Sep 27 - Oct 14, 2018

Asian Film Academy 2018


AFA 2018 Schedule

  • Online Application: 20 March - 30 April, 2018
  • Selection Announcement: the middle of July, 2018
  • Online Pre-production: 27 August - 26 September, 2018
  • AFA 2018 Program: 27 September - 14 October, 2018


  • Who has U.N. defined Asian nationality (Age 18 or older) seeking one's dream and future in cinema
    • About nationality, eligibility, please refer to our FAQ
  • Who has experience in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design or sound at least two short films
  • Who can communicate in English
  • Who submits all required documents and supporting materials on time
  • Who can attend all sessions including online pre-production period
  • Who has never attended AFA before

Application Materials (all documents should be in English)

  • Application form (Application will be accepted from March 20 to April 30 via online application form only)
  • Personal Statement
    • Introduction of yourself in relation to film work
    • The reason why you wish to attend AFA
    • Your future plans in film work
  • A Letter of Recommendation with the recommender's contact information & signature
  • Portfolio (downloadable file(s) or DVD)
    • Must have English subtitle, if its dialogue is not in English
    • If it is file(s), it must be playable on Windows Media Player
    • In case of a film over 40 min in length, please make it a 15 min-clip for submission
    • Total running time required is under 40 minutes.

How to apply

  • Once you fill out your online application form
  • Upload requirements below on the form
    • Scanned letters of recommendation in PDF/JPG format
    • Web-link for your portfolio-work(The link must be downloadable, not streaming link)
    • If you submit your form with two requirements above, no need to send them by airmail again
    • In case you need to send them by airmail, please use the contact address below
  • You can update your application until the deadline if you need and your submission will not be completed by then.

Additional Information

  • The cost for travelling, accommodation, meal, equipment will be provided to all selected fellows.
  • English interview will be conducted via SKYPE for those who pass the initial screening.


  • Address: 3rd Floor, BIFF HILL, Busan Cinema Center, 120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48058
  • Tel: +82-51-709-2231
  • Fax: +82-51-709-2299
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
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Application Form