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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 12, 2018 ~ Jul 22, 2018
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82 32 327 6313
    - Fax : +82 32 322 9629
    - E-mail : prbifan@bifan.kr
    - Office : 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.

     
     
     
     
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    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.

    Special Programs
    Planned long ahead of each year’s festival to show its theme and direction in a concentrated way. Consists of new themes, specified genre, remarkable issues…! Stay tuned!
     
     
      


    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 (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
    In an effort to support and encourage the Korean fantastic films, BIFAN has established a new competition section that is open to domestic feature and short films. Three feature film awards are chosen by the Korean competition jury, and Best Korean Short Film is selected by international short film jury. Audience Awards for Korean feature and short films are determined by audiences’ votes.

    - Features
    · LG HiEntech Best Korean Fantastic Film (KRW 10,000,000)
    · Korean Fantastic Best Actress
    · Korean Fantastic Best Actor
    · Korean Fantastic Audience Award

    - Shorts
    · Best Korean Short Film (KRW 5,000,000)
    · Audience Award for Korean Short Film

    European Fantastic Film Festival Federation Asian Award
    European Fantastic Film Festival Federation (EFFFF) Asian Award intends to promote and encourage Asian fantastic genre films. EFFFF’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 Children’s Jury Award
    Comprised of twenty children of Bucheon City, BIFAN Children’s Jury Committee selects the best feature film from the Family Zone section.
      
     
     
     
      
