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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 09, 2020 ~ Jul 16, 2020
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 has grown by leaps since 1997 from its birth and became the most representative symbol of Bucheon City, known as a Mecca of the culture with combination of Animation, Cartoon, Game and Film moving forward to its change and creativity. BIFAN has not only got the name of most dynamic film festival that brings together numerous film enthusiasts but also evolved into a global fame that deserves the term ‘Fantastic,’ filled with fresh energy of sensitivity in the past 20 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 providing newly various points of views. Furthermore, with cooperation with Yubari Fantastic Film Festival in Japan and European Fantastic Film Federation among others, BIFAN has progressed into the biggest gala in Asia of genres films.

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: a fore-mentioned NAFF; Korea Now - a brand new program to promote Korean fantastic films & industry; Made In Asia - a yearly summary of leading films from each 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
International Competition section (Features and Shorts). Presents innovative, experimental spirit with a unique vision and style.

Korean Fantastic
Korean Competition section (Features and Shorts). Supports and encourages Korean fantastic films.

World Fantastic Red
Another dimension of the fantastic films. Targeting widened spectrum of audiences to meet their interests toward Fantastic film scene.

World Fantastic Blue
Another dimension of the fantastic films. Targeting widened spectrum of audiences to meet their interests toward Fantastic film scene.

Family Zone
The one & only section which families can enjoy all together with full of joy and delightedness.

Forbidden Zone
Devoted to the maniac genre-film-lovers. Introducing controversial films that go beyond your fear and taboo, defending freedom of expression.

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

SF8 in BIFAN
A “Korean sci-fi anthology” from eight of the most active genre film directors in Korea. 

Renaissance of Chinese Genre Movies
A special program which focuses on the renaissance of cinema in China, where there has been significant growth of genre films. 

BIFAN X WATCHA Online Theatre
More than 69 films online - made possible through the festival’s partnership with Watcha/Watcha Player, an online platform developed in Korea.

 
  


Awards 
 
Bucheon Choice
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.

- Features
  • Best of Bucheon (KRW 20,000,000)
  • Best Director Choice (KRW 5,000,000)
  • Jury’s Choice (KRW 5,000,000)
  • Audience Award

- Shorts
  • Best Short Film (KRW 5,000,000)
  • Jury’s Choice for Short Film (KRW 3,000,000)
  • Audience Award for Short Film

Korean Fantastic
This Korean competition section was established to support and encourage Korean fantastic genre films. Four feature film awards are chosen by the Korean competition jury, and Best Korean Short Film is selected by an international short film jury. Audience Awards for Korean feature and short film are determined by audiences’ votes. This year, the competition has two new awards; Watcha's Pick (Feature/Short), for the debut feature and short, and Distribution Awards for 4 best features.

- Features
  • Techcross Environmental Services Best Korean Fantastic Film (KRW 20,000,000)
  • Korean Fantastic Best Director (KRW 5,000,000)
  • Watcha's Pick (KRW 10,000,000)
  • Fantastic Actors (2 persons)
  • Korean Fantastic Audience Award
  • Distribution Award

- Shorts
  • Best Korean Short Film (KRW 5,000,000)
  • Watcha's Pick (KRW 5,000,000)
  • Audience Award for Korean Short Film

Melies International Festivals Federation (MIFF) Award for Best Asian Film 
Melies International Festivals Federation (MIFF) Asian Award intends to promote and encourage Asian fantastic genre films. MIFF’s representative jury selects the best Asian fantastic film from the World Fantastic Red section.

NETPAC Award
NETPAC Jury Committee comprised of NETPAC members and film professionals select the best Asian film from the World Fantastic Blue section, which features newer genres and varied stories of comedy, fantasy and drama.


  
 
 
  
