|Location Seoul, South Korea|
|Instances 2013 Seoul Independent Film Festival|
2013 11 29 fri arts culture seoul independent film festival
Seoul Independent Film Festival (서울獨立映畵祭, 서울독립영화제, SIFF) is an independent film festival in Republic of Korea. The Seoul Independent Movie Festival is jointly held by the Korean Film Council and the Association of Korean Independent Film & Video. Every winter, this festival is held in Seoul. This film festival hosted by Korean Film Council was started as Korean Youth Film Festival in 1975.
- 2013 11 29 fri arts culture seoul independent film festival
- Asean film festival seoul independent film festival open thursday
- Main Prize
- Special Prize
- Distribution of work
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Festival's name had changed to Film Festival of Golden Crown Awards in 1989. It became a Short Film Festival of Golden Crown Awards in 1994, then changed its name to Korean Youth Short Film Awards in 1998. In 1999, it was transformed into Independent Film Festival Competition, Korean Independent Short Film Festival, after Korean Film Council was established. From 2002, Korean Independent Film Association cosponsored this festival and the film festival's name was changed to Seoul Independent Film Festival. Korean Independent Film Council has organized this film festival from 2010.
The festival features a national independent film competition and gives awards regardless of theme, type, and length throughout varied genres including plays, experiential documentaries, and animated films. Also, the individual invitation program plans to introduce a variety of trends regarding independent movies. Contemporary indie film makers will gather up to envision a movie reflecting the spirit of the age and to find a good alternative to the existing films.
The Seoul Independent Movie Festival runs on a daily basis, which has been constantly expanded to distributing channels for Independent films. The business aims to offer practical and realistic support for pre-production, distribution, and marketing in order to nurture the best independent film talent.
Korean Independent Film Council has hosted Seoul Independent Film Festival. And the festival's supervision is an executive committee of Seoul Independent Film Festival.
Seoul Independent Film Festival has 5 purposes. First, it assesses independent films made during a year and suggests a new vision. Second, it induces qualitative improvement of independent films. And, it attempts to meet with audience actively. Also, it arranges a place that encourage new attempt and challenge of independent film. Lastly, it inspires creative consciousness introducing foreign independent film.
It is competition film festival for all genres of Korean independent films. It invites public participation and presents awards without distinction of genre or time. Also it announces diverse experiences of independent films through the separate invitation section.
Screening program of Seoul independent film festival is composed of three parts that are domestic competitive section, domestic invitation of the section and foreign invitation of the section. Each section is composed of a full-length film or a short film by standard of 1hour.
There is 3 parts of program. It is a Domestic part in the competition. It is a work that selected by the preliminaries commission through contest. Another is a Domestic part in the invitation. It is a Korean work that planned and invited by Seoul Independent Film Festival. The other part is a Foreign part in the invitation. It is a Foreign work that planned and invited by Seoul Independent Film Festival.
The festival has 2 sorts of award. One is the Main Prize. The other is a Special Prize.
Main Prize has 4 types of prize. The Grand Prize is selecting to Grand prize work in competition and award cash prize, plaque. Next, the Best Picture Award is a selecting to Grand prize work in competition and award cash prize, plaque. And the Excellent picture award is selecting to superb work in competition and award cash prize, plaque. Last, the Independent Star Award is selecting to two parts, actors and staffs, in competition and award cash prize, plaque.
Special Prize has 2 types of prize. The Audience award is presenting to work that receive favorable comment by audience's vote and award cash prize, plaque. And, Self-righteous man award is selected by Korean Independent Film Association's operating committee and award cash prize, plaque.
Distribution of work
There are 3 distribution ways of work. First is a 'Circular screening(indie picnic)'. Prize-winning works and showing works are screened at tour showing with Seoul Independent Film Festival's local network. Next is a 'Online screening'. Prize-winning works and showing works are screened at online showing, planned by Seoul Independent Film Festival. The last is a 'DVD production'. A work which selected from prize-winnig works and showing works will sale planning DVD.