The Seoul International Film Festival / 서울 국제영화제 is a global celebration of films and filmmaking in the heart of Korea. This September, filmmakers & film lovers will gather in one of the world’s most dynamic cities to honor the craft.

Films selected for Official Selection will be nominated for an award in at least one of the following categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Performance
Best Korean Film
Audience Award

A selected list of films from the nominated ones will be screened at the cinema in front of a live audience. All films of the Official Selection will receive our laurels. Winners of the festival will be announced during the award ceremony and online on our website and social media following the festival.

All content submitted to us must be in English or with English subtitles.

All films must have been made in or after 2015. We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

We may promote your film through social media, for which we may require all available promotional materials.

By submitting to us you give us the right to screen your film at Seoul International Film Festival.

Nominations: All films nominated for every category.
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.
Award Winners: Chosen from both the Nominations and the Official Selection.

We retain the right to modify a film's status and the dates and venues of the festival under special circumstances. Find our up-to-date schedule here:

Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

We cannot provide refunds.

The festival does not pay screening fees under any circumstances.

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