Established in 2010, Seoul Metro International subway Film Festival(SMIFF) holds its 15th edition this year. SMIFF's selected films will be screened at metro stations, on screens of subways and official online theater. The most attractive thing to submit your film to SMIFF is that once selected, Korean citizens can watch and resonate with your film while living their daily lives. Except for the ESG Special Competition, all winners are selected by online voters.

SMIFF cooperates with ShinhanCard and SUBTRAVELLING Barcelona.

* All winners except for a winner of ESG special competition are chosen through an online vote at the festival's website from August 29th to September 25th, 2024.

[International Competition]
- Grand Award : 2 million KRW and a trophy
- Best Award : 1 million KRW and a trophy

[Korean Competition]
- Grand Award : 2 million KRW and a trophy
(+a flight ticket for attending to Barcelona Subtravelling Film Festival)
- Best Award : 1 million KRW and a trophy
- Audience Award : 1 million KRW and a trophy

[ESG Special Competition]
- ESG Special Award : 2 million KRW and a trophy

* Please visit our official website( for more information.


1) Nomination Announcement : August 6th (Tue), 2024
Entries for the competition section will be reviewed by SMIFF preliminary juries from which the final selections will be made. Selection results will be posted on the SMIFF official website and the individuals (the finalists only) will be notified via e-mail. Nominated work cannot be canceled arbitrarily.

2) For Screening
For films chosen to be screened, a screening file and all necessary materials requested by SMIFF must be submitted. Details regarding submitting final films will be sent to finalists individually.


1) All submitted documents and materials would be used to publish the catalog, the website and other promotion materials.

2) ​The excerpts from the submitted films which are selected as finalists can be used for the festival publicity.

3) The range of publicity includes media (e.g. Newspapers, broadcastings, magazines, new media, etc), social media and other ways that are generally used to promote the film festival.

[Post-festival Screening]

1) SMIFF may re-screen awarded films after the festival at the website of SMIFF.

2) Awarded films can be re-screened at Seoul Metro subway lines, its website, other places managed by Seoul Metro and the official Youtube of ShinhanCard. SMIFF would get permission from the copyright holder when films are created as derivative works.

3) Films and materials can be used via media (e.g. TV, new media, etc) under the name of SMIFF on condition that SMIFF received prior approval from the copyright holder.

4) Films can be screened at overseas film festivals or culture centers under the name of SMIFF on condition that SMIFF received prior approval from the copyright holder.

Overall Rating
  • Nice festival, thank you for selecting my short film.

    April 2024
  • This is probably our favorite festival! For nearly a month our happy little film appeared with others on monitors all over the Seoul Metro. In addition QR codes made the films easily accessible through the Metro’s terrific wifi to riders on all lines. That the riders voted us a the Grand Award was almost just icing on the cake! Knowing a large number of the more than seven million people a day who use that Metro saw our film is very satisfying we will submit to SMIFF every year!

    September 2023