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Daegu International Musical Festival

The Mecca of Asian Musical Daegu International Musical Festival!

DIMF is an international event, held from June to July every year in Daegu since the 'Pre. DIMF' in 2006, to popularize and vitalize musical theater as the world's first international musical theatre festival.

Various programs for citizens of all ages take place during the Festival such as Official Invitation through continued international partnership, New Musical sponsored by the Festival, College Musical Festival, the dream stage of musical theater students, and Official Events; Opening Concert and DIMF Awards.

  • 제16회 DIMF 개막축하공연 제16회 DIMF 개막축하공연"
  • 제16회 DIMF 어워즈 단체사진 제16회 DIMF 어워즈 단체사진
  • 제16회 DIMF 폐막작 영국_더 콰이어 오브 맨 제16회 DIMF 폐막작 영국_더 콰이어 오브 맨

Linked Business such as DIMF Musical Academy and DIMF Musicalstar has broadened the field of business. With the title of the very first international musical festival in Asia bringing productions, performance industry communities and musicallovers from all over the world, DIMF has grown in stature as a representative brand of Korean cultural industry and a mecca of Asian musical industry.

Results of the Daegu International Musical Festival in the Last Five Years (2018-2022)

Results of the Daegu International Musical Festival in the Last Five Years (2012-2016)
Year No. of Works Participant Countries No. of Festival Participants No. of Audiences No. of Online Audiences
2018 the 12th 24 UK, Czech Republic, Russia, Kazakhstan, France, China, etc. 258,928 43,422 -
2019 the 13th 23 UK, Spain, Russia, France, China, Thailand, etc. 261,906 44,023 -
2020 the 14th 9 korea (※ 9 overseas shows restreamed online) 12,325 5,182 324,381
2021 1the 5th 21 Korea-Sweden co-production, Korea-China co-production, Russia, France, etc. 18,003 12,464 184,813
2022 the 16th 22 Slovakia, UK, etc. 152,289 32,617 133,274

Posters of the Daegu International Musical Festival 2007-2022

  • 제1회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제2회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제3회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제4회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제5회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제6회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제7회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제8회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제9회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제10회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제11회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제12회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제13회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제14회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제15회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터
  • 제16회 대구국제뮤지컬페스티벌 포스터

International Exchanges of the Daegu International Musical Festival

International Exchanges of the Daegu International Musical Festival
City / Organization of Agreement Content of Agreement Date of Agreement
New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF)
  • Invite the DIMF’s original musical to the NYMF
  • Invite the NYMF’s original musical to the DIMF 
Feb. 2, 2009
Dongguan City, China
  • Co-hosting of the Musical Forum by the DIMF, Dongguan City, and New York City
  • Songlei Award
  • Exchange performance of the DIMF’s original musical
  • Cooperative production of the musical Turandot
Aug. 6, 2010
Beijing Oriental Songlei Musical Development Company Aug. 6, 2010
Beijing Oriental Songlei Musical Development Company
  • Grant license to the DIMF’s musical Turandot in China
June 18, 2011
New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF)
  • Linking opening and closing performances between the DIMF and the NYMF
July 6, 2011
Jinan City, China
  • Cultural exchanges including the performance of the DIMF’s Turandot
Feb. 27, 2012
China Shanghai International Arts Festival
  • Cultural Exchanges including the performance of the DIMF’s Turandot
March 12, 2014
Harbin Entertainment Group Limited Liability Company
  • Cultural Exchanges including the performance of the DIMF’s Turandot
April 13, 2016
Harmonia Holdings, Ltd, U.S.
  • Exchange performance of the DIMF and Korean musical
  • Establishment of ‘DIMF Awards’ <Harmonia Holdings Prize> and support for training in New York
    : A winner of <Harmonia Holdings Prize> will get a training opportunity at Broadway, New York
July 7, 2018
Divadlo Nová scéna, Slovakia
  • DIMF-made Musical Turandot sign a MoU for the first time in the history of Korean creative musical with the 6 Eastern European Countries
    (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Germany)
Sep. 13, 2018
China Naoyin(Shanghai) Culture Communication Co. Ltd
  • 5th DIMF Musicalstar' local audition in China -Cooperating on discovering and nurturing musical talents and cultural exchange upon signing MOU.
April. 2019
Chinese Taipei
  • 'The 1st QAF DIMF Global Musical Seminar'
July. 2019
Nová Scéna National Theatre in Slovakia
  • Musical Turandot as a licensed production in Eastern Europe Premiered in March and restaged in
March. 2020
Korea- Chinese Taipei
DIMF, Theater juk-dal, Quanta Arts Foundation and C MUSICAL Production
  • Co-production between Korea and Chinese Taipei 'Toward' premiered in the 15th DIMF
  • On tour in Chinese Taipei_National Taichung Theater (November)
June. 2021
USA New York
  • DIMF WEEK on USA Live Streaming Platform(Broadway On Demand)
Oct. 2021