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  • Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF)
    Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF)
    - Official Website :
    - Dates : Apr 22, 2020 ~ Apr 27, 2020
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82 51 742 9600
    - Fax : +82 51 701 9660
    - E-mail :
    - Office : 48059 #607 Centum venture town 6F, 41, Centum dong-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea
  • In 1980, the BISFF launched with the aim of creating the film-making friendly environment and finding talented film professionals. It has introduced many different kinds of films, including 8mm and independent films made by students and general public. Many young talents in those days are now taking the lead in the Korean cinema. The BISFF renamed itself as the Busan Asian Short Film Festival on May 19, 2000, intending to extend its horizon into Asia even getting entries from abroad and introducing excellent but not known Asian directors, which was the first try in Korea. Once again the BISFF changed its name into the Busan International Short Film Festival in 2010, expanding to the world, beyond Asia. Especially since 2012, the BISFF has started the program ‘Guest Country’, trying to enhance the characteristics of this festival. The BISFF has been introducing short films and cultures of the Guest Country. In addition to the competition section, various sections have given audience the chances to see the trend in a short film in the world and to guess its future. There are not many international short film festivals in Asia, the BISFF is expected to be a window to introduce Korean and Asian short films to the world and vice versa.



    International Competition

    Korean Competition

    Guest Country Program
    - Swiss Panorama
    - Swiss Mosaic
    - Swiss Rainbow
    - Prequel of Belgium
    - BISFF Talk: Duet

    World Shorts
    - Prism
    - Hub of Asia
    - Curtain Call
    - Short Letter from New Zeland

    Shorts for Family
    - Shorts-Kids
    - Shorts-Youth
    - Magic Lantern

    Special Screening
    - 3D Special Screening
    - Operation Kino
    - Moonlight Cinema


    BISFF Forum
    Since the 20th century, film has walked on both sides of industry and art, all the while reflecting the changes in society and refining aesthetic language as a medium for knowledge, knowhow, function and technology. The social changes brought about by the digital culture in this century have raised pressing questions. Film producers, audience and researchers have each questioned how new film technology and techniques will change the future of film production and experience. As part of BISFF events, the Busan International Transmedia Forum provides just the arena for such discussions. This year, the Forum has invited some 10 scholars of film studies and film professionals, including the keynote speaker Barbara Flueckiger, professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and specialist in film color research. The Forum will attempt to move in a new direction of questions about film technology issues, focusing on time and space expanded. It will consider both the case of important resistance and reception to technological advances, from pre-film devices to contemporary VR films. We hope that the 2019 Forum will prove to be a platform to share opinions regarding the relationships and specifics of film technology ? its aspects, executions, challenges and responses.

    Moonlight Cinema



    International Competition
    - Grand Prix for Best Picture: 10,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Excellence Award for Best Picture: 5,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Jury Prize: 2,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Audience Award: A prize and a trophy
    Korean Competition  
    Grand Prix for Best Picture: 5,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Excellence Award for Best Picture: 3,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Jury Prize: 1,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    - Audience Award: A prize and a trophy
    - Best Acting Award: A prize and a trophy

    NETPAC Award
    : A prize and the certificate

    Operation Kino  
    - Grand Prix for Best Picture: 1,000,000 KRW and a trophy
    Excellence Award for Best Picture: 500,000 KRW and a trophy

    BISFF 2019: Korean Film Line Up 
    No. Title Director Country Year Min
     Korean Competition
    1 Rest a While HAN Kyung-seok Korea 2019 25
    2 Observation and Memory LEE Som-yi Korea 2018 11
    3 Peach SIM Soo-gyeong Korea 2018 27
    4 New Record HEO Ji-eun, LEE Kyoung-ho Korea 2018 22
    5 A Cog in the Wheel LEE Gyeong Korea 2018 20
    6 Capsule Coffee CHUNG Hae-il Korea 2018 29
    7 Touch LEE Mi-ji Korea 2018 19
    8 My Little Brother, Seung-hyuk KIM Deok-geun Korea 2018 19
    9 Yuwol: The Boy Who Made the World Dance BEFF Korea 2018 25
    10 Cicada YOON Seo-jin Korea 2019 19
    11 Night of Collapse LEE Jun-yong Korea 2018 20
    12 Alright KIM Hyo-jun Korea 2019 30
    13 Skin and Mind PARK Jee-youn Korea 2018 11
    14 On My Way Home LEE Seung-kyu Korea 2018 29
    15 Morning of the Dead LEE Seung-ju Korea 2018 29
    16 Playing with Fire KIM Se-in Korea 2018 11
    17 We Go Together JO Seung-won Korea 2018 29
    18 404 Not Found UHM Ha-neul Korea 2018 28
     World Shorts
    1 The Loyalist KANG Min-ji Korea 2015 19
     Shorts for Family
    1 Friend PARK Gun-hee, AHN Min-jung, LEE Jong-bok Korea 2018 4
    2 First Encounter PARK Jae-hyun Korea 2017 10
     3D Special Screening
    1 Waterside KIM Ji-young Korea 2015 10