The principal objective of the Seoul International Children's Film Festival(SICFF) is to present the most outstanding films for children, youth, and families produced from all over the world. Established in 2013, SICFF strives to encourage the youth who will lead the film industry and support them to get various opportunities. SICFF realizes the importance of culture that all the family members can share and cherish. SICFF attempts to introduce a variety of genres from domestic and foreign dealing with different and necessary themes regarding children.

Seoul International Children's Film Festival awards three prizes for Feature Film Competition, three prizes for Short Films Competition, two prizes for Short Animation Competition, and two prizes in Short Films made by young directors. The following are the details of the awards which will be given at the closing ceremony.

A. International Feature Competition
1) Grand Jury Prize
2) Jury Prize
3) Best Actor Prize

B. International Short Competition
1) Grand Jury Prize
2) Jury Prize
3) Best Actor Prize

C. Animation Competition: Short Animation Competition
1) Grand Jury Prize
2) Jury Prize

D. SICFF Children Competition: Shorts by Young Filmmakers(15 or under)
1) Grand Jury Prize
2) Outstanding Award

1. Total prize money will worth about KRW 50 million won.
2. The cash award will be paid to the director him/herself, producer him/herself, or the production company for Grand Jury Prize and Jury Prize, and actor him/herself for Best Actor Prize.
3. The cash award includes tax and bank charges.
4. If the entrant is from a financially sanctioned country, payment of the cash award could be restricted.

~ April 15th, 2024

<Eligibility and Conditions>
* International Entrants ONLY (for Korean Entrants refer to #4)

1. Films completed after 1st January 2022 for International Feature Competition & International Short Competition & Animation Competition and films completed after 1st January 2023 for SICFF Children Competition
2. Films have never been submitted to SICFF before.
3. SICFF accepts films that deal with 'children, youth & family' issues and themes regardless of genre.
5. Directors who submit films for SICFF Children Competition must be 15 years old or under.
6. 'Feature' (equal to or longer than 40 min) / 'Short' (less than 40 min)
7. There is no entry fee.

<Selection Status>
1. Competition Section: The festival's Selection Committee will select films for the competition section and the entrants will be notified of the results individually. After the notification, it cannot be withdrawn from the program. Final winners of each competition section will be selected by the SICFF Juries during the festival and will be announced at the festival's closing ceremony.

2. Non-Competition Section: Submitted films also can be screened in the non-competition section. In this case, SICFF is responsible for notifying such information to the entrant and get permission in advance.

If the dialogue is not English, the film needs to be subtitled in English. Additionally, all entrants must provide the festival with a script(including the exact time code for each dialogue) either in English or Korean. SICFF reserves the right to reject entries that do not have English subtitles.

<Utilization for promotional purpose>
1. SICFF can use a promotional video clip submitted by an entrant to promote the festival. If there is no promotional video clip, SICFF can make its own clip for promotional purposes.
2. All the screening copies screened at SICFF can be screened again for non-profit, and educational purposes. (only if the submitter agrees).

This regulation is valid once the initial application of a film is submitted to SICFF, which contains the approval of the filmmaker or his/her signing representative. SICFF reserves the right to make an independent decision on matters not concerning the above or where no decision has been specified.

Overall Rating
  • Many thanks for making a place for our film Things Unheard Of. I am very grateful for the Jury Prize :)

    September 2023
  • Vero Cratzborn

    a huge thanks for the selection !

    August 2022
  • Mitra Raeesmohammadi

    Great Festival with excellent organizations

    August 2021
  • Samiye Taheri

    Honour to be part of this great festival. High quality, great communication

    July 2021
  • Superb festival, we got awarded Outstanding Award!

    July 2021