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Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)
  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)
Official Website http://www.bifan.kr/eng 아이콘
Dates Jul 08, 2021 ~ Jul 18, 2021
Category Competitive
Tel +82 32 327 6313
Fax +82 32 322 9629
E-mail prbifan@bifan.kr
CaOffice Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Fantastic Office, 210 Gilju-ro, Bucheon-city, Gyeonggi-do, 14547, KOREA
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan)is Korea's most important film festival specialized in genre film. First held in 1997, it aims to present the latest fantasy, horror and thrillers films from Korea, East Asia and Southeast Asia. It has continuously grown for the last 20 years with the addition of an industry-based program, B.I.G (BIFAN Industry Gathering), and Beyond Reality, a new media XR program, which has shown stable growth for the last six years. Through popular, creative and progressive programming, BiFan is highly ranked by the audiences and film professionals alike and has confirmed its own unique identity by the variety of points of views it features. Furthermore, with its cooperation with Yubari Fantastic Film Festival in Japan and the European Fantastic Film Federation among others, BiFan is widely accepted as one of the biggest celebrations of genre film in Asia.

In addition to the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), inaugurated in 2008 as the first-ever genre-specific film industry program to discover Asian new talents of genre films, BIFAN launched B.I.G (BIFAN Industry Gathering,) a new program at the festival’s 20th edition in 2016 to expand and strengthen its industry program. B.I.G is composed of following four programs: the aforementioned NAFF; Korea Now - a brand new program to promote Korean fantastic films & industry; Made In Asia - a yearly summary of leading films from every Asian countries; and New Media - an in-depth look at the groundbreaking new technologies and their cinematic applications.

 
City  
Bucheon
 
 
Program
Opening / Closing Film

Bucheon Choice
The International Competition section (Features and Shorts) of the festival, it presents works showing innovative, experimental spirit with unique visions and styles.

Korean Fantastic
Korean Competition section (Features and Shorts).

World Fantastic Red
A selection of international features for fans of gory action, creepy horror and gripping thrillers.

World Fantastic Blue
A selection that presents a variety of genre for those who can't stand the sight of blood, such as SF, fantasy, comedy, romance, and musicals, movies that can be enjoyed with a relaxed mind.

Family Zone
A selection of films that the whole family can enjoy.

Forbidden Zone
A section that introduces the most obscene, disgusting, cruel and extreme films to stimulate the senses of the most hardcore audience.

Fantastic Short Films
A selection of short yet fantastic masterpieces from around the world. The future leaders of genre film industry are here.

Various retrospectives

BIFAN X WATCHA Online Screenings
Films available in VOD, in partnership with Korea-based streaming service Watcha


Awards
Bucheon Choice competition

- Features
Best of Bucheon (KRW 20,000,000): Awarded by the international jury to the best feature in the section.
Best Director Choice (KRW 5,000,000): Awarded by the international jury to the best director of a feature film in the section.
Jury’s Choice (KRW 5,000,000): A special mention awarded by the international jury to a remarkable feature film.


Audience Award

- Shorts
Best Short Film (KRW 5,000,000): Awarded by the international jury to the best short in the section.
Jury’s Choice for Short Film (KRW 3,000,000): A special mention awarde by the international jury to a remarkable short film.
Audience Award for Short Film


Korean Fantastic

- Features
Korean Fantastic Best Director (KRW 5,000,000): Awarded by the Korean competition jury to the best director among the film in the section.
Fantastic Actors: Two awards acknowledging the best acting performances in the feature film of the section.
Korean Fantastic Audience Award
Nonghyup Award (KRW 10,000,000): Distribution award
CGV Award (KRW 10,000,000): Distribution award
Watcha New Talent Award (KRW 5,000,000 each): Awarded to two films.


- Shorts
Best Korean Short Film (KRW 5,000,000): Awarded by the short film jury to the best short film in the section.
Audience Award for Korean Short Film
Watcha New Talent Award (KRW 5,000,000)

Melies International Festivals Federation (MIFF) Award for Best Asian Film: Awarded by a jury representing the MIFF to the best Asian fantastic film in the World Fantastic Red section.

NETPAC Award: Awarded by film professionals members of the NETPAC to the best Asian film in the World Fantastic Blue section."


