Seoul Eco Film Festival (SEFF) is the first and biggest film festival in Korea focusing on environmental issues. Established in 2004 by Korea Green Foundation, SEFF is a festival that seeks to share the hope for a better world where all the lives can live in harmony with environment and nature. Through cinema, the festival hopes to promote ideas of environmental protection and life respect to encourage public awareness and action for positive changes.

SEFF is an annual event with one international and one domestic competition among other non-competitive sections, and its 18th edition will be held from 2 to 8 JUN 2022 in Seoul, Republic of Korea and via online platform. SEFF would like to welcome all to join the festival where the concerns and visions about the future of our environment can be found and shared.

Seoul Eco Film Festival awards best international and domestic environmental films with 3 prizes of international competition and 3 prizes of Korean Competition. The following is the details of the awards which will be given at the award ceremony.

A. International Competition
1) Best Feature Film 10,000,000 KRW
2) Special Jury Award 5,000,000 KRW
3) Audience Choice 1,000,000 KRW

B. Korean Competition
1) Grand Prize 5,000,000 KRW
2) Excellence Prize 3,000,000 KRW
3) Special Audience Jury Award 2,000,000 KRW

+ Submission Deadline
2nd Feburary 2022 (on arrival)

+ Requirements
A. Films completed after 1st January 2020 and never been submitted to SEFF before.
B. Films that deal with environmental issues regardless of genre.
C. Both short and feature-length films can be submitted.

+ Call for Entries
* To reduce carbon emissions, SEFF accepts online registration only.
A. Use SEFF online registration channel on FilmFreeway.
B. Complete the entry form via Google Docs:

+Screening Platform
Before the selection, SEFF can ask the online screening availability individually. But it will not affect the pre-selection even if the applicant does not agree with it.

+ Contact
Program Department, Seoul Eco Film Festival
7F, Baeknam Bldg, 16, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04533, Korea
TEL +82-(0)2-2011-4336 / FAX +82-(0)2-725-4840

Overall Rating
  • Srishti Lakhera

    This was a wonderful festival that I got the opportunity to take my film. It was very easy to interact with a understanding and respectful team. They were fully present to communicate and guide us through the process. The festival also supported us to get publicity on the asian platforms.
    Overall a great experience. I will highly recommend taking your film to this festival :)
    Thank you to the Team of SEFF

    June 2021