Poster by Beyond C. (c)

In 1999, the Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival (BIAF) embarked on its journey as the sole animation festival in Asia. BIAF have competitions of 6 categories - Feature, Short, Graduation, TV&Commissioned, Korean Short and VR.

The 23rd BIAF is held 22-26 October at Bucheon City, South Korea.
BIAF is an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival.
BIAF Grand Prize will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film category of the Academy Award®.

*Feature Film Competition
Grand Prize - 11,000,000 KRW
Jury Prize - 3,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ① - 2,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ② - 2,000,000 KRW
Audience Prize - 1,000,000 KRW

*Short Film Competition
Grand Prize - 9,000,000 KRW
Jury Prize - 3,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ① - 2,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ② - 2,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize ③ - 2,000,000 KRW
Audience Prize - 1,000,000 KRW
AniB's Choice - 1,000,000 KRW

*Korean Short Film Competition
Jury Prize - 3,000,000 KRW
Special Distinction Prize - 1,000,000 KRW

*Graduation Film Competition
Jury Prize - 3,000,000 KRW

*TV&Commissioned Film Competition
Jury Prize - 2,000,000 KRW

*VR Competition
Jury Prize - 2,000,000 KRW

*Special Prize / **Special Prizes can be added
COCOMICS Music Prize - 3,000,000 KRW

1) Animated films must have been completed after January 2020 and must not have been submitted to previous BIAF.

**Preferable at least Korean Premiere
**Considered Priority for Premiere Condition.

2) The official languages of BIAF shall be Korean and English. Non-English language films must be subtitled in English by applicants themselves.

3) The selected applicants must send the presentation copy for screenings by September 17, 2021

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  • Michael Greco

    It was a tremendous honour to have Green Grass selected to the International Competition at BIAF 22 and though we're located in Canada with a language barrier and severe time zone difference, and even in the midst of the COVID pandemic, the Bucheon International Film Festival organizers were incredibly helpful, very quick to respond to inquiries and generally a delight to interact with.
    I cannot recommend this festival, or the people who run it, highly enough.
    Well done, BIAF. Long may you run.

    November 2020
  • Melissa Culhane

    Delighted that A Quack Too Far was selected for this festival :) I was lucky enough to be able to attend in person and was looked after and welcomed by the festival organisers. Highly recommend BIAF and would love to come back again!

    March 2020
  • chun-tzu Chang

    It's a great experience to take part in Bucheon International Animation Festival. All the staffs are very friendly and hospitable.

    November 2017
  • Zilai Feng

    thanks for holding it. really great experience

    October 2017