Since its beginning in 1999, Seoul International Youth Film Festival(SIYFF) has been striving to increase the understandings for children and youth culture via film and to suggest film as an educational alternative. Every year, SIYFF is held for 8 days in summer in Seoul, South Korea’s cultural centre, and it has been growing as one of the globally recognized youth film festivals with active participation of teenagers from Korea and abroad. SIYFF focuses on opening windows for creative youths with unique perspectives to explore their own world and on nurturing them for their bright future. SIYFF makes a new spot of culture-complex where everyone from children to the elderly can communicate through the festival and enjoy the films, break generation gaps and cultural boundaries.
The most distinguishing aspect of SIYFF’s screening program, besides the invitation programs of children, family and coming-of-age feature films, is that it promotes teenagers’ film making through the competition program dedicated to short films which are made by children and teenagers from 9-18 years old. SIYFF also runs a pre-production fund program to support teenage directors in Korea.
News & Articles:
10.08.2016 – Winners of the Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2016
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09.30.2016 – 20 Short Films you cannot miss at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2016