The National Folk Museum of Korea (NFMK) calls for submissions to the 2nd World Folk Film Contest to promote traditional folk culture conservation and creative ways in its transmission.

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Submission of entries is until 18 December 2018. Applicants can find details on the News & Notice board of the International Journal of Intangible Heritage ( The contest has two categories: Special Documentary, which is “World Food Culture,” and General Documentary, which is “World Folk Culture.” Submissions should be non-commercial films between three and fifteen minutes long with a complete scenario. Applicants can participate in the contest as an individual or a team.

The applicants are responsible for editing and submitting their films. Foreign applicants can submit films on their traditional culture or Korean culture from a foreigner’s perspective. The collected films will be open to the public through screening events or lectures and used in exhibitions or educational events held by the NFMK.

The film awards will be announced on in April 2019. Awards will be presented to thirteen films in both categories, including a Grand Prix award, 1st Place (one from each category), 2nd Place (two from each category), and 3rd Place (three from each category). The awardees will receive a certificate and cash prize.

Source: ICHCAP

Disclaimer: The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is merely disseminating this invitation on behalf of the organizer and is not involved in any capacity in the selection of participants. All inquiries regarding this event must be made directly to the organizer.