The 16th Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival will be held for 8 days from 5 to 12 2021 in Busan, the second largest 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 professional directors who made films for young audience. For these directors, BIKY presents a special award "Heart-on Award".
Ready~Action : Short films made by young directors under age of 18
[Non-competition for Professional Director]
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
[Non-competition for Young Director]
Reborn the BIKY : A collection of student films that invited
1) Competition : [Ready~Action! Award]
-National : 3 Main awards will be selected by juries in each part of 'Ready~Action! 12/15/18'
-International: 1Main awards 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, president of Children Culture Society to encourage young talented story-teller
-Professional director's films will be screened at non-competitive section.
- The only competitive section for young directors age under 18.
- Only short film within 30 min, completed in 2020 and 2021
- Juries will be composed of young committee members and winners of last year's of 'Ready~Action!' section