Established in 2004, the Seoul International Eco Film Festival (SIEFF) is an annual event held in time with World Environment Day – June 5. Through cinema, one of the most popular forms of culture, we seek to approach and acknowledge environmental issues that everyone considers important but still feel difficult, and to put into practice in our daily lives. The SIEFF has been an active member of the Green Film Network (GFN), an international association of environmental film festivals.

Making strides toward a sustainable world through cinema, the SIEFF seeks to hold discourse on the coexistence of humanity and nature and foster the younger generation, who would play major roles in the future, to become green leaders.

As Asia’s biggest and one of the world’s three most prestigious environmental film festivals, the 20th SIEFF will be held from Thu, Jun 1 to Wed, Jun 7, 2023.

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

A. International Competition
1) Best 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
31st January 2023 (on arrival/KST)

+ Requirements
A. Films completed after 1st January 2021 and have never been submitted to SIEFF 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, SIEFF accepts online registration only.
- Use SIEFF online registration channel on FilmFreeway.

+Screening Platform
Before the selection, SIEFF can ask about 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 International 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