BIFAN 2021: Korean Film Line Up

No. Title Director Country Year Min
Bucheon Choice: Features
1 The Medium Banjong Pisanthanakun Korea 2021 130
Korean Fantastic: Competition
1 Fallen Lee Jinho Korea 2021 90
2  Dieter Fighter Jeong Jeeyeong  Korea 2021 70
3  Ghost Image Lee Sangjun  Korea  2020 84 
4 Good Deal  Cho Kyoungho  Korea 2021 120 
5  Show Me the Ghost Kim Eunkyoung  Korea 2021 83 
6 Trans Do Naeri Korea  2020 93 
7  A Trap Lee Moonyoung  Korea  2021 85 
8  Unboxing Girl Kim Soojung  Korea 2021 121 
Korean Fantastic: Features
1 AI Her Lee Jungsub Korea 2021 67
2 Chill-Inn's Bum Hahn Vad Korea 2021 72
3 The Day I Died: Unclosed Case  Park Jiwan Korea 2019 116
4 Diva  Cho Seulyeah Korea 2020 85
5 Fumble Studio Bae Yoonhwan Korea 2020 56
6 I Leave Home  Kim Sunghwan Korea 2021 91
Korean Fantastic: Shorts
1 316 Gongwon Street Jung Minsoo Korea 2021 27
2 Light in Empty Kim Seojin  Korea 2021 29
3 Pitch Black Lee Junsup Korea 2021 28
4 Yellow Tomato Pak Hyungnam Korea 2020 15
5 Inja's Place Shin Yoojeong Korea 2021 29
6 The Isle of Trashes Choi Jiwon Korea 2021 19
7 Making Memory Park Seungbeom Korea 2021 18
8 The Moon In The Daytime Kim Yoonzy Korea 2021 30
9 The Daughter Nam Soona Korea 2021 21
10 Forest of Purity: Attack of the Adultism Kang Dongwon Korea  2021 30 
11  The Noses on the Run, Kim Boram Kim Boram Korea  2021 20 
12  Nowhere Else Lee Kyeongwon Korea  2021 28 
Family Zone
1 Super Hero Kim Minha Korea 2021 96
Strange Hommage
1 Gooseflesh Yoon Jongchan Korea 2001 110
2 Grudge of the Sleepwalking Woman Gang Beomgu Korea 1983 83
Fantastic Short Films
1 Catch You Catch Me Baek Jaeho Korea 2020 10
2 Fear Eats the Soul Kim Dongsik Korea 2021 39
3 Our Summer Poem Youn Hyein Korea 2020 24
4 The Adventure of a Hard Drive Baek Seunghwa Korea 2019 11
5 Searching for William Kim Saetbyeol Korea 2021 39
6 Zomvivi Bae Miri Korea 2020 6
7 Hug Me,  Hug Me Right! Lee Jian Korea 2021 17
8 Killing a Hamster Lim Siyeon Korea 2021 25
9 Voice Kim Youngjae Korea 2020 29
10 Breathtaking Cliff Bak Sunyong Korea 2020 29
11 Rats in the House Hong Yeoni Korea 2020 19
12 Special Scholarship Yang Yoonjung Korea 2021 27
13 chi chi Jeon Chanwoo Korea 2021 21
14 Ghost Friend Jeong Hyeyeon Korea 2021 32
15 Nipple War 3 Paek Siwon Korea 2021 24
16 Cashy Gil Iji Korea 2020 18
17 Sipjangsaeng Jung Jaeyeon Korea 2021 30
18 Voice Over Lee Minseob Korea 2021 11
19 Dreamfall Kang Woojin Korea 2021 13
20 Sticky Night Eun Jonghoon Korea 2020 27
21 The Trace Seo Taebeom Korea 2021 24
22 Newwave Cinema Uhm Haneul Korea 2021 10
23 The Unusual TV Wiki Searching for Eccentrics in the Country! : Episode 617. The Extraordinary Cohabitation with a Strange Man and Speaking Goat An Yunbin Korea 2020 39
24 The Way of Vengeance Cho Sewon Korea 2020 18
25 Employee Handbook for the Hope Daycare Cente
Korea 2020 21
26 Rotary Woman Yoon Eunkyoung Korea 2021 15
27 The Tale of Mari and Yimae Won Jiho Korea 2020 36
28 Cicada, Yoon Daewoen
Korea 2021 18
29 Made for Each Other Kim Sohyun Korea 2021 30
30 Why is It so Warm on Christmas? Choi Wongene Korea 2021 27
31 Collectors Seo Wontae Korea 2021 7
32 Dink Kim Seungmin Korea 2021 35
33 Off the Map_Vertically
Korea 2021 13
34 Jump Kim Hyunsoo Korea 2021 20
35 Laundry Kim Haejin Korea 2020 28
36  202 201  Cho Youngmyoung Korea 2021 15 
37  A Dream about My Ex  Qi Lin Korea 2020 24 
38  Somewhat Cloudy Day Ahead of Us  Kim Jongheon Korea 2020 25 
39  Evanescent Hyung Seulwoo  Korea 2021 30
40 Raw Film  Kim Minjae  Korea 2021 33
41 Stars on the Sea  Jang Seungwook Korea 2021
42 North Star Yeom Seungmin Korea 2021 30 
43 Our Dance Kim Hyeonyeong  Korea 2021 23 
44 Sang-hee Kim Moonui Korea 2021 28 
45 Heart Erick Oh Korea 2010
46 How to Eat Your Apple Erick Oh Korea 2011 2
47 Gunther Erick Oh Korea 2014 7
48  O Erick Oh Korea 2015 4
49 How to Paint Your Rainbow Erick Oh Korea 2018 2
50 Opera Erick Oh Korea 2020
Vertical Short Film Special Screening : 25
1 25 Years Old : the Age All the Young are Deprived of Their Dream Park Churwoong Korea 2021 3
2 25 Years Old Couple Jeong Gayoung Korea 2021 3
3 Breed Byun Siyeon Korea 2021 3
4 A Fair Deal Moon Sihyun Korea 2021 3
5 Falling In Love Park Sooyoun Korea 2021 3
6 Kill 25 Woo Kwanghoon Korea 2021 3
7 Like Me Like You Heo Chul Korea 2021 3
8 Russian Roulette  Oh Inchun Korea 2021 3
9 Secret #2525  Bong Mandae Korea 2021 3
10 The Woman Who Killed 25 People  Jung Harin Korea 2021 3
The Memory of Lee Choonyun
1 Memento Mori Kim Taeyong & Min Kyudon Korea 1999 99
2 The Terror, LIVE Kim Byungwoo Korea 2013 98