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Press Guide

The 28th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival provides various services to create an convenient environment for journalists to cover the festival.
For more information, please click on the banner below.

CONTACT

  • · BUCHEON INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
  • Publicity Team/Foreign Press
  • · Tel: +82-32-327-6313/ext. 158
  • · E-mail: foreignpress@bifan.kr
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Press Service

Press material such as film stills and video clips of festival highlights, photos of official festival events, etc. will be provided.

Guide to Press Coverage

During the festival period, BIFAN will offer to arrange interviews with official festivals guests to members of the domestic and foreign press.

Period
July 5 (FRI)~July 11 (THU)
How to Apply
To be announced later
Location
Interview room (detailed location to be announced later)
Notice
  • Please understand that interview requests may be difficult to arrange and interview schedules may suddenly change due to the guests' personal circumstances.
  • Guests who receive many requests for interviews may hold an informal small-scale press conference instead of a one-on-one interview.

During the festival, BIFAN will provide a space for holders of a press badge or a daily press pass to work on their coverage, the press center.
Desktop computers and LAN connections for writing and posting articles will be available; changes in the screening schedule and other announcements will be posted.

Admission
Press badge/daily press pass holders
Operating
Period and
Hours
July 5 (FRI)~July 13 (SAT) 9:00~20:30
July 13 (SUN) 10:00~14:00
Location
Bucheon City Hall, 3F Communication Hall

At the video room inside the press center the festival’s main films can be watched during the festival.
Viewing slots are available by visiting the video room. A viewing slot can be up to max. 3 hours long.

※ If demand is high, there may be waiting times.

Admission
Press badge/daily press pass holders
Operating
Period and
Hours
July 5 (FRI)~July 13 (SAT) 9:00~20:30
July 14 (SUN) 10:00~14:00
Location
Bucheon City Hall, 3F Communication Hall (inside the press center)

PRESS Badge

Press badge holders can participate in various programs for coverage.

Eligibility
  • Journalists affiliated with domestic or international media outlets (newspapers, TV, magazines, online etc.)
  • Professional film critics and contributors working for media outlets
  • Restrictions for badge issuance, individuals that are not eligible to apply for a press badge
  • Personnel of media outlets that are not directly involved in coverage, such as management or administrative staffs of outsourced companies
  • One-person media, individual bloggers (creators collaborating with BIFAN will be contacted separately)
  • Contributors who post or publish on SNS only
Description of service provided
  • Reserve tickets for same and the text day

    • Tickets for 4 different screenings per day (overlapping screening times are excluded)
    • Allowed to reserve tickets for general screenings, ‘Odd Family’ section, Master Class
    • Please note the badge does not grant access to special screenings/events such as the Opening/Closing Ceremonies or Midnight screenings.
  • Provision of a guest package and main catalogue (exchange ticket)

    • Main catalogue may run out early due to limited edition
  • Access to the press center incl. video room

  • Access to BIFAN+ programs and events (except BIFAN+ Conference)

    • Media planning to cover the BIFAN+ Conference please contact the publicity team separately.
  • P&I (Press & Industry) Screenings

    • Offline (video room) / online screeners
  • Access to GVs, Master Class, and other program events following screenings
    (Tickets for movie screenings must be booked separately)

  • Access to guest lounge (free coffee provided)

    • The badge is non-transferable and can only be used by the individual it was issued to.
    • Ticket and badge must be presented
Registration period /
How to apply
  • Period

  • Before the festival

    • May 22 (WED) 14:00~June 13 (THU) 18:00
      Free of charge
  • During the festival

    • July 5 (FRI)~July 13 (SAT) 9:00~20:30
    • July 14 (SUN) 10:00~14:00
    • Registration fee: 50.00USD
  • How to Apply

    • Registration has to be made through the festival platform Eventival.
      The following link will guide you through the registration process and provide more info
  • Qualification details

    Division Support data Classification
    Recipient of pressbadge in 2023
    • Copy of business card

    • One or more articles
      written by the applicant that has been published within the past year

    Evidentiary Documentation (Choose 1 of 2)
    New applicants
    • Proof of employment and business card issued within the past 3 months by the media outlet you are affiliated with

    • Proof of journalistic coverage(Choose 1 of 2)

      • One or more articles written by the applicant that has been published within the past 3 months
      • One or more articles written by the applicant on BIFAN within the past year.
    Evidentiary Documentation (Choose 1 of 2)
    Recipient of press badge in 2023
    Support data
    • Copy of business card

    • One or more articles
      written by the applicant that has been published
      within the past year

    Classification Evidentiary Documentation (Choose 1 of 2)
    New applicants
    Support data
    • Proof of employment and business card issued within the past 3 months by the media outlet you are affiliated with

    • Proof of journalistic coverage(Choose 1 of 2)

      • One or more articles written by the applicant that has been published within the past 3 months
      • One or more articles written by the applicant on BIFAN within the past year.
    Classification Evidentiary Documentation (Choose 1 of 2)
    • The proof of journalistic coverage must be a PDF or JPG file of an article that contains the full text, name of media outlet, name of reporter, and the date of publication.
    • More documentation may be requested for verification purposes.
    • If you fail to attach evidentiary documentation or image files in which your identity cannot be verified, or do not meet the eligibility criteria, your application may be rejected.
Notice
  • It is highly recommended to apply for the badge during the pre-registration free of charge
    since for on-site registration a fee of 50,000KRW (approx. 36USD) will be charged.
  • Once online application has been submitted personal info cannot be modified online. For amendments please contact foreignpress@bifan.kr

PRESS-Online

Description of service provided
  • Press badge for international journalists unable to attend BIFAN 2024 in person.
  • Access to P&I (Press & Industry) Screenings (online screeners of most major movies screening at BIFAN 2024)
  • Set up online interviews with selected festival guests.
Registration period
/ How to apply
  • Period of application

    • May 22 (WED) 14:00~June 13 (THU) 18:00
  • How to Apply

    • Journalists interested in applying for the PRESS-Online badge please send an email to foreignpress@bifan.kr or register directly through the following link
  • Qualification details

    • Copy of business card

    • Proof of journalistic coverage
      (Same as general press badge)

Pick-up

Pick-up Location
Badge Desk outside Bucheon City Hall (backside)
Operating Period and Hours
Period Operating Hours
July 5 (FRI) 8:30~20:30
July 6 (SAT)~July 9 (TUE) 9:00~20:30
July 10 (WED)~July 12 (FRI) 9:00~18:00
July 13 (SAT)~July 14 (SUN) 10:00~14:00
  • The badge desk will not be open during the opening ceremony on July 4 (THU).

Daily Pass

Description of service provided
  • Pass for simple and brief reporting, only valid on the day it was issued
  • Access to the press center incl. video room
  • Unable to issue tickets for screenings
Registration period
/ How to apply
  • Period

    • July 5 (FRI)~July 13 (SAT) 9:00~20:30
    • July 14 (SUN) 10:00~14:00
    • ※ Operating hours are subject to change.
  • How to Apply

    • Submit your business card at the press center
    • ※ Daily passes cannot be applied for on opening day.

Pick-up

Location
Bucheon City Hall, 3F Communication Hall
Period
July 5 (FRI)~July 13 (SAT) 9:00~20:30
July 14 (SUN) 10:00~14:00