Thursday, June 19, 2014

4th olleh International Smartphone Film Festival Opens Call for Entries!

Gearing up for its 4th year, South Korea's olleh International Smartphone Film Festival (ollehff, festival director LEE Joon-ik) that started the trend of smartphone filmmaking has officially announced its call for entries for the prize of 44,000,000 KRW (around 43,000 USD) including smart devices as additional prize. Anyone, regardless of male or female, old or young, is eligible. There are no restrictions on film genre, but the film has to be filmed with smart devices like smartphone, pad and tab. The categories are Short (1min~10min), Extreme Short (1sec~1min) and Special awards for youth, 6 second-long short, funniest and KineMaster completed films.

The entries will open from July 1 to August 14 and after preliminary and final selections, the award winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony, which will be held in olleh Square Gwanghwamun on the September 15, 2014. Total prize money of the 2 official awards and various special awards sum up to 44,000,000 KRW worth including smart devices. The award winning films will be screened at Megabox Gangnam, on olleh TV,, and so on.

Followed by the well-known Korean directors such as LEE Joon-ik, PARK Chan-wook and BONG Jun-ho, director RYOO Seung-wan will take the seat of the jury president this year. RYOO who is known for genre films such as The Berlin File(2012) and The Unjust(2010) stated at an interview that he was honored to be a part of a new form of film festival that would lead the smart device era and would give his best to discover the films with brilliant ideas. The jury members for the finals are producer KIM Ho-sung, film critic Darcy Paquet, film journalist BECK Una, director BONG Man-dae and CHIN Won-suk.


Title : 4th olleh International Smartphone Film Festival

Characteristics : Competition short film, shot by smart device

Present : olleh International Smartphone Film Festival Organizing Committee 

Host : olleh International Smartphone Film Festival Executive Committee

Motto : Bring Out Your GiGAntic imagination!

Sponsor : KT corp.

Chairman : LEE Joon-ik, filmmaker

Battlefield Heroes (2010), Sunny (2008), King and the Clown (2005)

Jury President : RYOO Seung-wan, filmmaker

The Berlin File(2012), The Unjust(2010), Crying Fist(2005)

Section and Prize



10 min

1 min




8,000,000 KRW, smart device

4,000,000 KRW, smart device


8,000,000 KRW, smart device

4,000,000 KRW, smart device



Special Award

for Youth

3,000,000 KRW, smart device


3,000,000 KRW, smart device


3,000,000 KRW, smart device

Be Funny

3,000,000 KRW, smart device

* smart device (app. 1,000,000 KRW worth each)

Submission : July 1 AM 10:00 ~ August 14 PM 6:00

Awards : 15th Sep. 2014 (Mon) / olleh Square at Gwanghwamun, Seoul

Screening : Megabox gangnam / / olleh TV /

JANG Young-ja

Foreign Coordinator

olleh International Smartphone Film Festival

35-179, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

Tel. 82 31 901 7930  Fax. 82 31 901 7931

M. 82 10 4183 7209  E.

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