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

Overall Rating
  • Iroet Marteni

    Salut to the organizer! world class!

    August 2020
  • Festival Team

    Great Festival. Glad they selected our short film !

    July 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your review! It really gives us a lot of strength.

  • Beautiful festival, even they manage every thing fine in this pandemic crisis also as per protocol. Nice people with excellent communication. Thanks for to be a part of your festival. (from India)

    July 2020
    Response from festival:

    It's all thanks to you. thank you so much for being with us.

  • BIKY is a wonderful festival, the communication was always brilliant and the promotion that they did for my film and the festival was great. I highly recommend!

    July 2020
    Response from festival:

    thanks for your kind words :) it was our pleasure to communicated with you.

  • Jared D. Weiss

    Had a really wonderful time at BIKY. Everything exceeded my expectations and everyone was extremely friendly, well organized, and accommodating, and there was always opportunity to not only network with other filmmakers, but also the audience and festival staff. Would love to participate again.

    July 2019