BIFAN 2020: Korean Film Line Up

No. Title Director Country Year Min
Opening Film
1 WHISPERING CORRIDORS 6: THE HUMMING LEE Mi-young Korea 2020 117
Bucheon Choice: Features
1 Fallen LEE Jung-sub Korea 2020 90
Bucheon Choice: Shorts 2
1 Hairy Monster KIMOH Ji-sook Korea 2020 25
2 The Creature LEE Gwan-ju France, Korea 2019 26
Korean Fantastic: Competition
1 Beauty Water CHO Kyung-hoon Korea 2020 85
2 Festival KIM Lok-kyoung Korea 2020 108
3 Go Back SEO Eun-young Korea 2019 100
4 Hunger KANG Da-yeon Korea 2020 66
5 Possessed JUNG Ha-yong Korea 2019 104
6 Super Nova BAEK Seung-kee Korea 2020 139
7 The Therapist: Fist of Tae-baek Sam CHOI Korea 2020 107
8 There is an Alien Here CHOI Eun-jong Korea 2019 79
9 Zombie Crush in Heyri CHANG Hyun-sang Korea 2020 120
Korean Fantastic: Features
1 Boys Be!! YOON Min-sik Korea 2019 90
2 The Hand CHOI Yun-ho Korea 2020 52
3 The Interviewees HWANG Seung-jae Korea 2020 83
4 Where Your Eyes Linger HWAND Da-seul Korea 2020 85
Korean Fantastic: Shorts 1
1 Incomplete Woman HUH Su-young Korea 2020 10
2 The Tax KIM Bo-kyeong Korea 2019 20
3 Ungbi and Non-human Friends KIM Da-min Korea 2020 18
4 Digital Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro: The Real-World Guide to Set Up and Workflow HONG Seong-yoon Korea 2020 40
Korean Fantastic: Shorts 2
1 Zombie 13 PARK Hyun-kyung Korea 2020 12
2 Fall Out CHUNG Jae-hoon Korea 2020 21
3 Different AHN So-hoe Korea 2019 16
4 Not Waving But Drowning KIM Lok-kyoung Korea 2019 36
Korean Fantastic: Shorts 3
1 Raging Nego HAN Jae-won Korea 2020 15
2 Subject HA Tae-min Korea 2019 15
3 Comfort JIN Hyun-do Korea 2020 27
4 Method Acting LEE Ki-hyuk Korea 2020 30
Family Zone
1 Action Dongja YONG Min-ne Korea 2020 102
Fantastic Short Films 1
1 Birdcage NO Zin-soo Korea 2020 11
2 Blood Ties WANG Hee-song Korea 2020 29
3 Last Night's Customer KIM Young-jin Korea 2020 25
Fantastic Short Films 2
1 God's Daughter Dances BYUN Sung-bin Korea 2020 25
2 Opera Erick OH Korea 2020 9
3 Paper Doll JEON In-hwan Korea 2020 30
Fantastic Short Films 3
1 Free-lancer SOHN Su-hyun Korea 2020 10
2 Mean Fall PARK Ji-ho Korea 2019 21
3 Sisters KIM Joon Korea 2020 31
Fantastic Short Films 4
1 Born Hater KIM Kyung-yeon Korea 2020 30
2 F'ACT WON Yu Korea 2019 15
3 Help Me! KIM Ji-an Korea 2020 25
Fantastic Short Films 5
1 Bazooka! KANG So-yeon Korea 2019 18
2 Old Boy and His Beloved Grandeur SONG Hye-lim Korea 2020 28
3 Transformation NAM Mi-so Korea 2020 28
Fantastic Short Films 6
1 An Misfortune LEE Soon-sung Korea 2019 30
2 My Son JEON Seung-pyo Korea 2020 30
Fantastic Short Films 7
1 Child Welfare HONG Yeon-i Korea 2020 14
2 Fireworks OH Sung-yun Korea 2020 8
3 Moths KIM Jun-mo Korea 2020 30
Fantastic Short Films 8
1 182-4 Deoksan-Myeon SHIN Ha-yeon Korea 2020 28
2 KKUM KIM Kang-min Korea 2020 9
3 Summer Training YANG Hyung-seok Korea 2019 26
Fantastic Short Films 9
1 Come Back Home CHOI Jae-young Korea 2020 28
2 Disillusioned SIM Kyu-ho Korea 2020 23
3 Levitation KIM Sa-un Korea 2020 16
Fantastic Short Films 10
1 The Last Film of Mankind LEE Hyun-seok Korea 2019 29
2 Rush EOM Woo-seob Korea 2020 33
Fantastic Short Films 11
1 Dust Safe Guard MIN Hyun-ki Korea 2020 28
2 Fictions KIM Phile-su Korea 2019 34
Fantastic Short Films 12
1 Election KIM Gyung-yoon Korea 2020 23
2 Elvis Doesn't Live Here Anymore CHOI Bo-kyu Korea 2020 30
3 Whistle PARK Sang-ho Korea 2020 18
SF8 in BIFAN
1 Baby It's Over Outside AHN Gooc-jin Korea 2020 45
2 Blink HAN Ka-ram Korea 2020 53
3 Empty Body KIM Ui-seok Korea 2020 53
4 Joan's Galaxy LEE Yun-jeong Korea 2020 54
5 Love Virtually OH Ki-hwan Korea 2020 42
6 Manxin ROH Deok Korea 2020 53
7 The Prayer MIN Kyu-dong Korea 2020 55
8 White Crow JANG Cheol-soo Korea 2020 58