Application Guideline

AFA 2017 Schedule

  1. Online Application: March 20 - April 30, 2017
  2. Selection Announcement: July 17, 2017
  3. Writing a Short Film Script : July 18 - August 8, 2017
  4. Online Pre-production: August 28 - October 5, 2017
  5. AFA 2017 Program: October 6 - 22, 2017


  1. 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

  2. Who has experience in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design or sound at least two short films
  3. Who can communicate in English
  4. Who submits all required documents and supporting materials on time
  5. Who can attend all sessions including online pre-production period
  6. Who has never attended AFA before

Application Materials (all documents should be in English)

  1. Application form (Application will be accepted from March 20 to April 30 via online application form only)
  2. Personal Statement
    • Introduction of yourself in relation to film work
    • The reason why you wish to attend AFA
    • Your future plans in film work
  3. A Letter of Recommendation with the recommender's contact information & signature
  4. 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

  1. Once you fill out your online application form
  2. 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
  3. You can update your application until the deadline if you need and your submission will not be completed by then.

Additional Information

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


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