부산국제단편영화제 - Busan International Short Film Festival (36)

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Deadlines

01 Oct 2018
Call for entries

03 Jan 2019
Final deadline

2
mths

21 Feb 2019
Notification date

24 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019

Address

#607 Centum venture town 6F, 41, Centum dong-ro, Haeundae Gu,  612-020, Busan, Haeundae Gu, South Korea


Festival description
Short Films 30'<


Qualifiers
  OSCAR®
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English
Korean


Requirements:

- Films completed after January 1st 2018

- Running time should be under 30 minutes

- Films of all genres (Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Experimental)
※ Ending credits should be included in the running time.

- Korean Premiere is not required.

- There is no limitation to the number of films to be submitted.

- If you do not submit your entry form and preview file within the due date, the entry will be canceled.

How to submit

Applications must be submitted via submission platform site and the festival preview must be uploaded.

Online registration at https://festhome.com

- Non-English or non-Korean works must have English subtitles and be the same version for screening film in the festival.

- Each entry must indicate the record of previous festival screenings and awards.

Festival start: 24 April 2019      Festival end: 29 April 2019

Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) was launched in 1980 as the Korean Short Film Festival.

It was the first short film festival to appear in Korea and will be held its 36th year in 24, April 2019.

BISFF will be a remarkable opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts from across the nation and the around the world.


- Grand Prix for Best Picture - 10,000,000KRW (approx. 8,800 USD) and trophy
- Excellence Award for Best Picture - 5,000,000KRW (approx. 4,400 USD) and trophy
- Jury Prize – 2,000,000KRW (approx. 1,700 USD) and trophy
- NEPAC Award - a prize and trophy (for an Asian film from either International or Korea Competitions)
※Grand Prix for Best Picture will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the movies comply with the Academy rules.
※Other prizes will be announced. Details may be subject to change.

2019 BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION REGULATIONS


1. Organization

The Busan International Short Film Festival (hereinafter “BISFF”) is hosted by Busan International Short Film Festival Organizing Committee and organized by Busan International Short Film Festival Executive Committee.


2. Goals

The purpose of BISFF is to discover and introduce outstanding short films directed around the world. Moreover, BISFF aims to bring the world’s latest and hidden gem-like shorts in the spotlight.

3. Festival Date and Place
The 36th Busan International Short Film Festival will be held from April 24th to 29th April 2019 in Busan, Korea.



4. Awards
- Grand Prix for Best Picture - 10,000,000KRW (approx. 8,800 USD) and trophy
- Excellence Award for Best Picture - 5,000,000KRW (approx. 4,400 USD) and trophy
- Jury Prize – 2,000,000KRW (approx. 1,700 USD) and trophy
- NEPAC Award - a prize and trophy (for an Asian film from either International or Korea Competitions)
※Grand Prix for Best Picture will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the movies comply with the Academy rules.
※Other prizes will be announced. Details may be subject to change.


5. Submission Guidelines


- Films completed after January 1st, 2018
- Maximum running time: 30 minutes
- Any type of film (Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Experimental)
※Ending credits should be included in the running time.
※Korean Premiere is not required.
※There is no limitation to the number of films for the submission.



October 1st, 2018 ~ January 3rd, 2019
※If the entrant does not submit the entry form and the preview copy (online screener) within the due date, the entry will be canceled.



Applications must be submitted via a submission platform and the preview copy (online screener) must be uploaded.
: Online registration at Festhome (https://festhome.com)


The following material must be attached to the online submission:


- 1 film poster
- 3 still images from the film
- 1 photo of the director(s)
- 1 uploaded video file of the film
* If you don’t have a film poster, you can attach a still from the film.

※All non-English speaking films must have English subtitles.
※Each entry must indicate the record of previous festival screenings and awards.

6. Selection

1) The films for the International Competition Section will be selected by the festival program team and the preliminary jury.
2) The list of selected films will be notified on February 21st, 2019 on the festival website www.bisff.org; entrants will be notified individually as well.
3) Once a film has been selected, it cannot be withdrawn from the selected program; all rights and responsibility are under the entrants to screen at BISFF 2019.
4) The program team may select films for BISFF 2019’s non-competitive sections.


7. Publication authorization

1) Excerpts from the submitted films which are selected as finalists can be used for the festival publicity. The total duration of the film excerpts (EPK clips) is within 2 minutes.
2) All submitted documents and materials can be used to publish on the BISFF 2019 catalogue and website.

8. Screening Copies

1) The screening format should be DCP or MOV (ProRes 422). Non-English films must have English subtitles. (※ In case of other screening formats, only under the agreement between entrants and the BISFF, screening is exceptionally possible.)
2) All the screening copies of the films must arrive at the BISFF office no later than March 15th, 2019 (BISFF will not pay for the delivery). When you send materials by post, please make sure to mark all materials: “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE-FOR CULTURAL PURPOSE ONLY”
3) All the screening copies of films will be returned to the address which is indicated on the entry form within 4 weeks after the Festival (BISFF will pay for the return courier).


9. Archive

1)The films will be archived in the form of DCP and MOV (ProRes 422) with the consent of the copyright holders in order to screen the films for non-profit purposes after the festival.
2) If the copyright holders do not agree, BISFF will not keep the film in its archive.


10. Screening & Copyright after BISFF

1) BISFF has a right to have additional screenings of the finalists and awarded films only within film events hosted by BISFF. In this case, BISFF will get permission from the copyright holders in advance.
2) Under the distribution agency agreement with the copyright holders, BISFF may distribute the films through online media after the festival.


11. Agreement

It is assumed that regulations are in force once the copyright holders (directors, film distributors, agents or producers) submit their entry forms via the online platforms.

12. Others

1) Entrants must resolve all the copyrights related to the screening, and have entire responsibility
for any copyright issues that may occur. Also, if a dispute arises with an awarded film due to unresolved copyright issues, the festival has the right to cancel the award.
2) The festival reserves all rights to decide upon matters under the agreement with the entrants which are not discussed in the above regulations.


Contact: Busan International Short Film Festival Program Team
program@bisff.org | +82-51-714-1223
www.bisff.org

  

 
  

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