BIAF2023 Poster designed by Alain Ughetto.

The 25th Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival (BIAF2023)
20-24 OCT. 2023. S. Korea.

In 1999, the Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival (BIAF) embarked on its journey as the sole animation festival in Asia. BIAF have competitions of 5 categories - Feature, Short, Graduation, TV&Commissioned, Korean Short.

BIAF is an Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival.
BIAF Grand Prize will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film category of the Academy Awards®.

*Feature Film Competition
Grand Prize - 15,000,000 KRW
Jury Prize - 4,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ① - 2,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ② - 2,000,000 KRW
Audience Prize - 1,500,000 KRW

*Short Film Competition
Grand Prize - 10,000,000 KRW
Jury Prize - 4,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ① - 2,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ② - 2,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ③ - 2,000,000 KRW
Audience Prize - 1,500,000 KRW
AniB's Choice - 1,000,000 KRW

*Korean Short Film Competition
Jury Prize - 5,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize - 3,000,000 KRW

*Graduation Film Competition
Jury Prize - 3,000,000 KRW

*TV&Commissioned Film Competition
Jury Prize - 2,000,000 KRW

*Special Prize / **Special Prizes can be added
COCOMICS Music Prize - 2,000,000 KRW
Korea Animation Industry Association President’s Prize - 1,000,000 KRW


Bucheon International Animation Festival(BIAF) is organized by BIAF Organizing Committee.


BIAF2023 will be held from October 20 to 24, 2023 in Bucheon, South Korea.


The official languages of BIAF2023 are Korean and English. Non-English language films must be
subtitled in English by applicants themselves.


Animated films must have been completed after January 1, 2022 and must not have previously been submitted to BIAF.


1) Feature Film: Works over 40 minutes in length
2) Short Film: Works less than 40 minutes in length
3) Graduation Film: Works less than 40 minutes in length
4) TV&Commissioned Film: Works for TV/OTT series and special, commercials, music video and etc.

※ Priority considered for Premiere Condition.
※ Korean Films submitted in category 2, 3 and 4 may compete in Korean Shorts Competition.


1) Preview Screener: Online screener link or Digital files(MOV, AVI, WMV)
2) Print: DCP or HD Files(MOV with ProRes 422 HQ or MP4 with H264 preferable)

※Online screener link and password must be valid until the end of October.


1) No registration fee is required.
2) Submission Deadline
- Short, Graduation, TV&Commissioned: June 30, 2023 (23:59 KST)
- Feature: July 31, 2023 (23:59 KST)
3) Compulsory Enclosures
- Entry Form: One entry form is required for each work. (For group submission, please inquire)
- Preview Screener: Online link or Digital files(MOV, AVI, WMV over 720P)
- 3 Different stills (300dpi)
- 1 or more director(s) photo (300dpi)
4) Submission: Online entry is available at FilmFreeway( or BIAF Official


※ The submitted video file must be the same version as the final print for screening at the festival.
※ If you submit your entry form via BIAF Official Website, Don’t Forget to send your compulsory
enclosures to or via WeTransfer/Dropbox/Google
Drive/etc. (Title: Competition Submission_Categories_Film Title)
※ Any submitted materials for selection will not be returned.
※ You must create and submit (upload) a folder for each work.


1) The list of selected films will be informed to applicants individually by email.
2) The selected applicants must send the print for screenings by September 15, 2023.


1) All costs are to be prepaid by the sender, and the festival will not assume responsibility for any charges.
2) To ensure a safe and timely shipment, mark the parcel with “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE – FOR
CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY” and do not list a value higher than USD20 on it.
3) BIAF Organizing Committee will pay for returning fees of the materials as well as preservation
expenses during the festival preparation stages and throughout the festival.
4) For any damage or loss occurred during the festival, the liability of BIAF Organizing Committee is
limited to reimbursement for costs of a new print based on the standard rates.


1) BIAF Organizing Committee will offer the selected applicants the followings:
- Festival Badge
- Accommodation and meal voucher (for one director or one representative of each film)
2) Directors or representatives entitled to the hospitality must confirm the details of attendance
dates during October 20~24, 2023 by September 10, 2023.


1) The selected films will be screened in theaters in Bucheon, South Korea, during the festival.
2) BIAF2022 is entitled to use 10% of the running time (max. 5 min) of the submitted work for
promotional purposes.
3) BIAF may request one of the award winners to create an official poster design and trailer for the
next edition of the festival. BIAF will pay the creator its production costs after the signing of thecontract.
4) After the festival ends, BIAF may request a special screening with the permission of the director (or
of the distribution company). The screening fee must be paid.


1) BIAF Organizing Committee will return print within 30 working days after the festival has ended.
Applicants must inform the BIAF Organizing Committee of the correct address for returning print.
2) BIAF Organizing Committee is only responsible for shipping fees for returning print.


In submitting the Entry Form to the festival, the BIAF Organizing Committee considers that the
applicant accepts the terms of the present regulation as stated in this document.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you BIAF for having us in your official competition program! It was an honour to be part of your festival side by side with the greatest animators all over the world!!!

    November 2022
  • Shad Bradbury

    Very well organized festival, I highly recommend it. I applied to about 50 festivals and was so surprised at how poorly most of them are run. Most festivals as soon as they get what they want from you it's: poor communication, poor attendance, lack of interest. That was not the case with BIAF. All around a great festival and would/will certainly apply again to them.

    October 2022
  • It was an incredible honor to be part of this event in 2021. Besides its greatness, all communication was perfect by the festival's team and we deeply thank for the official selection. Hope to be with you in person in the following years!

    November 2021
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival of this topic is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    November 2021
  • It was such a good festival and I was moved by the careful service. Thank you!

    August 2021