Busan International Short Film Festival

Since its inception in 1980, our festival, the first of its category in South Korea, has grown and evolved from the Busan Korean Short Film Festival, to become the Busan Asian Short Film Festival in 2000 and eventually the Busan International Short Film Festival (www.bisff.org) in 2010.

Taking place late April at the Busan Cinema Center, BISFF delivers a dozen awards in three competitive sections (International Competition, Korean Competition and Operation Kino) while also boasting a host of curated, out-of-competition sections such as its flagship Guest Country Program, Prism (for experimental films), Hub of Asia, Curtain Call (a best-of the most awarded shorts of the year), Shorts for Family, and so forth.

BISFF is a member of the Short Film Conference (http://shortfilmconference.com/) and of the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema https://netpacasia.org). In 2018, it became South Korea’s first Oscar®-qualifying festival.

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