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  • Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF)
    Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF)
    - Official Website : http://www.bisff.org
    - Dates : Apr 21, 2021 ~ Apr 26, 2021
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82 51 742 9600
    - Fax : +82 51 701 9660
    - E-mail : office@bisff.org
    - Office : 48059 #607 Centum venture town 6F, 41, Centum dong-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea
  • Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) began in 1980 under the name “Korean Short Film Festival”. Its aim was to introduce independent short films from the greater Busan area and to foster film talent. It was renamed “Busan Short Film Festival” in 1997, and again in 2000 as “Busan Asian Short Film Festival”, becoming the first Korean short film festival to extend the competition internationally, introducing other Asian short films and directors to Korean viewers. In 2010, the name was changed once again to “Busan International Short Film Festival” to extend the competition beyond Asia. At present, the festival awards the most creative and excellent short films in the competition sections (International Competition, Korean Competition, Operation KINO), and showcases short films from around the world.
    As the first Korean film festival to become an Academy Awards Qualifying Festival, BISFF sends its grand prize recipient from the competition sections to be considered for the short film (except documentaries) nominations in the Academy Awards. It is also contributing to the progress of short films through collaborations with such programs as NETPAC and Short Film Conference.
     


    City
    Busan                                                 
     

    Program                                          
    Competition
    - International Competition
    - Korean Competition
    - Operation Kino: run by the Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) and the Jung-gu Busan Metropolitan City to cultivate local film majors by giving them an opportunity to create a short documentary film.

    Guest Country: Lithuania
    - Lithuanian Panorama
    - Lithuanian Cineaste
    - Lithuanian New Generation

    Hub of Asia
    - AFiS Special: short films made by some of the Fellows who are currently following this year’s course at Busan Asian Film School.
    - S-Dramas from Viddsee Originals: the first episodes of five miniseries produced by Viddsee, a growing streaming platform which focuses on, and nurtures, South East Asian short films.
    - Buddha’s Matinee: six films meant to represent saṃsāra, or wheel of life

    Korean Shorts
    - Platform: a single journey of 10 short films that explore the trends and visions of Korean short films in various contexts.
    - Busan IN: previous award-winning films made in Busan in the 1990s and early 2000s, restored and archived with the support of the Busan Metropolitan City and other film-related organizations to commemorate Busan’s designation as one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities of Film.

    Beyond Shorts
    - Prism 1: Five Lithuanian films ranging from personal documentary to abstract expressionism and conceptual art make up this experimental film screening, a proposition from one of the filmmakers, Julius Ziz. 
    - Prism 2: Dedicated to the art and spirit of Jonas Mekas who would have turned 100 years old this year.
    - Prism 3: Jonas Mekas’ longest film ever (nearly five hours) from 2000.
    - 3D Shorts: Discover how filmmakers use stereoscopic filmmaking technologies and styles to create never seen artistic experiences.
    - Interactive shorts

    Special Screenings
    - NC Special Screening, Perspective of Quebec: a collaboration with the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), one of the leading film festivals in Quebec, Canada.
    - Goya-BAFTA Special: a program to commemorate the BISFF becoming a Goya Awards qualifying festival and a BAFTA qualifying festival.
    - BISFF Short Film Project: 2 short films, each selected from the BISFF Short Film Project, which began 3 years ago, and the BISFF Short Film Project (Busan).


    Events 
    BISFF Talk
    “BISFF Talk” provides an opportunity for a filmmaker and the audience to discuss films together. It is a great chance for a filmmaker to introduce his or her works, as well as for a filmmaker and the audience to communicate together and broaden their horizons on films and the world. This year, we will be joined by Šarūnas Bartas, a world-class cineaste from Lithuania, for BISFF Talk. The invited speaker will talk about his film world, as well as the meaning and role of film in the current global situation.

    Roundtable 1: Korean Short Films : Current Status and Prospect of Globalization
    Roundtable 2: From Shorts to Series : Empowering the Next Generation of Storytellers
     

    Awards
    International Competition
    - Grand Prix for Best Picture: 10,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Excellence Award for Best Picture: 5,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Jury Prize: 2,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Audience Award: A prize and a trophy
     
    Korean Competition  
    - Grand Prix for Best Picture: 5,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Excellence Award for Best Picture: 3,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Jury Prize: 1,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Audience Award: A prize and a trophy
    - Best Acting Award: A prize and a trophy

    NETPAC Award
    : A prize and the certificate

    Operation Kino  
    - Grand Prix for Best Picture: 1,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Excellence Award for Best Picture: 500,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Agora Jury Award: A prize and a certificate
     


    BISFF 2022: Korean Film Line Up 
    (Click the titles to see more info)

    No.

