Call for Entry

25th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival – Call for Entry 2023

The Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (Korea) is accepting films until May 3, 2023.

About the festival:
The Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (SIWFF) is a unique and influential event presenting new values and the alternatives from a feminist perspective among Korean international film festivals. The festival contributes to the development of women’s positive values and plays an essential role establishing a network between Asian and the other countries. SIWFF provides the ways to promote and exhibit Korean women’s films abroad by discovering and supporting women in film industry. It also helps Korean film industry develop and have diversity. Forming future-oriented, alternative culture, SIWFF contributes to the development of the balanced Korea culture to improve Korean national image.

Competition Sections:
* Discovery: discovers and supports emerging female directors with their cinematic aesthetics and feminist visions around the world.
* Asian Shorts: showcases shorts made by Asian female directors. Also known as a gateway to discovering and supporting promising female directors.
* I-TEENS: focuses on the potential of teenagers in filmmaking to explore future female directors and to support their creative activities.
Non-Competitive Section:
* New Currents: showcases the latest pieces of women’s filmmaking and women’s themes in world cinemas.
* The Landscape of Here in Now: focuses on contemporary women’s daily lives with intimate
feminist languages and perspectives through recent pieces in Korean cinemas.
* Polemics: selects an issue pending in feminism, and showcases relevant films
* Queer Rainbow: showcases the latest pieces in queer cinemas, re-thinks issues of social norms, tolerance, and human rights from feminist-queer perspectives, and explores cinematic techniques in queer reappearance
* Feminist Collectives: showcases films made by domestic and foreign production communities of women, and explores feminist film histories.
* Special Programs: focus on various subjects relevant to film histories, the film industry, and feminist aesthetics

– The festival accepts films by directors, regardless of gender. BUT entries to a competition section requires as ollows; films directed by a least 1 female director, director’s 1st or 2nd feature films for the Discovery section only, films directed by a director originated in Asian countries for the Asian Shorts section only, films directed by a director under 19 in the production year for the I-Teen section only.
– Films that present various aspects of life from a woman’s perspective or provide insight into gender issues.
– All genres including fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films can be accepted.
– Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2022.
– Films agreed online screening will be showcased at the official online platform of the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival during the festival dates. Online screening has limited access within domestic regions, and it is subject to change under certain circumstances
– The festival accepts feature films (above 40 minutes) and short films (below 40 minutes).
– In case of non-English films, the screeners without English subtitle will be accepted when submitted but English subtitle must be inserted on the print after your film is selected.
– Submissions must be done through the online entry system at the festival’s official website.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: May 3, 2023
Notification Date: Early July, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here:

To submit to the festival please visit:

We remind readers that the 25th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival will take place from August 24 – 30, 2023 in Seoul, Korea.

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