Sep 27 - Oct 14, 2018

Asian Film Academy 2018

2005 Faculty

The world-famous Asian film director Hou Hsiao Hsien has been appointed as the academy dean at the 1st Asian Film Academy. Hou Hsio Hsien has a special interest and affection in nurturing future filmmakers. He will be a great master at AFA workshop who gives a new vision of filmmaking to the participants from October 1 to 14,2005. Hou Hsiao Hsien will take charge of the general AFA program and deliver a workshop in which he reproduce a couple of scenes from his masterpieces. Also, he will give unsparing advice to the participants about their projects through one-on-one Master Mentoring class.

Hou Hsiao Hsien was born in China in 1947. In 1948 he moved to Taiwan and studied film at National Taiwan Arts Academy. His debut was in 1980 with 'Cute Girl' in 1983, 'The Boys From Fengkuei' attracts world attention, and in 1985, 'The Time to Live and Time to Die' won FIPRESCI Prize at Berlin International Film Festival. Since then, 'City of Sadness' won Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival in 1986, and 'The Puppetmaster' won Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival in 1993. His other noticeable films are 'Flowers of Shanghai' in 1998 and 'Millennium Mambo' in 2001. He is an active film producer in Taiwan now and helps other directors to make films. Hou Hsiao Hsien also has close relationship with Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF) that apponited to be a jury at 6th PIFF and awarded THE ASIAN FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR in 9th PIFF.
OH Seok-geun
Nonzee Nimibutr has been appointed as a director who will direct Short Film Project in the 1st Asian Film Academy (AFA). Director Nonzee Nimibutr will work with the cinematographer HWANG Ki-suk and the AFA participants to produce a 15 minutes short film. The short film will be scheduled to shoot in HD, casting of Korean actors/actresses. Nonzee Nimibutr will share the artistic inspiration with the AFA participants, and instruct know-how in film production. He will also help AFA participants through one-on-one Master Mentoring.

Nonzee Nimibutr was born in Nonthaburi in 1962. He studied at Silpakorn University where he earned a degree in Visual Communication Design. He began working in the entertainment industry as a director of commercials and music videos in 1984. His feature debut 'Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters' in 1997 won the Grand Prix at the Festival International du Film Independent in Brussels. This film re-energised the entire Thai film industry, breaking box-office records and inspiring many other young directors. His follow up project 'Nang nak' in 1999 won Netpac Award in Rotterdam International Film Festival, and broke box-office records of the year in Thailand. Most of his films have been successful in domestically and were well received from many international film festivals. Nonzee Nimibutr's masterpieces are 'Nang nak' in 1999, 'Jan Dara' in 2001, and many more.
SONG Il-gon
Yu Likwai has been appointed as a cinematographer who will produce the Short Film Project with a Korean director. Yu Likwai is already well-known as not only for a cinematographer, but also a film director. The AFA participants will have chance to receive a great inspiration and influence by Yu Likwai through Master Workshop and one-on-one Master Mentoring.

He was born in Hong Kong in 1966 and studied film in INSAS, Belgium.After he made the documentary film in 1996, he was recognized as a competent cinematographer. Yu Likwai took the role of Director of Photography in Zhang Ke Jia's 'Xiao Wu'in 1997, and 'Platform' in 2000. He also worked in Director Ann Hui's 'Ordinary Heroes' in 1998 as DP. His debut film 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' was nominated Golden Palm in 1999 Canne.
As an influential figure in Korean cinema, he will be responsible for producing a 35mm short with YU Likwai. His artistic sensibility and teaching dedication will facilitate AFA program in full.

PARK was born in 1961 and graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts and Korean Academy of Film Arts. He worked as a producer for 'To the Starry Island' directed by PARK Kwang-soo and 'The Jang Sun-Woo Variations' by Tony RAYNS. In 1997, his feature directorial debut with 'Motel Cactus' received several awards including New Currents at 2nd PIFF, Jury Prize at Fribourg Film Festival, and FIPRESCI award at Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival. Also, his second endeavor 'Camel(s)'(2001) was frequently shown at international festival circuit including Berlin Int'l Film Festival. He is currently working as director for Korean Academy of Film Arts.
Hwang Ki-seok will be the cameraman of Nonzee Nimibutr who will make a HD digital film in the AFA short film project. It will be the great opportunity for the students to learn his mastery skill in cinematograph and to share his sense of camera working.

Born in Seoul in 1970, he studied at New York University. He began his career as a cinematographer with 'Uk-su-tang' (1997) which was the debut of the director (Kwak Kyoung-taek). Hwang Ki-seok has been a ceaseless venturer who doesn't afraid of attempting the different styles of cinematography. His filmography includes Chin-gu (2001), which was a hugely successful in box-office, and 'Uk-su-tang' Wanee & Junha (2001), which was praised especially for the gorgeous pictures of the film. In 2002, he worked for a Korean-Japanese joint production called 'Round 1' (2002, produced by Nihon Television). In 2003, he rejoined with Kwak Kyoung-taek, shooting 'Mutt Boy'(2003). Then, for his next film 'My Brother… '(2004), Hwang got a reputation as a cinematographer who can understand the drama. Currently, his latest work 'Durelist'(2005), directed by Lee Myung-se, is about to be released.