17th Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival will be held 8 to 17 July 2022 in Busan, the second biggest city of South Korea.

BIKY is the only young festival in Korea that has provided a venue for young audience to communicate through various films from all over the world.

BIKY has one competition called 'Ready~Action!' for films directed by young directors who under age of 18. the remaining sections are non-competition for professionals.
For professionals, BIKY presents "Heart-on Award".

Ready~Action : Short films by young directors under age of 18

[Non-competition] : Feature and short by professionals
1) Staying Together: Films focused on conflict and harmony within communities
2) Finding Myself: Films take a journey to discover real identities
3) Embrace the Difference: Films that tell ways to embrace differences and respect each other
4) Beyond the Boundary: Films that show exciting and meaningful adventures
5) Asian Panorama-:A celebration of Asian children and youth films in various styles
6) Open Cinema:Family film collection for open-air cinema

[Reborn the BIKY] : Non competition shorts by young directors under age of 18

1) Competition : [Ready~Action! Award]
-National : 3 Main awards will be selected by juries in each part of 'Ready~Action! 12/15/18'
-International: 1 Main award will be selected in each part of 'Ready~Action! 12/15/18'

2) Non-competition : [Heart on Award]
-1 Feature & 1 Short are selected by juries in the each of 4 sections
(Staying Together/Finding Myself/Embrace the Difference/Beyond the Boundary)

3) Special Award
- [Asia Tie-up award] : 1 student film selected by juries composed of Asia-tie up network
-[Samir NASR Scholarship] : Established by Samir NASR a Canadian film producer to encourage young filmmaker
-[Best Storytelling Scholarship] : Founded by LEE Joo-young, a president of Children Culture Society to encourage young talented story-teller

- 'Ready~Action!' Jury will be composed of winners of last year's 'Ready~Action'
- 'Heart-on Award' Jury will be composed 12 members of professional directors, actors/actress and festival director from the world

- Short film's length within 30 minutes
- All films should be completed in 2021 and 2022

Overall Rating
  • Liam Butler

    What an honor to be included with such wonderful projects!

    September 2022
  • Lucie Vendráková

    Absolutely great festival! The communication was excellent and the movies shown were amazing.

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    So thankful for your impressed message :) we will always support your future!

  • Erick Marquez

    Very well organized. They are quick to communicate and help with any questions. We hope to continue to be a part of their festival for years to come!

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful review! Hope to see you in person next year !!

  • An amazing festival with a wonderful team, encouraging and supporting young aspiring filmmakers and their work with a great promotion on social media.
    Communication has always been fast and efficient
    We were very honoured to have participated.

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Wow! we are so grateful for your kind message. It really touching.
    Thank you again for being with our festival and see you again with your amazing films :)

  • AMAZING FESTIVAL. I will never have an experience better than the Busan International Kids and Youth Film Fest ever in my life! I had an astounding time and met so many new people. Everyone was very supportive and friendly. I will be sure to be back again next year!!

    Thank you for Busan International Kids and Youth Film Fest for selecting my film for the Pure Wind award!!! :))

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hello director Yul!
    Thank you so much for your kind message. It's an honor for us to invite you! Hope to see you next year as a Jury!!