The screening event for the 2023 officially selected films will be held in August 2024. .
The final award announcement in 2023 is scheduled to take place in December.
You must submit a separate English SRT Subtitle file (even if there are video captions).
For those who do not submit the English SRT, the public review screening will be postponed.( https://filmfreeway.com/laurels/57558/APIVFF laurels LINK )
https://www.facebook.com/groups/aporia2021( Submitter Group)
The 2023 Local Nomad event was held over a 20-day tour of 10 regions and villages in Korea.
The 2022 festival was held in 20 regions and villages in Korea for about 100 days for four months.
Directors from 16 countries visited Korea.
Can there be a local nomad festival for 15 days or a month?
This is the biggest attraction of AporiaFF
Also, Aporia FF is the only festival where people go to small local areas in Korea, make movies, and screen together
There are about 100 village drama films made in Korea

Touring the city of Korea and the local dmz,
It's Nomad Local Film Festival held during the tour.
Seoul, Busan, Jeju, and DMZ villages will be held for 14days for a month.
33 nominated Films will be screened across Korea.


Local Film Olympics. APIVFF
Overcoming the imbalance in film production at the national level, offline global solidarity of local films.
Offline network screening and international exchange exhibitions in each region of Korea
Screening 300 films from 85 countries in 2020 in Seoul, Jeju, Daegu, Jinan, and Inje, Gangwon-do.
Exchange with Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, India, and Pakistan International Film Festival.

It will be held shortly for each spring, summer, and fall season.
The main film festival will be held in December with the officially selected films.
The biggest feature is that people in the village make movies and watch movies together.

Beyond industry and art, it's a movie of harmony.
Local film festival where people and movie people make and watch movies together during film festival
The world's first international film festival with a village theme.

It is held in a small village near the border of Korea divided by ideology.
bimonthly (or irregularly) is held for the last three days and the last month of each year is held for 19 days.
During the festival, the movie will be made with the villagers and released on the last day of the festival.
Not just watching a movie, but making and watching it together like this.
For 20 years, I have been making a story of a small village with the residents.
The theater is being built in the village where the residents live and the local movies in Korea are being made with the value that the living people should have a play.

A film made by a professional filmmaker and a film made or participated in by living people will be screened. Art, installation, and performance artists will also gather in a small village.

It will feature short and long dramas and documentary films based on children, teenagers, the elderly and the community.

In the future, if you send me your first FEATURE.LONG DOCU debut of an Asian and African film director, I would like to select one and arrange a dialogue program with the director (online).
It should be a movie that people under 19 can watch.

-When requesting waiver code, you should send the film preview link
Waiver code is provided through screening

Nomination Film - Accommodation and meals provided for 14 days of qualification to visit Korea
Air ticket provision in 2023 will be selected by the regional committee among the nominee films.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best full length/short debut award
Aporia Village Award selected by the village elders and children
Best Minor Actor Award for Minor Actors(We don't have any prize money, but we're preparing it.)

Local films from all over the world are invited to accommodate and serve meals.
During the festival, in a small village in Korea,
The short but friendly of the invited directors about the village staying in Korea.
A movie is made.
I invite directors from all over the world.
The film will be previewed with residents.
One-man directors who make representative local films of each country that submits films will be given residency rights to filmmakers around the world.
It's kind of a film Olympics.

But if they are not invited due to Covid-19, they will gather directors from all over the world online and be held at the online film Olympics.
2021, 750 works from more than 87 countries have been submitted

It will be held at 10 village theaters including Inje, Seoul, Daegu, Jinan and Jeju Island.
Low-budget independent films need to prepare for a new strategy.
In order to survive the OTT trend of Netflix and Corona 19, the company calls for co-hosting global and small international film festivals.
Co-planning and concurrent hosting in small areas within a period of time.
We need to build a global cinematic alliance.
Korea's Apporia International Village Film Festival held the Covid 19 Special Film Festival in seven cities and villages (May).
It will be held from December 15th to January 15th.
The latest, longest, most in life, most New Year's Day.
Within that period, the screening date and venue are selected according to each region.

Overall Rating
  • Ino B.

    Director Shin is just an astounding human! So personable, down-to-earth, intelligent, open and compassionate and truly a man who knows film. He has been running Aporia for a long time, and he has more knowledge of the type of people who make films, than most who run festivals. Very accommodating, Aporia gave this director (me) the greatest personalized experience one could have in the Republic of Korea. The best way to experience this festival is throw-away all expectations, be open to new experiences, take life moment-by-moment, live spontaneously! I have become an absolute fan of Korea, the people, the culture, the….everything. What a host! Simply amazing. Take the ride. Thank you!

    January 2024
  • Very Good Festival in world

    February 2024
  • I haven’t heard anything from the festival.

    January 2024
    Response from festival:

    The selection decision is automatically communicated via email through this system.
    We apologize for the time lag in judging the submitted films.
    This is also why we requested that English subtitles srt files be submitted.
    We operate a separate group of submitters.
    Of course, the group link is necessarily sent to the submitter.
    It is impossible due to too many submissions for us to communicate via individual emails.
    I hope you understand that

  • Michal Kracmer

    This festival is not worth the submission fee if it is a real festival thou.

    January 2024
    Response from festival:

    I misunderstood
    Your film was screened at the Animal Film Festival.
    When I checked, something else happened after the event at the Animal Film Festival.
    I received a call that the film festival could not be organized.
    I also did not receive reports on the work of the Animal Film Festival due to other reasons.
    I am very sorry.

  • This is second time, our film has been selected to be part of the festival, as I eagerly look forward to attend this time, God willing. I appreciate the unique efforts of the Aporia International Village Film Festival family in being so cosistently maintaining their committment to the cause and also being experimental with rare vision and dedication. God Bless all.

    January 2024
    Response from festival: