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  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)
    Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)
    - Official Website : http://www.bifan.kr/eng
    - Dates : Jun 27, 2019 ~ Jul 07, 2019
    - 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.

    Gorgeous Charming Dangerous, KIM HYE-SOO
    BIFAN's third star to receive a special exhibition, KIM Hye-soo

    Korean Film 100 years-A Crazy Chronicle of Korean Genre Cinema
    The special exhibition, is a program for Korean Film 100 years, co-hosted by the Korean Film Archive, Korean Film Council, and the committee for Korean Film 100 Years

    Women in Comedy, Loud and Fabulous
    “Women in Comedy, Loud and Fabulous” is the third installment in the series of BIFAN’s special programs that focus on genre films and women.

    Robots: Future Beyond the Human Race
    In this special exhibition, we will have a chance to look at the identity of robots in the history of film and predict how the future will unfurl.

    The Earth is Mine: Original Beastly Creatures
    In this monster special exhibition, you can watch Japanese classic monster movies

    Special Screenings
    We have created three special screenings, all of which have different meanings.

    Beyond Reality

     
     
      


    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 Choice (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 20,000,000)
    · Korean Fantastic Best Director (KRW 5,000,000)
    · 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 2019: Korean Film Line Up

     
    No. Title Director Country Year Min
     Closing Film
    1 The 12th Suspect KO Myoung-sung Korea 2018 102
     Bucheon Choice : Features
    1 The Culprit KOH Jung-wook Korea 2018 100
     Bucheon Choice : Shorts 1
    1 The Great 60 Days KIM Tae-woo Korea 2018 9
     Korean Fantastic: Competition
    1 Abyss: The Girl's Eye CHANG Hyun-sang Korea 2018 81
    2 Fanfare LEE Don-ku Korea 2019 88
    3 Film Adventure LEE Sang-deok Korea 2018 87
    4 The Game of Life YANG Jae-ho Korea 2019 118
    5 The Girl in a Tiny Room PARK So-jin Korea 2018 81
    6 Lapse CHAE Soo-eung Korea 2018 82
    7 Welcome to the Guesthouse SHIM Yo-han Korea 2019 99
    8 Zombie Fighter LIM Jihwan Korea 2019 64
     Korean Fantastic: Features
    1 Door Lock LEE Kwon Korea 2018 102
    2 Hello, My Cat BOK Woon-suk, SHIN Hye-jin Korea 2019 98
    3 Hit-and-Run Squad HAN Jun-hui Korea 2018 133
    4 Recipe for Happiness YOON Jaewon Korea 2019 92
     Korean Fantastic: Crossover
    1 All about My Rival in Love AHN Gooc-jin Korea 2018 63
    2 Folklore: Mongdal LEE Sang-woo Korea 2018 70
    3 Mulbineul SHIN Su-won Korea 2019 76
    4 Persona
    LEE Kyoung-mi, YIM Pil-sung, 
    JEON Go-woon, KIM Jong-kwan
    Korea 2019 89
    5 Slide to Unlock JEONG Jae-eun Korea 2018 68
    6 Trap: Director's Cut PARK Sin-woo Korea 2019 178
     Korean Fantastic: Shorts 1
    1 12th Intern SIN Yun-ho Korea 2019 29
    2 Are You an Android? YOO Myung-sang Korea 2019 14
    3 Lipstick Revolution Joy YANG Korea 2018 20
    4 Stuck KIM Mae-il Korea 2019 22
     Korean Fantastic: Shorts 2
    1 The Extreme Nightmare LEE Tack Korea 2018 20
    2 Love at the Crossroads CHOI Hee-seung Korea 2019 6
    3 NAN PARK Young-chan Korea 2018 26
    4 Tenant KIM Jeong-ho Korea 2018 28
     Family Zone
    1 Astro Gardener WON Jong-shik Korea 2019 75
    2 Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels KIM Tae-yong Korea 2018 73
     Fantastic Short Films
    1 KIM ROH Young-mee Korea 2019 13
    2 Femily KANG So-yeon Korea 2018 5
    3 Anna KIM Tae-jin Korea 2018 21
    4 Daddy in the Bag LEE Min-seob Korea 2019 17
    5 Possible Misfortunes on the Street LEE Kwang-jae Korea 2018 35
    6 When We Meet Us PAK Hyung-nam Korea 2018 18
    7 21st Century Breakdown KIM Suh-young Korea 2019 12
    8 Smell Director AN Whae Korea 2019 21