    Title

    Director

    Country

    Year

    Min

     Opening Film

    1

    Winter Cicada

    JUNG Sujin

    Korea

    2022

    26

    2

    The Drivers

    CHO Heesoo

    Korea

    2021

    9

     Korean Competition

    1

    Honor Guard

    LEE Sangmin

    Korea

    2021

    27

    2

    Trace of Time

    Iwa

    Korea

    2021

    19

    3

    An Excessive Day

    ZHAO Danyang

    Korea

    2021

    26

    4

    The Ark in the Desert

    KIM Areum

    Korea

    2021

    12

    5

    Nowhere Else

    LEE Kyeongwon

    Korea

    2021

    28

    6

    Apartment

    LEE Jui

    Korea

    2021

    4

    7

    Pitch Black

    LEE Junsup

    Korea

    2021

    28

    8

    The Square

    LEE Gahong

    Korea

    2021

    25

    9

    Cicada

    YOON Daewon

    Korea

    2021

    17

    10

    One of my Fortune

    JO Ryeongmi

    Korea

    2021

    30

    11

    The Red Lump

    KIM Jisu

    Korea

    2021

    12

    12

    Mast

    LEE Juseung

    Korea

    2021

    24

    13

    The Daughter

    NAM Soona

    Korea

    2021

    21

    14

    Unfamiliar Familiar

    SIN Haesup

    Korea, Switzerland

    2021

    29

    15

    My Child

    KIM Hyunjoo

    Korea

    2022

    11

    16

    The Indelible

    YOON Haesung

    Korea

    2021

    21

    17

    Lovelylove

    Jooyoung

    Korea

    2021

    29

    18

    Cut

    SON Minzun

    Korea

    2021

    17

    19

    Standby

    LEE Kyoungho, HEO Jieun

    Korea

    2021

    19

    20

    The Night Coming Alone

    CHOI Eunsoo

    Korea

    2021

    16

    Operation Kino

    1

    The Moment of Shining

    LEE Junwoo

    Korea

    2022

    16

    2

    Renaissance

    NOH Heekwan, PARK Hyunyoung

    Korea

    2022

    16

    3

    Seungwoo

    LEE Haesol

    Korea

    2022

    16

    4

    Output

    SON Heewan

    Korea

    2022

    16

    5

    Keep Going

    JANG Yuyoung

    Korea

    2022

    15

    6

    Homeground

    GWON Myeongjun

    Korea

    2022

    16

     Buddha’s Matinee

    1

    Mandala of May

    Gudam

    Korea

    2021

    30

    2

    Samsara

    JOO Hyunjoon

    Korea

    2019

    6

     Korean Shorts – Platform

    1

    Eyes and Horns

    IM Chaerin

    Germany, Korea, USA

    2021

    6

    2

    The Day

    LEE Dongwon

    Korea

    2020

    18

    3

    Blue Land

    KEEM Youngle

    Korea

    2020

    18

    4

    Bruise

    KIM Inhey

    Korea

    2019

    25

    5

    Floating Memories

    OK Seyoung

    Korea

    2021

    4

    6

    Finding Haemi

    HEO Jieun, LEE Kyoungho

    Korea

    2019

    25

    7

    Walking on the Chairs

    CHA Jeamin

    Korea

    2020

    11

    8

    The Divers

    CHO Heesoo

    Korea

    2021

    9

    9

    Undo

    YOO Joonmin

    Korea

    2020

    24

    10

    Vidéo Noire

    SUNG Haeun

    Korea

    2021

    9

     Korean Shorts – Busan IN

    1

    A Story From a Far Away Country

    HEO Yoonseok

    Korea

    1990

    25

    2

    The Body Temperature

    YOO Sanggon

    Korea

    1998

    8

    3

    My Family Story

    KIM Kyungrok

    Korea

    1999

    20

    4

    One Day Out

    KIM Sunkyung

    Korea

    2001

    15

    Beyond Shorts – 3D Shorts

    1

    Disqualified

    KYEONG Jisuk

    Korea

    2013

    10

    Beyond Shorts – Interactive Shorts

    1

    They

    KIM Wonjun

    Korea

    2022

    27

    2

    Blooming

    CHOI Junseo

    Korea

    2021

    22

    Special Screening BISFF Short Film Project

    1

    Winter Cicada

    JUNG Sujin

    Korea

    2022

    26

    2

    Mom’s Catwalk

    SHIN Nari

    Korea

    2022

    15