24th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Call for Entries
Submission deadline for feature-length films and shorts: April 30
The 24th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Festival Director: SHIN Chul, hereafter BIFAN) is open for submissions of feature-length and short films from Korea and abroad. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 30.
Submitted films must have been made after January 1, 2019, with running time for short films being under 60 minutes, and running time for feature-length films being 60 minutes or more. The film must not have been previously screened in South Korea. However, exceptions may be made for films previously released in South Korea or screened at another film festival in South Korea after consultation with the BIFAN selection committee. In addition to genre films, we welcome all submissions of films that feature expansive themes and diverse visions.
Films selected by the program selection committee will be officially screened at BIFAN under the following sections: ▲Bucheon Choice ▲Korean Fantastic ▲World Fantastic Red ▲World Fantastic Blue ▲Family Zone ▲Forbidden Zone ▲Fantastic Short Films ▲Special Programs. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to winners in 16 categories.
Submissions will be accepted online at BIFAN’s entry site (http://entry.bifan.kr). Enquiries may be made by phone (032-327-6313 / ext. 113, 120, 124) or email (email@example.com (features) / firstname.lastname@example.org (shorts)). Selections for short films will be announced in May on BIFAN’s official site. For feature-length films, BIFAN will be contacting the filmmakers of selected films separately by mid May.
BIFAN is widely recognized as one of Asia’s top genre film festivals. Following Korean cinema’s 100th anniversary in 2019, BIFAN launched the “NEXT 100” project to lead the next 100 years. In 2020, Korean cinema’s 101st year, our goal is to spot extraordinary undiscovered talent and lay the groundwork for a more developed film industry. The 24th BIFAN is scheduled to be held in Bucheon from July 9 (Thu.) to July 16 (Thu.).