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The Seoul International Women’s Film Festival Submission Guide

29 March - 29 May 2024, 18:00 (Korea Standard Time)

All entries must be submitted online via the festival’s entry website or FilmFreeway before the given deadline.

1. Films longer than 40 minutes are regarded as feature films, and films less than 40 minutes are regarded as short films.
2. All genres are eligible for both competitive and non-competitive sections.
3. Eligibility for competition sections are as follows:
  • Films completed after January 1, 2023
  • Films directed by a female director, or, at least one female director for co-production.
  • Competition sections
    • Discovery : First or second feature-length films
    • Asian Shorts : Short films by a director with Asian nationality or ethnic identity
    • I-Teens : Korean short films by a director born after 2006.
1. The entry regulations must be read and agreed upon before the submission.
2. Online screeners of all submitted films must be valid until July 31, 2024, and the same version as the film’s final screening copy for the festival.
3. For non-English dialogue films, all screeners and all final screening copies must have English subtitles.
4. If the final screening copy is different from the screener submitted or needs to be changed after the festival selection, the entrant must notify and consult with the festival in advance.
5. Materials submitted to the festival will not be returned.
6. Selected films that have agreed to the online screening can be screened at the festival’s online screening platform during the festival dates. The online screening will be geo-blocked to domestic regions within Korea.
Selection & Announcement
The Seoul International Women’s Film Festival evaluates all films submitted. Selected films will be notified to the entrant individually by mid-July and the competition finalists will be announced at the festival website.

Program Team

Tel. +82 (0)2-583-3599


Submitters need to understand the SIWFF rules & regulations, and it is regarded that submitters agree to the regulations once you complete and submit the entry form.