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Submission Rules & Regulations

OFFICIAL SUBMISSION & Rules and Regulations 2019

  Short films Feature films
LENGTHS Less than 60 minutes
※ Only less than 30 min. in the short film competition
60 minutes or more
 
DEADLINES June 26 (WED), 18:00 (KST) July 31 (WED), 18:00 (KST)
ELIGIBILITY The Festival accepts features, short films, documentaries and animation. The film must not be broadcasted on TV or available on the Internet prior to the Festival.

Non-Asian short films are not open to submission.

Production Date
The film must have been completed no earlier than October 2018 and should be completed no later than September 2019. Films previously submitted to the Festival but not selected will not be reconsidered.

ENTRY FEE There is no entry fee for submission to the Festival.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

1. Complete and submit Online Submission Form

If you provide false or misleading information, the film selection may be subject to cancellation at any time.

2. Submit screener

Choose one of the options below.

① Upload the screener (film file) via link
  • The link for uploading your file will be provided on your submission confirmation letter.
  • The screener (film file) should be uploaded by 18:00 (KST) on the deadline date.
  • The screener (film file) may not exceed 5GB. (If you use Internet Explorer, the file size limit is 4GB.)
  • Please check the Technical Specification Guideline before uploading the screener (film file).

OR

② Send the DVD screener by postal mail
  • The DVD should be clearly labeled with Film title, Director’s name and tracking number
  • Submission will be considered complete only when the required film information is registered online and the screener is delivered to the Festival by the deadline
  • All costs are to be prepaid by the sender, and the Festival will not assume responsibility for any charges.
    To ensure safe and timely shipment, mark the parcel with “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE - FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY”.
  • Shipping Address Attn. Program Team
    BUSAN International Film Festival
    3rd Floor, BIFF HILL, Busan Cinema Center, 120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48058, Korea
    Tel: +82-51-709-2231

3. Please note that

  • Films in any language other than Korean or English must be provided with English subtitles. 
  • The DVD screeners will not be returned, and will be professionally destroyed after the conclusion of each edition of the Festival.
THEATRICAL FORMAT Should the film be selected, it must be available in either DCP(D-Cinema), 35mm, HDCAM, or (Digi)Beta. No other formats including DVD and Blu-ray are compatible. DCP is the most preferred, and the rest of the available formats may be restricted to certain screening venues and time-slots due to different facilities in venues.
PRIORITY The Festival program gives priority to World or International premieres.
  • World premieres are films screened for the first time to any audience, including country of origin.
  • International premieres are films screened for the first time to an audience outside country of origin.
SELECTION RESULTS The Festival will notify the selection results to the filmmakers by the end of August. The Festival reserves the right to decide the section in which the selected film will participate. The Festival does not provide individual explanation on the non-selection of a film. (For information on program sections, please click here.)
CONTACT submission@biff.kr