Asiana International Short Film Festival


Years running: 20 (since 2003)

Asiana International Short Film Festival

International Short Film Festival in South Korea.


Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF) is the first and largest international competitive short film festival in Korea. AISFF, searching a new territory and exit for short film, is the place where all the shorts from the world are coming across, communicating and of course fairly competing. Amazingly with its short period of time, 2,173 films from 90 countries were competed last year, which has been showing an infinite potentiality of AISFF and its new current on short film world in near future. 

Asiana International Short Film Festival consists of international competitive program and non-competitive special program:

  • International Competition (open to all the international short filmmakers);
  • In-flight screenings of the selected films in "In the Air Program".


International competition:

  • Grand Prize — 15 million Won (approx. USD 15 000), a trophy, 2 round trip flight tickets (Business Class)
  • Special Jury Award — 5 million Won (approx. USD 5000), a trophy
  • AISFF Rock Award — 3 million Won (approx. USD 3000), a trophy
  • KAFA Award — 3 million Won (approx. USD 3000), a trophy
  • AISFF Public Jury Award — 1 million Won (approx. USD 1000), a trophy
  • Face in Shorts Award — 1 million Won (approx. USD 1000), a trophy


  • Short filmsproduced after June 2020, in any type or genre of fiction/non-fiction, animation/live action film with maximum 30 minutes in length.
  • For all submissions, only Korean Premiere must be accepted. 

Documents and Other Requisite Items:

  • Resister your film at or and upload the preview. (The preview copy must be the same version as the print or the video to be screened at the festival)
  • Synopsis
  • Director’s bio & filmography
  • Director's statement - 1 photo of the director(s) (Image files must be over 300 dpi)
  • At least 3 stills (Image files must be over 300dpi)
  • Dialogue list (Original language & English) (The original language in Chinese, Japanese, and French should be required.)
  • The list of previous festival screenings and awards 
  • Other promotional materials: press kit, poster, soundtrack, etc. (optional)

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: 35mm film, DCP files, Beta (NTSC), Digi-Beta (NTSC), HD, and MOV files

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Helen Kwon (Program Coordinator); Ju LEE (Programmer); Juyeun Lee (Festival Registrar).



South Korea

Official Website



#804, Sejongro Daewoo Bldg, 30,
Saemunan-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu,
Seoul 03173, Korea

Tel 02 783 6518
Fax 02 783 6520


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 17, 2021
  • Deadline
    July 15, 2021
  • Notifications
    August 27, 2021
  • Event Dates
    14 — 19 October 2021
Categories & Fees

All kinds of short films in any type and genre with maximum 30 minutes in length.

  • Deadline — free

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