International competition Bucheon Choice presents films that show innovative, experimental spirit with a unique vision and style. Two feature film awards and two short film awards are selected by international jury, and Audience Awards are determined by audiences’ votes.
Bucheon Choice: Features
- Best of Bucheon (KRW 20,000,000)
- Best Director Choice (KRW 5,000,000)
- Jury’s Choice (KRW 5,000,000)
- Audience Award
Bucheon Choice: Shorts
- Best Short Film (KRW 5,000,000)
- Jury’s Choice for short Film (KRW 3,000,000)
- Audience Award for Short Film
This Korean competition section was established to support and encourage Korean genre films. Four feature film awards are chosen by the Korean competition jury, Best Korean Short Film is selected by the short film jury, and the Audience Awards for feature and short film are determined by audience vote. The Watcha New Talent Award and Distribution Award are given to outstanding new directors in both the features and shorts categories.
Korean Fantastic: Features
- Best Korean Fantastic Film (KRW 20,000,000)
- Korean Fantastic Best Director (KRW 5,000,000)
- Korean Fantastic Actors (2 persons)
- Korean Fantastic Audience Award
- Nonghyup Award (Distribution award / KRW 10,000,000)
- Watcha’s Pick for Korean Fantastic (1 film, KRW 3,000,000)
Korean Fantastic: Shorts
- Best Korean Short Film (KRW 5,000,000)
- Audience Award for Korean Short Film
- Watcha’s Pick for Korean Short Film (2 films, KRW 1,000,000 each)
Méliès International Festivals Federation(MIFF)
Award for Best Asian Film
The Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF) Award for Best Asian Film aims to discover and promote Asian genre films. MIFF's representative jury selects the best Asian fantastic film from contemporary genre titles that include hardcore horrors and action movies.
The NETPAC Award is given by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC). The NETPAC Jury Committee, composed of NETPAC members and cultural industry professionals, selects the best Asian film from genres such as sci-fi, thriller, dark comedy, whimsical feel-good comedy, and fantastic drama.
Odd Family Award
Comprised of children of Bucheon City, BIFAN Strange Children Jury selects the Best Film from the Odd Family section.