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Seoul International Youth Film Festival

International Youth Film Festival.

About

Being the biggest youth film festival in Korea, the SIYFF has provided a venue for youths to share their culture via films and media education since 1999. It aims to promote broader international exchanges among talented cine kids and establish network to improve their competitiveness in the film industry.

Since 1999,the Seoul International Youth Film Festival has provided a venue for youths to share their culture via films and media education. It grows truly into an international youth film festival for youngsters from domestic and abroad. Along with this, it presents youth with youth-made films and distributes them overseas so that global film audiences could watch them.

Seoul International Youth Film Festival focuses on opening windows for creative youths with unique viewpoints 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 experiencing the festival and enjoying the films, breaking generation gaps and cultural boundaries.

The programme consists of invitational (non-competitive) and competitive sections. All selected feature films will be classified into non-competitive sections. Competition entry is limited for short films and the films are to be sorted into two sub-sections, Competition 13+ and Competition 19+.

Invitation:

  • Kid’s Eye: Children films of various genres from all around the world;
  • Teen’s Eye: Latest teen films portraying the lives of youth and the challenges they face;
  • Strong Eye: Latest films about children and teenagers for adult;
  • Special Program: Sections with specific themes such as retrospective of Korean or other country’s coming-of-age film, retrospective of a master director or focus on a common subject matter. The themes change every year.

Awards

Awards to EACH Section 

  • SIYFF Grand Prize: This award is granted to the best short film in the section. 
  • Artistic Experiment Award: This award is granted to the film which is progressive and experimental in its artistic expression. 
  • Challenging Reality Award: This award is granted to the film which shows critical eyes on reality and determination to overcome fears and difficulties.

SIYFF International Youth Jury Award: This award is granted to ‘the picture of the year’ chosen by International Youth Jury in Competition 13+.

SIYFF Eyes Award is granted to ‘picture of the year’ chosen by SIYFF Audience jury for each non-competition section - Kid’s Eye, Teen’s Eye, Strong Eye

Rules

  • The works produced in 2016 and 2017 are given priority. 
  • Competition entries must be limited to the runtime of 30 minutes max. 
  • In the competition section, there is no genre limitation; however, in case of 19+ competition, the topic has to be related to youth or family. 
  • You can submit works that has already been screened or awarded through other film festivals. (MUST be stated on the entry form) 

Register online at www.siyff.com, and submit a online screener link through (google drive, Vimeo, Youtube, undisclosed or public sharing features)

Selection Media Type: Online Screener

Screening Media Type: File (MOV, MP4), HD(NTSC), HDV(NTSC), DV/mini DV(NTSC), DCP

Audio language: any

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The jury is made up of at least three professionals in the Korean and international film industry.

Documents

Place

South Korea
Seoul

Official website

siyff.com

Contacts

Address:

No.408, Jeil building, 72
daesagwan-ro,
Yongsan-gu,
Seoul, Korea

Tel: +82-2-775-0501 
FAX: +82-2-775-0502

Email: siyff@siyff.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    September 13, 2017
  • Event dates
    29 October — 2 November 2017
Categories & Fees

Short film made by 9 − 12 years old. All genres and themes welcomed. Film entry for Competition section is limited to short films with which running time is shorter than 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

Short film made by 13 − 18 years old. All genres and themes welcomed. Film entry for Competition section is limited to short films with which running time is shorter than 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

Short film made by over 19 years old. Limited to the themes of children, adolescents, family and coming-of-age

  • Deadline — free
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