GIFF was successfully inaugurated in Gangneung, which is located on the eastern coast of Korea. A resort city, Gangneung is well known for its beautiful nature and cultural heritage, and serves as a home to Korean traditional arts and literature. Today, Gangneung’s natural beauty and cultural legacy still continue to inspire many contemporary filmmakers and writers.

International Non-Competition


- Running Time: Feature length Films for more than 60 min, Short films for less than 60min

- Premiere Status: All submitted films must satisfy at least “Korean premiere”.

- Submitted films should be completed after 1 January 2020.

[Submission Process]

- Submission dates: 10 June – 31 July 2021

- Submit the online screener and Entry Form to
(Please download the Entry Form on the web or use attached file)

- For screener preview, we prefer on-line download services such as Vimeo and Google Drive. (Contact us if you want to use alternative, independently-operated service.)

- For the promotion, screeners should not be expired before 30 September, 2021

- Only on-line application will be accepted.