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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 16, 2015 ~ Jul 26, 2015
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82 32 327 6313
    - Fax : +82 32 322 9629
    - E-mail : program@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 2015: Korean Film Line Up
     
     
    No.
     
    Title
     
    Director
     
    Country
     
    Year
     
    Min
     
     Closing Film
    1
    Korea
    2015
    99 
     Bucheon Choice: Feature
    1
    Korea
    2014
    110
    2
    Korea
    2015
    93
     Bucheon Choice : Short 1
    1
    Korea
    2015
    10
    2
    Korea
    2015
    26
    3
    Korea
    2015
    7
     Bucheon Choice : Short 2
    1
    Korea
    2015
    26
    2
    Korea, USA
    2015
    21
    3
    Korea
    2015
    17
     World Fantastic Cinema 
    1
    Korea
    2014
    115
    2
    Korea
    2015
    98
    3
    Korea
    2015
    75
     Vision Express 
    1
    Korea
    2015
    84
    2
    Korea
    2015
    95
    3
    Korea
    2015
    100
    4
    Korea
    2015
    97
     The Masters
    1
    Korea, Estonia
    2015
    105
    Fantastic Short Films 1 
    1
    Korea
    2014
    5
    2
    Korea
    2014
    31
    3
    Korea
    2014
    14
     Fantastic Short Films 2 
    1
    Korea
    2014 
    22
    2
    Korea
    2014
    16
    3
    Korea
    2015
    2
     Fantastic Short Films 3
    1
    Korea
    2015
    19
    2
    Korea
    2014
    13
    3
    Korea
    2015
    10
     Fantastic Short Films 4
    1
    Korea
    2015
    7
    2
    Korea
    2014
    27
    3
    Korea
    2014
    9
     Fantastic Short Films 5
    1
    Korea
    2015
    14
    2
    Korea
    2015
    6
    3
    Korea
    2014
    28
     Fantastic Short Films 6
    1
    Korea
    2015
    23
    2
    Korea
    2015
    32
    3
    Korea
    2015
    6
     Fantastic Short Films 7
    1
    Korea
    2015
    9
    2
    Korea
    2015
    7
     Fantastic Short Films 8
    1
    Korea
    2015
    4
    2
    Korea
    2015
    40
     Fantastic Short Films 9
    1
    Korea
    2014
    12
    2
    Korea
    2014
    27
     Fantastic Short Films 10
    1
    Korea
    2015
    14
    2
    Korea
    2015
    28
     Fantastic Short Films 11
    1
    Korea
    2015
    12
    2
    Korea
    2015
    27
     Fantastic Short Films 12
    1
    Korea
    2015
    38
    2
    Korea
    2015
    20
    Fantastic Short Films 13
    3
    Korea
    2014
    20
    4
    Korea, France
    2015
    14
      Fantastic Short Films 14
    1
    Korea
    2015
    26
     Fantastic Short Films 15 : The 5th BiFan Youth Film Academy Collection
    1
    Korea
    2015
    7
    2
    Korea
    2015
    7
    3
     
    Korea
    2015
    8
    4
    Korea
    2015
    5
    5
    Korea
    2015
    8
    6
    Korea
    2015
    20
    7
    Korea
    2015
    5
    K-indie (Korean Independent) Genre Strikes!
    1
    Korea
    2011
    120
    2
    Korea
    2013
    72
    3
    Korea
     
    2013
    101
    4
    Korea
     
    2013
     
    98
     
    5
    Korea
    2013
    109
    6
     
    Korea
    2015
    101
    7
    Korea
    2015
    73
    KAFA+ Next D “3D, Once Again"
    1
    Korea
    2014
    116
    2
    Korea
    2015
    90
    3
    Korea
    2014
    14
    4
    Korea
    2014
    27
    5
    Korea
    2015
    24
    6
    Korea
    2015
    26