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.
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’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.
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.
BiFan’s hall of fame, The Masters pays tribute to the greatest genre masters.
Extremist film collection prepared for hardcore BiFan manias. This is a world of ultimate violence beyond your fear.
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.
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.
Along with premieres of international films, the festival presents extensive themed programs, focused on specific genres or subjects.
Summer Night Outdoor Screening
Family moments, summer breezes, unforgettable fantasies. Summer night screenings at the grass square of Bucheon City Hall.
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)
▶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 members and cultural experts select the best Asian film from Vision Express section which presents various genre films with different aspects.
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