF) 서울국제가족영상축제 mixed October [48]
SEOUL International Women's Film Festival (SIWFF) 서울여성영화제 mixed May 5/27 - 6/3 After its establishment in 1997, SIWFF has taken its place as the world's biggest women's film festival.[7] [49] [50]
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 서울국제청소년영화제
competition August 8/5 - 8/12 [51] [52]
University Film Festival of Korea (UNIFF) 대한민국 대학영화제 competition December [53]
Women's Film Festival in Incheon (WFFII) 인천여성영화제
mixed July 7/9 - 7/12 Woman film meet at Incheon International Women's Film Festival is "through the eyes of women" lists the world, was seen at the relationship, is so different eyes I met the other voices. [54] [55]
Women in Film Korea Festival 여성영화인축제 December [56]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF)". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF)". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  4. ^ "KOBIZ - Korean Film Biz Zone : Festival Directory". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Green Film Festival in Seoul (GFFIS)". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  6. ^ "KOBIZ - Korean Film Biz Zone : Festival Directory". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  7. ^ "KOBIZ - Korean Film Biz Zone : Festival Directory". Retrieved 2015-10-21. 

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