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Bucheon International Animation Festival

18 October - 22 October 2019

Contact: Eugene Kim


Phone: +82 (0)32 325 2061 2

Fax: +82 (0)32 325 2072

Address: #302,Comic Business Center, KOMACON,
1 Gilju-ro, Bucheon-si,
South Korea

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

In 1999, the Puchon International Student Animation Festival (PISAF) embarked on its journey as the sole animation festival in Asia dedicated solely to students and has since earned high marks for the quality of its selections. PISAF has also committed itself to becoming a venue in which to introduce animations created by animators from home and abroad and nurture new talents in the digital content industry. For the past years, PISAF may have been restriced to the name of “International Student Animation Festival,” however, from 2015, marks a new beginning with a achange in its title to BIAF (Bucheon International Animation Festival) and

BIAF has six categories for competition section, which are Feature Animated Films, Short Animated Films (less than 40 minutes), Graduation Animated Films, TV&Commissioned Films, Korean Films and Online Competition. Along with the competition, BIAF offers many opportunities for young animated filmmakers to meet masters of the cartoon and animation world. Disney, LAIKA, GAINAX animators visited and had master classes and their titles have been featured.

BIAF has played a major role in creating a network linking animation festivals worldwide through its collaborations with film fests in Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima, Zagreb, and the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The festival also offers a cartoon and animation experience program to attract interested audience members. The program is also aimed at exposing the ways that cartoons and animation can help develop creativity across a variety of fields. BIAF hopes to see more people enjoying cartoon and animation in the future.
Also BIAF is a qualifying Film Festival for the Oscar.

Theme(s): Animation

Year established: 1999

Is this festival exclusively animation?: Yes - this is exclusively an animation festival

Submission deadline:
15 July 2018

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Commercials
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Professional
  • Student
  • Feature
  • Short
  • Graduation
  • TV & Commissioned
  • Korean
  • Online

Submission methods:

  • FilmFreeway
  • Online Link (& Password)
  • Online Upload (via festival site)
  • Other

The original copy of entry form(s) - One entry form is required for each work.
The File(mov, avi, wmv) of the work.
A photo of the director (Resolution 300dpi, JPG Format).
3 Still images of the animated film (Resolution 300dpi, JPG Format).
Scipt of dialogue and/or commentary in original language and English

Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Link to entry form

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