Scary Tales Archive

Scary Tales Archive

Tales Archive. By gathering ghost stories from all around the world, BIFAN offers a short-film production fund for projects based on ghost stories included in the Archive. In addition, BIFAN is working with a copyright conference to solve whatever problems may occur while creating an archive.

BIFAN sees this Scary Tales Archive as means both to preserve precious international oral traditions and to encourage the creation of new content and genre films based on these cultural assets.

Ghost Story Collection

This collection was completed by BIFAN and the following entities: UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (246 cities in 84 countries) and BIFAN Heroes - a Global YouTuber platform launched in 2019 with the partnership of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul Women's University, and Sungshin Women's University, which has created over 9,373 films worldwide, since its inception in 2019.

Ghost Story Archive Production and Distribution

selected for the production archive. In the first round, a jury panel comprised of students and ordinary citizens selected 200 stories out of 1,222. In the second and third rounds, a separate jury panel consisting of film officials chose 30 out of the 200. A complete collection of the Ghost Story Archive will be printed and distributed by UESCO’s Creative Cites Network to be housed in libraries throughout the world.

Ghost Story Archive Production and Distribution
- UNESCO Creative City Bucheon Storytelling Contest

A total of 100,000 USD (approx.) in funding is available for the production of short films based on ghost stories. Under the new banner of “Amplify the Talent of Genre to Meet the World,” BIFAN will actively discover and foster a new creative workforce’s content through the Ghost Story Short Film Production Fund - held as part of the Ghost Story Archive Project.

  • Deadline :May 20 - June 25, 2020
  • Contest Objective :produce short-form content - film, web drama, or video (3 minutes or less)
  • Materials & Topic :ghost stories
  • Schedule :Final Results Announced: July 13, 2020 / Grant Recipients Announced: July 15, 2020
  • Sponsored by :Bucheon City
  • Presented by :Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Supported by :Korean Film Council, Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi Content Agency, Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Copyright Conference

In July, 2020, during the 24th Bucheon Internation Fanstastic Film Festival, a copyright conference will be held in order to explore ways of solving copyright issues that may arise in the creation of secondary works based on ghost stories.

  • Presented by :Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Sponsors :Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi Content Agency