Announcing the award recipients & the closing of
The 37th Busan International Short Film Festival!
-140 short films screened online
-Online opening and closing ceremonies, as well as online side events
-International Competition Grand Prix awarded to
▲37th Busan International Short Film Festival Opening Ceremony recording site
The 37th Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) lowered its curtains on the 5 days of festivities with the closing ceremony that was broadcast via YouTube on August 31 (Mon). As the oldest short film festival in Korea, BISFF continues to grow internationally, becoming the first Academy Awards Qualifying film festival in Korea in 2017. Under the slogan “Pushing Boundaries of Cinema”, this year’s festival screened a total of 140 films online through 6 sections: ‘Competition’, ‘Guest Country’, ‘Hub of Asia’, ‘Beyond Shorts’, ‘Encore Shorts', and ‘Shorts for Kids’.
The 37th BISFF was held as an online film festival, using a variety of platforms to bring films to the audience. A total of 140 short films were screened online, and various side events were made possible through live video conferencing between overseas directors and the audience in view of the covid-19 pandemic.
◆ Award Recipients of the 37th Busan International Short Film Festival
The award recipients in 10 categories including the International and Korean competitions were announced during the BISFF Closing Ceremony, which was broadcast on August 31 (Mon) through the official BISFF YouTube channel. The Grand Prix for international competition went to
The International Competition Grand Prix, awarded to the most outstanding film in the category, along with \10 million and a trophy, went to
The Korean Competition Grand Prix (KAFA Award), awarded to the most outstanding film in the category, along with \5 million and a trophy, went to
The NETPAC Award, awarded to the most outstanding Asian film in the Competitions by NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema), This year’s NETPAC Award was decided to be a co awarded. So awarded to
The Operation Kino Grand Prix, sponsored by Jung-gu city, Busan, went to
With the Closing Ceremony, the 37th BISFF ended its 5-day journey, with hopes for an even more meaningful, a more impressive short film festival in 2021.
[Attachment] 2020 BISFF Award Winners
37thBusan International Short Film Festival
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