Call for Entry

26th Busan International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2021

The Busan International Film Festival (Korea) is accepting Asian Short Films (until June 23rd) and Feature Films (until July 21st, 2021).

About the festival:
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) held annually in Haeundaegu, Busan (Korea) is one of the most important film festivals in Asia, together with the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Tokyo International Film Festival. Since the first edition in 1996, the festival aim to introduce new films and first-time directors to the world. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the large youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent.

General Rules:
– The festival accepts Asian short films (less than 60 minutes – less than 30 minutes for competition) and feature films (60 minutes or more).
– The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries, and animation.
– The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival.
– IMPORTANT: The festival gives priority to World or International Premieres.
– The film must have been completed no earlier than October 2020 and should be completed no later than September 2021.
– Films previously submitted to the Festival but not selected will not be reconsidered.
– Submission Forms can be download from the website.
– Films in any language other than Korean or English must be provided with English subtitles.
– Should the film be selected, it must be available in either DCP(D-Cinema), 35mm, HDCAM, or (Digi)Beta. No other formats including DVD and Blu-ray are compatible. DCP is the most preferred, and the rest of the available formats may be restricted to certain screening venues and time-slots due to different facilities in venues.
– Submissions MUST be done via the official website (see link below).
Submission Fee: FREE
* Asian Short Films – June 23rd, 2021 (18:00 pm KST)
* Feature Films – July 21st, 2021 (18:00 pm KST)
Date of notification: End of August 2021

To submit and read the full Rules and Regulations please go here:

We remind readers that the 26th Busan International Film Festival will take place from October 6th – 15th, 2021 in Busan, South Korea.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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