    9 The Disgusting Family KIM Mi-jo Korea 2019 14
    10 Hey, How Are You? YOO Jae-in Korea 2019 31
    11 Along the Dotted Line CHOI Ii-da Korea 2018 22
    12 Samsara JOO Hyun-joon Korea 2019 6
    13 The Hiking KONG Ji-myung Korea 2019 16
    14 Misuk PARK Decides to Die. YOON Mi-young Korea 2019 29
    15 Don't Speak KIM Gyu-tae Korea 2019 19
    16 Possession JO Young-bin Korea 2018 22
    17 How Many Ants Did We Kill PARK Gun Korea 2018 15
    18 Coma PARK Jee-in Korea 2018 12
    19 Hey CHOI Zi-hwan Korea 2019 21
    20 Guui Station Exit no.3 KIM Chang-min Korea 2019 27
    21 Attack of Killer Seaweed NOH Yoo-jeong Korea 2018 12
    22 Scourge KIM Eun-seong Korea 2018 22
    23 Stormy HAN Jeong-gil Korea 2019 27
    24 Immigration LEE Ki-hyuk Korea 2019 21
    25 HOME KIM Bo-sol Korea 2019 15
    26 The Anniversary JUNG Bit-a-reum Korea 2019 26
    27 Fishing LEE Min-kyu Korea 2019 3
    28 Noisier Than Hen JUNG Seung-hoon Korea 2019 19
    29 White Devil; Taxi Driver on Friday Night PARK Seung-won Korea 2018 17
    30 Behind the Hole SHIN Seo-young Korea 2019 24
    31 For My Young Fellows KIM Jee-hong Korea 2018 11
    32 It's OK BAEK Sun-woo Korea 2019 16
    33 Love Glitch LEE Kwang-ho Korea 2019 26
    34 Assembly SHIN Tack-su Korea 2019 19
    35 My Name is B.J Song! He Can't be That Strong!! PARK Jae-hyun Korea 2018 24
     Fantastic Short Films - SF BONG-BONG Club : Here, Next year- Wonder Kiddy
    1 Johnny Express WOO Kyung-min Korea 2015 5
    2 ARTIST-110 OH Seo-ro Korea 2014 16
    3 Defragmentation HWANGBO Sae-byul Korea 2014 14
    4 The Game of All JO Ye-seul Korea 2016 10
    5 Overload KANG Su-hyun Korea 2015 5
    6 MissHong JEON Jong-ki Korea 2017 7
    7 Green Light KIM Seong-min Korea 2016 16
    8 Lady's Night HAN Byung-a Korea 2011 19
    9 The Man Did Not Cry MOON Hyun-gil Korea 2011 9
    10 My Father's Room JANG Na-ri Korea 2016 8
    11 Before & After KANG Min-ji Korea 2016 8
    12 Love Games JUNG Yu-mi Korea 2012 15
    13 Her KIM Go-eun Korea 2015 6
    14 Manimals OH Ji-hyeon Korea 2017 5
     Gorgeous Charming Dangerous, KIM HYE-SOO
    1 First Love Lee Myung-se Korea 1993 111
    2 Tazza: The High Rollers CHOI Dong-hoon Korea 2006 139
    3 My 11th Mother KIM Jin-sung Korea 2007 104
    4 A Day for an Affair JANG Moon-il Korea 2007 103
    5 Modern Boy JUNG Ji-woo Korea 2008 121
    6 Villain & Widow SON Jae-gon Korea 2010 115
    7 The Thieves CHOI Dong-hoon Korea 2012 139
    8 Coin Locker Girl HAN Jun-hui Korea 2015 109
    9 Familyhood KIM Tae-gon Korea 2016 120
    10 Default CHOI Kook-hee Korea 2018 114
     A Crazy Chronicle of Korean Genre Cinema
    1 The Blue Hill YU Dong-il Korea 1949 36
    2 Big Monster Wangmagwi GWON Hyeok-jin Korea 1967 85
    3 Five Fingers of Death CHUNG Chang-wha Korea 1972 97
    4 Woman of Water KIM Ki-young Korea 1979 96
    5 A Mostrous Corpse GANG Beom-gu Korea 1980 85
    6 Young-Shim LEE Mi-rye Korea 1990 100
    7 Ambiguous Man KIM Yong-tae Korea 1996 105
    8 Trio PARK Chan-wook Korea 1997 100
    9 Memento Mori KIM Tae-yong, MIN Kyu-dong Korea 1999 97
    10 Gooseflesh YOON Jong-chan Korea 2001 112
    11 Wonderful Days KIM Moon-seang Korea 2003 86
    12 A Tale of Two Sisters KIM Jee-woon Korea 2003 118
     Women in Comedy, Loud and Fabulous
    1 How to Top My Wife KANG Woo-suk Korea 1994 100
    2 Villain & Widow SON Jae-gon Korea 2010 115
    3 I Can Speak KIM Hyunsuk Korea 2017 119
     Beyond Reality : Korean VR Invitations
    1 Nine VR: Come See ME CHE Minhyuk, HYEON Mina, YOU Chanmo Korea 2019 10
    2 SEHANDO - Winter Scene, Cold of the Year IM Hun Korea 2019 10
    3 Anna, Marie GO Choong-gil, JEOUNG Beom-youn Korea 2019 30
    4 A Memory of the Wind PARK Heung-sik Korea 2019 19
    5 Wedding KIM Myoung-hwa, IN Byung-hoon Korea 2018 32
    6 Empty Your Brain LEE Hye-ri, KIM Da-young, YUN Sol Korea 2019 15
    7 The tide Episode3 YOO Taekyung Korea 2018 7
    8 Layer PARK Yu-chan Korea 2019 12