International Feature Competition is a program created to not only facilitate a more female-friendly and gender equal film production environment which would allow female filmmakers around the world to make more feature length films, but also to create more opportunities for the audience to watch films made by female directors, starring female protagonists.
This is a competitive section that features Korean female filmmakers' fiction feature films and documentaries. Films that have excellent directing and exemplary feminist perspectives will be selected into the final round to compete for the Best Korean Film Award.
A competitive section for shorts directed by Asian female filmmakers: Asian Short Competition will be showcasing original and creative cinematic works that highlight the power of Asian women's films. Films that qualified for the final round will be competing for the Best Film Award and the Best Director Award during the festival.
I-Teens is a competition section that showcases films made by Korean female directors in their teens, sponsored by the Korea Broadcasting Art School, Films that are selected for the final round will be screened during the festival, and the teenage judge panel 'I-Teens' will have a discussion and review the films, after which the panel will nominate two finalist films for the Korea Broadcasting Art School I-Teens Award.
The New Currents section screens the latest works that star female protagonists. This program consists of a variety of works by leading directors of various genres ? from documentary to animated films - and will allow the audience to take a look at the trends and characteristics of contemporary female films.
Polemics is a section that selects recent hot issues associated with feminism and screens films
The Feminist Film Classics is a section that screens the early feature films of directors: It will be a refreshing stimulus and a new inspiration for the current young directors and audience. This is a program that discovers female directors and directs them to their place in world cinema.
Queer Rainbow is a section that highlights films that support gender diversity and the lives and issues of LGBTQ individuals. The section consists of a number of films that capture the life of these individuals from all over the world.
The Documentary Ock Rang Film Award, a documentary production support program which has been funded and supported by Ock Rang Cultural Foundation since 2002.
Barrier-Free Screening features audio descriptions for those with visual impairments and closed captions for those with hearing impairments. These features allow individuals to overcome physical barriers and obstacles to enjoy the film together.