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Top 5 Seoul Film Festivals

5 Seoul Film Festivals You Have To Consider Attending.

Based on this list of Seoul film festivals, you have several nice events to choose from, so you may want to toss a coin or have a friend help you decide which one to attend. If you’re looking for a beautiful location to film your next project, or just want to take in some films, look no further. When it comes to the Seoul video production community, festivals are essential, so here are our top picks:

1. Asiana International Short Film Festival

Seoul Film Festivals - Asiana International Short Film Festival

Location:

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Seoul, South Korea

Contact:

02 783 6518

Whether you’re a filmmaker, a fan, or a little of both, this festival offers an unforgettable experience in making and viewing the best short films in South Korea. It’s the original short film fest in the area, and its the biggest of its kind. Teeming with competitions and awards, it’s the perfect breeding ground for budding or experienced filmmakers who have their heart in Korean filmmaking. This fest is all about celebrating cultural diversity and expressing individual thought. If you’re a filmmaker looking to gain experience and win prize money, they have several competitions.

2. Seoul PRIDE Film Festival

Seoul Film Festivals - Seoul International Pride Film Festival

Location:

CGV Myeongdong Station Cine Library

123 Toegye dong, Jung-gu

Seoul, South Korea

Contact:

1544-1122

This festival offers fresh, bold voices speaking out for LGBTQ issues in South Korea and all over the world. These films recognize the importance of freedom of expression and identity. Examples of films screened here include Portrait of a Burning Woman, and Going My Home, just to name a few. Categories of works will be documentaries, shorts, and features.

3. The Seoul Eco Film Festival aka The Green Film Festival in Seoul

Seoul Film Festivals - The Seoul Eco Film Festival - The Green Film Festival in Seoul

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Of all the Seoul film festivals on this list, the Green Film Festival in Seoul (GFFIS) may be the greenest, as its primary focus is environmental issues and how the world can protect and sustain nature and the world’s natural resources. Organized by the Korean Green Foundation, the foundation and its festival hopes to raise awareness for green causes by way of cinema, which is a powerful communication tool that is often more effective than the written word or talking-head. Awards are handed out for some of the top films of the festival, and excellence is encouraged, but it isn’t driven by competition or awards. It’s mainly to inform and entertain, with a special emphasis on educating kids and teens.

4. Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival

Seoul Film Festivals - Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival

Location:

Megabox COEX

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu

Seoul, South Korea

Contact:

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82-2-6925-0095

Strategically scheduled to take place during most summer vacations from school or work, this is a fun-filled event that shows off the best cartoon and animation talent in Asia, past and present. In addition to films, the event holds exhibitions, competitions, and awards.

5. Seoul Independent Film Festival

Seoul Film Festivals - Seoul Independent Film Festival

Location:

2F., Garden Place, 1-153, Sinmunno 2(i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Contact:

[email protected]

02-362-9513

The Seoul Independent Film Festival presents documentaries, features, and shorts that showcase the best in independent Korean film. The festival is an opportunity for novice filmmakers to grow, and experienced filmmakers to share their work and expertise. The event is open to the public and there are plenty of competitions to go around, for Korean and international filmmakers alike—some by invitation only. The festival is partnered with the Korean Film Council, as well as The Association of Korean Independent Film and Video.

Based on this list of Seoul film festivals, you have several nice events to choose from, so you may want to toss a coin or have a friend help you decide which one to attend. If you’re looking for a beautiful location to film your next project, or just want to take in some films, look no further.

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