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2019 Programs
International Competition

The International Competition, created last year, is SIWFF’s representative competition section that highlights the first and second feature films by female directors from around the world. This year, eight films daring and controversial films will be vying for the Best Film, Best Director, and Special Jury Prizes.

Korean Competition

The Korean Competition program is for feature films directed by Korean female filmmakers. Seven finalists, who display the highest cinematic quality in conjunction with the exploration of feminist issues, will be competing for the Best Korean Film Award during SIWFF.

Asian Shorts Competition

A competitive section for shorts directed by Asian female filmmakers, the Asian shorts Competition will be showcasing original and creative cinematic works that highlight the power of Asian women’s films. This year, sixteen films that qualified for the final round will be competing for the Best Film Award, the Best Director Award and the Audience Award during the festival.

I-Teens Competition

I-Teens is a competition section for shorts films made by Korean teenage female directors. Seven film finalists will be screened during the festival, with the ‘I-Teens’ teenage judge panel actively assessing the productions and selecting the Best Picture winners.

New Currents

An overview of the new trends in women’s films produced around the world during the past 1-2 years. There will be screenings of films on various aspects of women’s lives and feminist issues, as well as films by female directors who have made outstanding achievements.

Polemics: Sexual Politics of 'Room'

Every year, the Polemics section screens films related to feminist issues. This year, we look back at the #metoo movement, digital sex crimes, and female empowerment issues. Polemics presents the stories of women who have dared to open up closed spaces, and raises questions regarding the consolidation of the ‘male cartel’ and the accumulation of power through closed ‘rooms’

Special Screening of Polish Women's Cinema

Since SIWFF’s inception, it has played a key role in the discovery and introduction of feminist films from all over the world. This year’s festival will showcase Polish women’s films in collaboration with the Adam Mickiecz Institute(AMI) to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Poland.

Memorial Screening for Agnes Varda & Barbara Hammer

This year’s SIWFF will have Memorial Screenings for two great female experimental film pioneers, Agnès VARDA and Barbara HAMMER, who passed away in March 2019. The program will feature their shorts films and unreleased titles, as well as major films from them both.

Queer Rainbow

Queer Rainbow is a section that highlights films that support gender diversity and the lives of LGBTQ individuals. This year, the program features queer movies from Korea, China, Japan, The Philippines and the United States.

Korean Film 100 Years: Women’s Faces in Korean Cinema

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Korean cinema, SIWFF shines a light on the faces of pioneering women in Korean films. In the overlapping contradictions of Korean history that include colonization, modernization, the cold war, dictatorship, the beginning of neoliberalism, and so on, the program introduces the faces of women who refused to be confined by patriarchal oppression and masculine narratives and who crossed multiple boundaries over the past 100 years.

30th Anniversary of Parituh: the First Korean Women Filmmakers' Collective

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Feminist Film Collective ‘Bariteo,’ the first group that created and supported female film production in Korean film history, there will be a screening of its founding work Even Little Grass Has Its Own Name and a discussion regarding the deeper meanings within.

10th Anniversary of Pitch&Catch

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pitch&Catch, SIWFF’s representative support program, there will be special screenings of all the feature films that have debuted via the Pitch&Catch program.

Documentary Ock Rang Award Film

The Documentary Ock Rang Award is a documentary film production support program founded in 2002, and will present its 17th film this year. This year’s SIWFF will host the world premiere of PARKKANG Areum’s Areum Married, which was selected as an Ock Rang Award winner and was supported by the program.

Barrier Free Screening

Barrier Free Screening will provide audio descriptions and closed captions for those with visual and hearing disabilities, in order to allow more individuals to overcome physical barriers and obstacles to enjoy cinema. The 21st SIWFF will screen HOSODA Mamoru’s Mirai for the Barrier Free Screening.

Feminist Activism Workshop

CINE Feminist Activism Workshop is a section to showcase films directed by young female filmmakers, which were supported by the project of the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family. It screens four films with a feminism view and different characters.