An Nyong Ha Se Yo? WELCOME TO THE FILM KINGDOM OF ASIA .
Korea International Short Film Festival is a newly-founded festival based in SEOUL that aims to create an opportunity for emerging filmmakers. Our goal is to support low budget films that create new experiences and narrate unique stories with limited resources. Understanding how filmmakers around the world work, how young filmmakers get creative to get past the obstacles of production, and how their attempts can lead to a new form of cinema are among the things we care about. We strive to play a small role in the emergence of the new generation in the world of independent film-making by helping young filmmakers, actors, cinematographers, editors and producers to be heard and to get their messages across.
We would like you to join us, as we embark on this journey filled with ambition and nostalgia. We currently host monthly online screenings and a single physical event (once a year). This is our invitation to you to engage and connect with us.

All official selections and finalists have a laurel badge.
The winning film will receive a certificate.
Awarded films will be announced on our website and our social media page.
At the end of each year, the jury will select one best short film of annual award and one best actor & actress of annual award from the monthly winners, and get a trophy of festival.

BEST SHORT FILM
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITING
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Rules:
– Films must be submitted via an online screen ONLY.
– We do not accept films submitted on DVD.
– If you are submitting more than ONE entry, a separate submission is required for EACH film.
– You are providing KISFF a nonexclusive limited license to use segments of your film (including trailers/film posters/press kits/teasers) for promotional purposes.
– The film production may be from the last THREE years.
– All films must be UNDER 60 minutes.
– Submissions DO NOT guarantee selection.
– All international films MUST have English or Korean subtitles if in another language.
– Entrants confirm and warrant that they have the required legal authority to use all music, images, and content in the entry submitted.
– Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
– No restrictions on premiere or online statuses.
– Official Selections will be announced on the website, social media and partners.
– Films CAN NOT be withdrawn from the festival program after being selected.

Liability:
- The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. He is legally authorized to enter his film in the festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.
- Filmmaker agrees that film entered into the festival may be selected for screening at the Festival, and that fragments of the film might be also presented through mass media, in association with the promotional campaigns of the Festival.
- The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and the exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.
- If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that an exhibition quality digital screening file must be made available for screening by the Date of Event.
- The film, including all copyrights, remains the property of the author.
If screenings or information are inaccurate or flawed, the organizer is only liable in case of gross negligence.
- The applicant has to read and accept the regulations and guidelines for participation.

Overall Rating
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  • katia spivakova saakiants

    Thank you so much for honoring our film and our lead actress in "All I Need"! We are very happy that our ancestors story gets to travel the world.

    June 2024
  • Carrie Huo

    It's my honor to be an award winner with my film! Thank you so much! It means a lot to me and our team and those people who helped me during production!

    June 2024
  • Mariano Delledonne Luthier

    I was a finalist with my film "Luterista". I am very happy about it. I thank the members of the festival organization for their kindness and professionalism. Greetings from Argentina!

    May 2024
  • Great festival; very highly recommended!

    March 2024
  • Jay Sung

    제 작품 “아빠가 기억나니? (Do you remember dad?)" 를 Best Experimental film 으로 선정해 주셔서 감사드립니다. 부족한 예산과 자원에도 불구하고 열정만으로 영화를 만드는 분들의 잠재력을 북돋아주는 영화제가 되어 주시는게 얼마나 큰 힘이되는지 모릅니다. 건강히고 영화제가 끊임없이 발전해 가기를 빕니다.

    February 2024