Years running: 14 (since 2009)


Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival.


The Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF) introduces various foreign extreme-short films to Korea and actively discovers and supports extreme-short film directors to contribute to Korea’s film development. SESIFF contributes in creating a cosmopolitan cultural environment where anyone can enjoy movies in various places beyond cinemas and through various channels.

The SESIFF is an international film festival consisted of competition, non-competition and production support program.


International Extreme-short/Short Film Competition

  • Grand Award 5 000 000 KRW
  • Special Jury Award 1 000 000 KRW
  • Best Extreme-short Film Award 1 000 000 KRW
  • Best Short Film Award 1 000 000 KRW
  • Audience Award 1 000 000 KRW

International Subway Film Competition

  • 1st Prize 2,000 EUR
  • 2nd Prize 1,000 EUR
  • 3rd prize 1,000 EUR


International Short Competition:

  • Films completed after January of 2020, in any type of genre.
  • 5 to 15 minutes in length.
  • Films must not be submitted to SESIFF before.

International Subway Film Competition:

  • There is no limit to the year of production.
  • Less than 90 seconds in length.
  • Films should be suitable for public showing.
  • Films could be understood without sound and dialogues as it would be screened in subways (But you can use sound for the online and theater screening).


  • International Extreme-short/Short Film Competition: Register your film (not exceeding 2GB) at Shortfilmedepot.

Subtitles: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 10, 2021
  • Deadline: International Extreme-short/Short Film Competition
    June 10, 2021
  • Notifications
    July 21, 2021
  • Event Dates
    7 — 12 September 2021
Categories & Fees

Extreme-short film must be less than 5 minute. Regardless of shooting method and genre.

  • Deadline: International Extreme-short/Short Film Competition — free

Short film must be from 5 minutes to 15minutes.

  • Deadline: International Extreme-short/Short Film Competition — free
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