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  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan)
    Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan)
    - Official Website : http://www.bifan.kr/eng
    - Dates : Jul 21, 2016 ~ Jul 31, 2016
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82 32 327 6313
    - Fax : +82 32 322 9629
    - E-mail : prbifan@bifan.kr
    - Office : 1 Gilju-ro Wonmi-go, Bucheon-city, Gyeonggi-do, 420-860, KOREA (South)
  • 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 enthusiast but also evolved into a global fame that deserves the name of place of ‘Fantastic’ filled with fresh energy of sensitivity in the past 17 years.  
     
     
     
    Through the advanced and progressed well -planned programming, BiFan has highly ranked by the audiences and those who are working in film industry and confirm its own identity of area by providing newly various points of views. Furthermore, by cooperation between BiFan among Yubari Fantastic Film Festival in Japan, and European Fantastic Film Federation, BiFan has progressed into the biggest gala of Asian in genres. In addition, BiFan launched its first project market called Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) in 2008.
     
     
     
     
     
    City   Bucheon
     
     
     
    Program 
      
    Bucheon Choice
     
    Essence of Genre Cinema
     
    International competitive section showcasing 12 outstanding films of genre cinema. Discover the world’s genre talents and energy that take over the screen. Bucheon Choice consists of feature and short categories.
     
     
    World Fantastic Cinema
     
    World’s Latest Fantastic Films
     
    Showcasing the latest fantastic films from across the world, World Fantastic Cinema is considered as the most representative section of BiFan. Films in genres including horror, sci-fi, thriller, action and fantasy will be introduced.
     
     
    Vision Express
     
    Find Your Vision in Cinema
     
    Special selections with greater diversity and appeals. Vision Express explores from experimental films to popular titles, genre movies to arthouse, that you will find your own vision of life.
     
     
    The Masters
     
    A Feast of Genre Masters
     
    BiFan’s hall of fame, The Masters pays tribute to the greatest genre masters.
     
     
    Forbidden Zone
     
    Zone of Extremist
     
    Extremist film collection prepared for hardcore BiFan manias. This is a world of ultimate violence beyond your fear.
     
     
    Ani Fanta
     
    Animated Pieces that Capture Your Attention
     
    Ani Fanta is not just a fun-ridden animation collection. Vivid animated pieces that meet a fantasy and artistry capture your attention.
     
     
    Fantastic Short Films
     
    Short yet Powerful
     
    The fascination and joy that only short films can have. Meet the fantastic short films of new generation who will lead the future of genre cinema.
     
     
    Special Programs
     
    Special Line-up in Focus
     
    Along with premieres of international films, the festival presents extensive themed programs, focused on specific genres or subjects.
     
     
    Open Cine Parade
     
    Summer Night Outdoor Screening
     
    Family moments, summer breezes, unforgettable fantasies. Summer night screenings at the grass square of Bucheon City Hall. 
     
     
      
    Awards 
     
    Bucheon Choice :  Feature International Competition
     
    The six awards are open to new, innovative genre-centered films screened under Bucheon Choice : Feature section. The awards are presented in six categories, total prize of 25,000,000(KRW). International Jury Committee consisting of professionals in film and culture selects 5 winners and NH Nonghyup Citizen's Choice award is determined by audience’s votes.
     
     
    Best of Bucheon (15,000,000 KRW)
     
    Best Director (10,000,000 KRW)
     
    Best Actor
     
    Best Actress
     
    Jury's Choice
     
    NH Nonghyup Citizen's Choice
     
     
    Bucheon Choice : Short International Competition
     
    International Jury Committee consisting of film and culture professionals selects short films that show innovative and experimental spirit of cinema. Citizen's Choice for Short Film is determined by audience's vote.
     
     
    Best Short Film (5,000,000 KRW)
     
    Jury's Choice for Short Film (3,000,000 KRW)
     
    Best Korean Short Film (5,000,000 KRW)
     
    Citizen's Choice for Short Film
     
     
    European Fantastic Film Festival Federation Asian Award
     
    European Fantastic Film Festival Federation(EFFFF) Asian Award intends to promote and encourage Asian genre films. EFFFF’s representative Jury Committee selects the best Asian genre films from World Fantastic Cinema section.
     
     
    Netpac Award
     
    Netpac members and cultural experts select the best Asian film from Vision Express section which presents various genre films with different aspects.
     
     
    LG HiEntech Award
     
    For the purpose of promoting Korean independent feature films and nurturing new talents, film experts select the best Korean independent feature film. Sponsored by LG HiEntech, the winner receives a KRW 5,000,000 cash prize.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    BiFan 2016: Korean Film Line Up
     
     
     
    No.
    Title
    Director
    Country
    Year
    Min
    Closing Film
    1
    Korea
    2016
    93
    Buchon Choice: Features
    1
    Korea
    2016
    156
    Buchon Choice: Shorts
    1
    Korea
    2016
    14
    2
    Korea
    2016
    17
    Korean Fantastic: Features
    1
    Korea
    2015
    84
    2
    Korea
    2015
    91
    3
    Korea
    2016
    103
    4
    Korea
    2016
    91
    5
    Korea
    2016
    106
    6
    Korea
    2016
    120
    7
    Korea
    2016
    81
    Korean Fantastic: Shorts
    1
    Korea
    2015
    18
    2
    Korea
    2015
    11
    3
    Korea
    2016
    22
    4
    Korea
    2015
    12
    5
    Korea
    2015
    8
    6
    Korea
    2016
    20
    World Fantastic Red
    1
    Korea
    2016
    110
    World Fantastic Blue
    1
    Korea
    2015
    109
    Family Zone: Features
    1
    Korea
    2015
    60
    Fantastic Short Films
    1
    Korea
    2016
    39
    2
    Korea
    2015
    21
    3
    Korea
    2015
    11
    4
    Korea
    2015
    30
    5
    Korea
    2016
    26
    6
    Korea
    2015
    20
    7
    Korea
    2016
    29
    8
    Korea
    2016
    11
    9
    Korea
    2015
    18
    10
    Korea
    2015
    17
    11
    Korea
    2015
    25
    12
    Korea
    2015
    25
    13
    Korea
    2016
    34
    14
    Korea
    2015
    20
    15
    Korea
    2016
    28
    16
    Korea
    2015
    4
    17
    Korea
    2015
    16
    18
    Korea
    2016
    32
    19
    Korea
    2015
    3
    20
    Korea
    2015
    17
    21
    Korea
    2016
    21
    22
    Korea
    2016
    11
    23
    Korea
    2015
    33
    24
    Korea
    2016
    9
    25
    Korea
    2015
    27
    26
    Korea
    2016
    27
    27
    Korea
    2016
    13
    28
    Korea
    2016
    7
    29
    Korea
    2016
    17
    30
    Korea
    2015
    20
    Fantastic Short Films - The 6th BIFAN Youth Film Academy Collection
    1
    Korea
    2016
    6
    2
    Korea
    2016
    10
    3
    Korea
    2016
    12
    4
    Korea
    2016
    5
    5
    Korea
    2016
    9
    6
    Korea
    2016
    9
    7
    Korea
    2016
    13
    Special Programs - 20 Years, 20 Favorites
    1
    Korea
    2003
    117
    2
    Korea
    2008
    123
    3
    Korea
    2010
    115
    4
    Korea
    2007
    12
    5
    Korea
    2009
    9
    Special Programs - Best of Asia
    1
    Korea
    2015
    123
    2
    Korea
    2015
    139
    3
    Korea
    2015
    130