AI Film Competition Unveiled at Bucheon Fantasy Festival

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Going all-in on its exploration of the position of synthetic intelligence in filmmaking, South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) has unveiled a 15-title AI Film competitors.

The movies will compete for jury-selected and viewers awards and money prizes of as much as KRW1.5 million ($11,000).

“We were able to see the new creative possibilities of AI filmmaking. We hope that creators who have difficulty accessing capital for big productions will gain creative freedom from production costs through AI,” mentioned BiFan competition director Shin Chul.

Festival selectors mentioned that they selected the lineup from 114 movies submitted, primarily based on narrative, artistry, originality and using AI know-how in textual content (screenplay), audio, and video.

“The diverse styles of the selected works, ranging from feature films to video art, showcase the current state of development of the generative AI video technology in the creative field. The potential and possibilities that AI technology can bring to young creators, who face many challenges in production with limited budgets and resources, have been confirmed.”

The 15 chosen titles hail from France, the U.S., Japan and Singapore embrace 4 from South Korea. Hansl Von Kwon’s “One More Pumpkin” beforehand received the Grand Prize and Audience Award on the Dubai AI Film Festival. Others are Park Sungwon’s “Under the Sign of the Moon,” Bae Junwon’s “Snowfall,” and Cha Sehwan’s “Final Scene.” All 4 works showcase the picture and sound perfection that fashionable AI know-how can implement in the present day, and stand out by means of sensible creativeness, recent screenplays, and character realization,” the competition mentioned.

Leading worldwide specialists in AI movie manufacturing can be invited to talk about the influence of AI know-how on the manufacturing of movie content material on the inaugural version of the BiFan Plus AI Conference, which runs July 5-7. AI workshops and mentoring may even be held in the course of the competition which runs July 4 to 14 in Bucheon City, adjoining to Seoul.

BiFan 2024 AI Film Competition

“Another” Dir. Dave Clark (U.S.) 5 minutes.
“Be An Elephant” Dir. Grukan Atakan (Turkey) 2 minutes.
“Final Scene” Dir. Cha Sehwan (Korea) 4 minutes.
“Generation” Dir. Riccardo Fusetti (U.Okay.) 2 minutes.
“Improvement Cycle” Dir. Yamguchi Hiroki (Japan) 6 minutes.
“Kiss/Crash” Dir. Adam Cole (U.Okay.) 1 min.
“Latex Kid” Dir. Fran Gas (Spain) 10 minutes.
“Mic-Mac at Cirque du Freak” Dir. Ethereal Gwirl (U.S.) 3 minutes.
“One More Pumpkin” Dir. Hansl Von Kwon (Korea) 3 minutes.
“Snowfall” Dir. Bae Junwon (Korea) 10 minutes.
“Treta” Dir. Francesco Siro Brigano (Italy) 3 minutes.
“Under the Sign of the Moon” Dir. Park Seongwon (Korea) 5 minutes.
“We Are Good” Dir. Niceaunties (Singapore) 1 min.
“Where Do Grandmas Go When They Get Lost?” Dir. Leo Cannone (France) 2 minutes.
“You Are, Unfortunately, an A.I Artist” Dir. Mind Wank (U.S.) 2 minutes.

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