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  • EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF)
    EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF)
    - Official Website :
    - Dates : Aug 23, 2021 ~ Aug 29, 2021
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82 2 526 2556
    - Fax : +82 2 526 2579
    - E-mail :
    - Office : (10393) 281, Hallyu world-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea , EBS
  • The earth we live in, there are people leading different lives and living with diverse thoughts and troubles. EIDF would like to share such diversities with the world this year, but our goal does not stop at just sharing. We look forward to seeing those thoughts and troubles turn into hopes when they are shared with the audience who empathize with them. Then those breakthroughs, which appear in the documentaries, can be the clues and keys to solve the issues we face. That is the world that EIDF dreams; the audience can meet the other side of the world by watching, empathizing and make actions.

    We face the world with various angles through documentaries. The window of ‘EIDF’ in the poster embodies the gaze toward our present and future. There are education, technologies, cultures, and ever-changing contents where the gaze reaches. The various aspects of life over the window give us special guidance to lead creative lives. The background of this year’s poster is blue. As this color implies, the sharp and collected gaze, which discovers the mysteries hidden in our world along with new approaches, is a core value of documentaries. Furthermore, the attitude of actively coping with the upcoming future with this gaze is also the element that makes documentaries meaningful.



    Opening Film
    Festival Choice (Competition): Global
    Festival Choice (Competition): Asia
    Korean Docs Panorama
    World Showcase
    Asian Shorts
    Color of Education
    Voice of Women
    Intangible Heritage in Docs
    Life Is Art 
    Mobile Shorts Competition
    Extreme Shorts Competition "In the Time of COVID-19"

    Opening / Award Ceremony

    Outdoor Screening
    EIDF holds outdoor screenings on Aug. 21st and 22nd at the Spectacular Musical Fountain in Ilsan Lake Park, Goyang City. The screenings will provide the platform for everyone to enjoy the festival together. EIDF will prepare the events under the protocols of the KCDC (Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)’s pandemic guidance, reserving spots for only those who applied in advance. The outdoor screenings will offer everyone a chance to beat the summer heat with wonderful documentaries.

    Program Event
    - Industry Awards
    - Producers Meet Funds
    Producers Meet Funds (PMF) is a round table meeting to connect documentary producers with Korean funders who play the essential roles in the Korean documentary eco-system. Each round table will consist of two financiers and five producers and runs for 20 minutes. The whole tables will be five, rotating sequentially. After the meetings, all producers will vote the most friendly, attractive, and supportive funder for the 'Best PMF Award.'


    Festival Choice(Competition): Global

    • Grand Prix : KRW 10,000,000
    • Special Jury Award : KRW 7,000,000
    • Audience Award : KRW 4,000,000

    Festival Choice(Competition): Asia

    • Grand Prix(Documentary Goyang Award) : KRW 10,000,000
    • Special Jury Award : KRW 7,000,000
    • Audience Award : KRW 4,000,000

    Mobile Shorts Competition

    • Grand Prize : KRW 3,000,000
    • Second Prize (2 Films) : KRW 1,000,000 each

    Extreme Shorts Competition "In the Time of Covid-19"

    • First Prize : KRW 2,000,000
    • Second Prize (2 Films) : KRW 1,000,000 each
    EIDF 2021: Korean Film Line Up


    No. Title Director Country Year Min
     Festival Choice (Competition): Global
    1 The Birth of Resonance Lee Jeongjun Korea 2020 96
     Festival Choice (Competition): Asia
    1 Locking Horns Sim Younghwa Korea 2021 71
    2 Land and Housing Kim Kiseong Korea 2020 83
     Contemporary Docs Panorama
    1 Like You Know It All Park Jiyoon Korea 2021 11
    2 I Bought a Time Machine Park Yeon Korea 2020 15
    3 Keep Out! - Women Over 60 Only Lee Seungju Korea 2021 88
     Close-Up Icon
    1 Song Hae 1927 Jero Yun Korea 2021 82
     Space, Memory
    1 Comfort Lee Hyerin Korea 2020 65
    2 City of Outlanders Moon Seungwook & Yu Yejin Korea 2020 61
    3  Speed of Happiness  Park Hyuckjee Korea 2020 114
     Kids & Teens
    1 Namaste Kim Sir. Lee Jongeun Korea 2021 90
     Doc's Fever
    1 Fourteen Masters Seo Minwon Korea 2021 60
     Intangible Documentary Festival
    1 Camino de Sangjaru Park Cheolwoo Korea 2021 120
    2 Dancers with the Wind  Choi Sangjin Korea 2017 88 
     Mobile Shorts Competition
    1 Ssookara Kim Chanu Korea 2021 3
    2 Repair Kim Junhee Korea 2021 3
    3 The Huinnyeoul Culture Village Shin Hyeyeon Korea 2021 3
    4 A Day of Memories Jang Dain Korea 2021 3
    5 Dad, Can You See My Face? Jang Byoungsup Korea 2021 3
    6 Can We Get Married? Kim Shinchun Korea 2021 3
    7 Ian, and the World Park Kayoung Korea 2021 3
    8 Record Hakseong-dong's Memories Alley Lee Yihyang Korea 2021 3