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  • Seoul International Food Film Festival (SIFFF)
    Seoul International Food Film Festival (SIFFF)
    - Official Website : http://www.sifff.kr
    - Dates : Sep 05, 2019 ~ Sep 10, 2019
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82-70-5102-7930
    - Fax : +82-70-8630-7919
    - E-mail : sifff@sifff.kr
    - Office : 4F. Sam-woon bldg., 385-39, Mangwon-dong, Seoul, 04018, Korea
  • Seoul International Food Film Festival (SIFFF) is the first film festival in Korea to an event to present outstanding, thought-provoking food films and celebrate diversity of food and lifestyle from different cultures. 
    The festival also aims to provide time for relaxing and healing, not to mention, to raise public awareness on sustainable and healthy eating.

     
     
     
     
    City
      
    Seoul
     




    Program
     
    Opening Film
    New Flavors
    Sustainable Table
    Chef's Special
    In Focus 2019: Taste of Australia
    Tasty Short Film Competition
    100 Year of Korea Cinema Retrospective: Korea Life & Food Culture in Classic Films 




     
    Awards
     
    Tasty Short Film Competition shows various short films from different countries conveying colorful imaginations on food. The section has already proved its potential as well as the high-profile on the SIFFF itself with 676 films from 85 countries submitted to the competition. 21 films from 14 countries are selected to run for the awards and they will be judged during the festival. The award winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.

    Tasty Short Film Competition
    - Best Short Film: 3,000,000 KRW
    - Jury Award: 2,000,000 KRW
    - Audience Award: 1,000,000 KRW
     



     
    Event

    Opening / Closing Ceremony

    Spanish Night
    Spanish Night is a special reception to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of cinema and gastronomy of Spain. A variety of delicious Spanish food and drink will be served at this party, following the screening of this year’s opening film “ Constructing Albert.”

    Delicious Talks
    Talk shows featuring industry people such as film directors, film critics, acclaimed chefs and food critics. Audiences can participate in in-depth discussions about various subjects like film, food, culture, healthy eating and sustainability, and even enjoy surprise events with complimentary food.

    Dining Cinema
    This signature program of Seoul International Food Film Festival offers a great opportunity to taste delicious food related to the screening film at the cozy Terrace of ARTNINE.

    Forum 2018: Food Storytelling – Inform, Entertain & Explore
    The food fever has been the phenomenon spreading through television programs for the past few years, and it is still going on at present, in 2018. In addition to the informational programs that show us around local farms and popular restaurants, cooking shows draw the viewers’ attention with celebrity chefs’ cooking skills, and tasting shows feature celebrities touring around and eating at hot spots in and out of Korea. It is inspiring that television programs with new formats are being developed and that there are more and more films and documentaries with sociological contemplation on history and culture around food. 
    ‘Forum 2018: Food Storytelling – Inform, Entertain & Explore’ will offer a great opportunity for us to think about our perspectives and attitude on food and culture around food, through studying the evolution of food storytelling varying from television shows on food to documentaries and fiction films with humanistic discourse on food. Panels including television producer, film director, food writer and chef will share and discuss their experience in the field, which will be followed by Q&A with the audience.

    Free Outdoor Screenings at Namsangol Hanok Village
    Free outdoor screenings will be offered from 1st to 4th, November at Cheonugak Square of Namsangol Hanok Village, a newly added festival venue.

    Namsangol Hanok Village SIFFF Outdoor Market
    SIFFF opens an outdoor market to enjoy delicious food and cheerful atmosphere of Korean traditional market, collaborating with Namsangol Night Market. It will be a great opportunity for the audiences and the tourists from all round the globe to enjoy the festival.





    SIFFF 2019: Korean Film Line Up
     
    No. Title Director Country Year Min
     New Flavors
    1 A Corner Shop LEE Suk-gyung Korea 2018 76
    2 Memories of a Dead End CHOI Hyun-young Korea, Japan 2019 89
     Tasty Short Film Competition
    1 Gurye Bakery KIM Dong-chan Korea 2019 17
    2 Blowfish LEE Seung-wook Korea 2018 15
    3 Chinese Restaurant "Younghwaru" CHOI Chang-hwan Korea 2019 25
    4 My Dear Daughter JANG Ah-lam Korea 2019 21
    5 Chicken Fighters GO Hyeon-ji Korea 2018 11
      100 Years of Korean Cinema Retrospective : Korean Life & Food Culture in Classic Films
    1 The Wedding Day LEE Byung-il Korea 1957 70
    2 An Aimless Bullet YU Hyun-mok Korea 1961 107
    3 Rice SHIN Sang-ok Korea 1963 124
    4 A Road to Sampo LEE Man-hee Korea 1975 95
    5 Good Windy Days LEE Jang-ho Korea 1980 113
    6 Chil-Su and Man-Su PARK Kwang-su Korea 1988 108
    7 Three-Oh-One, Three-Oh-Two PARK Chul-soo Korea 1995 99
    8 Festival IM Kwon-taek  Korea 1996 107