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2023 Programs
Discovery

Discovery is an international competitive section introducing the first or second feature films by female directors from around the world and with outstanding feminist perspectives and aesthetics. The Best Feature, Special Jury Prize and the Best Director will be awarded.

Asian Shorts

Asian Shorts is a competitive section to showcase various short films by Asian female filmmakers. 20 films are selected as this year’s finalists and the Grand Prize, Excellence Prize and Audience Prize will be presented.

I-Teens

I-Teens is a competitive section for short films by teenaged Korean female filmmakers. The Grand Prize and Excellence Prize will be presented.

New Currents

New Currents screens a variety of recent outstanding works by female directors and films focusing on the theme of women from all over the world, which will provide a look into the current and major trends of women's films.

Korean Panorama, Here & Now

Korean Panorama, Here & Now showcases recent works by female directors and films with the theme of women made in Korea to explore and discuss contemporary discourse and styles.

Polemics: Images, Describing Resistance

Polemics presents critical and urgent feminist agendas of the year with related film screenings and an intensive forum to match. The theme of the 25th edition of the section is “Images, Describing Resistance.”

Queer Rainbow

Queer Rainbow screens new queer films from around the world, to rethink social customs and human rights issues from a feminist-queer perspective and explore queer film aesthetics and representation.

SIWFF 25 Special - RE:Discover

This special program aims to rethink women's film festivals and women's film history with the keyword RE:Discover by showcasing some of the masterpieces of women's films and feminist classics that led the cinematic discourse and aesthetics of each era.

Women Making Art: Shouts & Whispers

Women Making Art: Shouts & Whispers is a thematic section focusing on films that looks back on the life and work of women who persistently “shout and/or whisper” to the world through artistic creations such as literature, music, fine arts and etc., and that with the perspectives and aesthetic attempts of female film creators representation.

PARK Nam-ok's 100th Anniversary: First Women Filmmakers Revisited

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Korea's first female director Park Nam-ok, this special program looks back on the cinematic legacy of the first-generation Korean women filmmakers Park Nam-ok and Hong Eun-won, as well as the pioneering history of women's films at the time.

In Memory of YOON Jeong-hee

The 25th SIWFF hosts a special screening to honor and commemorate the late actor Yoon Jeong-hee, tracing her unforgettable performances and presence in Korean film history.

Documentary Ock Rang

This section screens the winners of the Documentary Ock Rang Award at the Pitch&Catch Project Pitching. 

Film X Gender

This section presents short films made through the production support program Film X Gender hosted by Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education and organized by SIWFF.

Barrier Free

One of the barrier-free versions of acclaimed films will be selected and screened in this section to expand accessibility for viewing by adding descriptive subtitles, voice commentary, dialogue, and sounds.