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