    BIFAN 2018: Korean Film Line Up

    No. Title Director Country Year Min
     Opening Film
    1 Underdog OH Sung-yoon, LEE Choon-baek Korea 2018 100
     Bucheon Choice
    1 Ghost Walk YU Eun-jeong Korea 2018 90
    2 Soh SEO Bo-hyung Korea 2018 16
     Korean Fantastic: Features
    1 Deep CHO Sung-kyu Korea 2018 86
    2 The DMZ OH In-chun Korea 2017 93
    3 Dogs in the House SHIN Hae-gang Korea 2018 93
    4 The Goose Goes South BAEK Jae-ho, LEE Hee-seop Korea 2018 110
    5 Land of Happiness JUNG Min-kyu Korea 2018 86
    6 Live Hard HWANG Wook Korea 2018 100
    7 The Uncle KIM Hyoung-jin Korea 2018 100
    8 Bad Boss BAEK Jong-seok Korea 2018 103
    9 The Closed Ward PARK Gyu-tek Korea 2018 111
    10 Beautiful Vampire Jude JUNG Korea 2018 72
    11 Epitaph JUNG Sik, JUNG Bum-shik Korea 2007 98
    12 GONJIAM: Haunted Asylum JUNG Bum-shik Korea 2018 94
    13 Hakuna Matata Pole Pole KIM Sun-ung Korea 2018 97
    14 The Merciless BYUN Sung-hyun Korea 2017 120
    15 Psychokinesis YEON Sang-ho Korea 2018 101
    16 Super Margin BACK Seung-kee Korea 2018 90
     Korean Fantastic: Shorts
    1 Ship of Fools LEE Sang-hak Korea 2018 15
    2 Sigh of Sighs GIM Bo-seong Korea 2018 6
    3 So Sorry YOON Jun-hee Korea 2018 16
    4 The Favor Jason YU Korea 2018 17
    5 The World of MiMi YOON Dong-ki Korea 2018 21
    6 Transfusion LEE Seong-man Korea 2018 20
     Family Zone
    1 The Journey of the 12 Cats PARK Beom-jun Korea 2018 70
     Fantastic Short Films
    1 An Ant CHI Ye-won Korea 2018 5
    2 Shadower KWAK Ki-bong Korea 2018 20
    3 Passing Over the Hill BANG Sung-jun Korea 2018 24
    4 Say Hello to Winter JEON Chan-u Korea 2018 14
    5 Blowfish LEE Seung-wook Korea 2017 15
    6 Existence Proof KIM Tae-yun Korea 2018 32
    7 Film Again LIM Hyun-hee Korea 2018 29
    8 Intimate Strangers LEE Jai-il Korea 2018 27
    9 Fox Boy TAK Do-yeon Korea 2018 11
    10 Why Are You Staring at Me? BANG Hyeon-su Korea 2018 12
    11 Her Bath. PARK Che-won Korea 2018 19
    12 Survival Guide JUNG Chul-min Korea 2017 30
    13 Tell Me Vision LIM Jong-min Korea 2018 28
    14 Turn Your Fan Off in Winter SHIN Ga-yeon Korea 2018 23
    15 The Night Before HAN Dong-seok Korea 2018 37
    16 Pinki KIM Hyun-suk Korea 2018 11
    17 Closing Date GOONG Yu-jeong Korea 2018 27
    18 Touch LEE Mi-ji Korea 2018 19
    19 A Son Kim Bong-ju Korea 2018 13
    20 Veranda SOHN Ji-soo Korea 2018 14
    21 An Absurd Thing JUNG Jae-yong Korea 2018 26
    22 Scent KIM Eun-jeane Korea 2018 6
    23 For Elise LIM Seung-hyeun Korea 2018 29
    24 Saturday's Apartment JEON Seung-bae Korea 2018 8
    25 Breeze HONG Hae-won Korea 2018 14
    26 Dawn to Dawn LIM Jung-eun Korea 2018 29
    27 JEOM KIM Kang-min Korea 2017 4
    28 Otaku Miru KANG Ji-hye Korea 2018 12
    29 The PUB MOON Jae-woong Korea 2018 27
    30 Ignorance KIM Hyun-do Korea 2018 24
    31 A White Dog Over the Fog JUNG Seung-hee Korea 2018 14
    32 Knock BAE Hui-kyeong Korea 2018 17
    33 My Private Blue Bird KIM Seon-kuk Korea 2018 21
    34 RARE LEE Gwang-jin Korea 2018 16
    35 Skin and Mind PARK Jee-youn Korea 2018 12
    36 The Lady from 406 LEE Kyoung-mi Korea 2017 14
    37 Lala Land LEE Won-suk Korea 2017 19
    38 The Nest YIM Pil-sung Korea 2017 21
    39 The Other Day KIM Jong-kwan Korea 2018 5
    40 Unknown Woman KIM Jong-kwan Korea 2018 11
     JUNG Woo-sung: The Star, the Actor, the Artist
    1 Beat KIM Sung-soo Korea 1997 113
    2 City of The Rising Sun KIM Sung-soo Korea 1999 108
    3 Phantom The Submarine MIN Byung-chun Korea 1999 103
    4 Musa-The Warrior KIM Sung-soo Korea 2001 155
    5 Mutt Boy KWAK Kyung-taek Korea 2003 100
    6 A Moment To Remember John H. LEE Korea 2004 117
    7 The Good, The Bad, And The Weird KIM Jee-woon Korea 2008 139
    8 Cold Eyes KIM Byeong-seo, CHO Ui-seok Korea 2013 118
    9 Scarlet Innocence YIM Pil-sung Korea 2014 112
    10 Asura : The City of Madness KIM Sung-soo Korea 2016 132
    11 Steel Rain YANG Woo-suk Korea 2017 139
    12 Intention KIM Ji-young Korea 2018 110
     Best of Asia
    1 Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds KIM Yong-hwa Korea 2018 139
     Special Screening to Celebrate INDIESTORY
    1 A Midsummer's Fantasia JANG Kun-jae Korea 2015 97
    2 The Neighbor Zombie
    OH Young-doo, JANG Yoon-jung, 
    YEONG geon, RYU Hoon
    Korea 2009 89
    3 PADAK LEE Dae-hee Korea 2012 78
    4 Turn It Up To 11 BAEK Seung-hwa Korea 2010 93
    5 Written KIM Byung-woo Korea 2008 87
    6 For The Peace Of All Mankind LEE Seok-hoon Korea 1999 6
    7 How to Operate a Polaroid Camera KIM Jong-kwan Korea 2004 6
    8 Living in New Town HONG Doo-hyun Korea 2002 14
    9 Plan 19 From Outer Space MIN Dong-hyun Korea 2001 15
    10 The Things She Can't Avoid in the City PARK Jee-youn Korea 2008 13
    11 Wolf Daddy JANG Hyung-yun Korea 2005 10
    12 Morning of the Dead LEE Seung-ju Korea 2018 29
    13 Life in the Park MOON So-hyun Korea 2016 14
    14 Modern Family KIM Kwang-bin Korea 2011 18
    15 A Perm LEE Ran-hee Korea 2009 18
    16 MYSTERY PINK KOO Hye-sun Korea 2018 9
    17 The Madonna KOO Hye-sun Korea 2009 14
    18 Invitation YOO Ji-tae Korea 2009 9
    19 Out of My Intention YOO Ji-tae Korea 2007 24