Busan International Short Film Festival


Years running: 43 (since 1980)

Busan International Short Film Festival

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Launched as the Korean Short Film Festival this was the first short film festival to appear in Korea and in its early years, the festival screened only Korean films. The festival expanded its scope to include Asian short films in 2000, and in 2010 it became a truly international film festival, accepting films from all over the world. The purpose of the festival is to discover and introduce the outstanding short films from Korea and other countries regardless of their genre and theme and also, to activate the creation of short films by sponsoring the next productions of up-and-coming filmmakers.


  •  Grand Prix for Best Picture: 10 000 000KRW (approx.8800 USD)
  • Excellence Award for Best Picture: 5 000 000KRW (approx.4400 USD)
  • Jury Prize: 2 000 000KRW (approx.1700 USD)
  • NEPAC Award: A prize and trophy (One Asian film of Competition Films)

Other prizes will be announced and the details are subject to change.


  • Films completed after January 1st 2021.
  • There is no limitation to the number of films to be submitted.
  • Only online registrations will be accepted through the platforms Festhome and Shortfilmdepot. Permission Format: mp4, m4v.
  • One shoul also provide:
  1. Biography and Filmography of Director(s) 
  2. 1 photo of the director(s)
  3. 3 still cuts from the film
  4. 1 film poster

Screening Media Type: DCP, MOV(ProRes 422)

Audio language: any

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



South Korea

Official Website




Busan International Short Film Festival
607 Centum Venture Town 6F, 41
Centum dong-ro
South Korea

Phone: 051-742-9600
Fax: 051-701-9660

Email: program@bisff.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 01, 2021
  • Deadline
    November 30, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    January 05, 2022
  • Notifications
    February 24, 2022
  • Event Dates
    27 April — 2 May 2022
Categories & Fees

Running time should be under 30 minutes. Films of all genres (Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Experimental)

  • Deadline — €8
  • Late Deadline — €11
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