26 Sep - 13 Oct, 2019

Asian Film Academy 2019

Mission

Asian Film Academy:
A Talent Incubator for Young Asian Filmmakers

Asian Film Academy (AFA) is an educational program hosted by Busan International Film Festival, Busan Film Commission and GKL Foundation to foster young Asian talents and build their networks throughout Asia. Over the past 14 years, 337 alumni from 32 countries have been standing out in filmmaking field all over the Asia and in the prestigious festivals throughout the world.

In previous years, world-renowned directors of our contemporaries, such as Béla Tarr, Jia Zhangke, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Lee Chang-dong and Kore-eda Hirokazu took the role of dean. Last year, Lou Ye took on the role of the AFA Dean shared his great film experiences with AFA fellows.

The promising fellows from all over Asia will participate in various AFA programs, including short film production, workshops, and special lectures. The two short films completed by the fellows will be officially presented at the 24th Busan International Film Festival. While participating in the programs, the fellows will rediscover themselves and share their passion towards films which goes far beyond the differences in their experiences and cultural backgrounds.