Busan International Short Film Festival

South Korea

festival

Since its inception in 1980, our festival, the first of its category in South Korea, has grown and evolved from the Busan Korean Short Film Festival, to become the Busan Asian Short Film Festival in 2000 and eventually the Busan International Short Film Festival in 2010.

Event date

24.04.2019 ⟶ 29.04.2019

Busan International Short Film Festival delivers a dozen awards – with prize money ranging from 500,000 wons to 10,000,000 wons – in three competitive sections: the International Competition, the Korean Competition and Operation Kino (a short documentary contest open to film students from Busan universities).

The Grand Prix in International Competition and in Korean Competition are Oscar-qualifying (for the Live Action and Animation categories).

As part of the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema), BISFF also delivers an award to the best Asian film in either International and Korean Competitions.

Event Adress (map)
Busan Cinema Center 120 Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu
48058 Busan Metropolitan City
South Korea

Admin Adress
#607 Centum Venture Town 6F 41 Centum dong-ro, Haeundae-gu
48059 Busan Metropolitan City
South Korea

No entry fee.

  • Oscar-Qualifying
  • NETPAC-member

Sébastien Simon

(Programmer)

Sébastien Simon graduated from the E.S.E.C film school and from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. His latest works as filmmaker include ‘One-minded’ (2014) and ‘The Troubled Troubadour’ (2016). He is involved with several film festivals in various capacities: programmer for Busan International Short Film Festival and Jeju French Film Festival, preselection member for Slamdance Film Festival and Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, and workshop director for Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon.