Sep 27 - Oct 14, 2018

Asian Film Academy 2018

2014 Faculty

Béla TARR

  • Director/Hungary
  • Dean

Béla Tarr is a Hungarian master filmmaker best known for Damnation (1987), Satan’s Tango (1994), Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), and The Man from London (2007). His use of long takes in black-and-white in Damnation became his distinctive style and reaches its peak in Satan’s Tango, which is over 7 hours long, and Werckmeister Harmonies which is comprised of 39 shots. Based on Georges Simenon’s original novel, The Man from London competed at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The Turin Horse (2011) won the Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI International Critics’ Award at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Recently Tarr launched an academic film course at the University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia and Herzegovina to nurture the next generation of film art.

OH Seok-geun

  • Director/Korea
  • Deputy Dean

Oh Seok-geun, the Deputy Dean of Asian Film Academy, is a graduate of Korean Academy of Film Arts. Mr. Oh directed a number of films, such as As You Please (1991), The 101st Proposition (1993), and Love Is a Crazy Thing (2005) and served as the first general manager of the Busan International Film Festival from 1996 to 2000. To discover promising Asian filmmakers and offer distribution opportunities for independent films, he founded a film company, Balcon Corporation, in 2007. Since his inauguration as the director of Busan Film Commission in 2010, he has been serving as the president of Asian Film Commissions Network as well as dedicating himself to promote the Asian film industry and the film industry in Busan to present day.

SONG Il-gon

  • Director/Korea
  • Directing Mentor

Born in 1971, Song Il-gon studied cinema at the Polish National Film School. His talent was recognized through short films he produced as a student, such as The Dream of Clowns (1997) and Liver and Potato (1998). His short film The Picnic (1998) received the Cannes Jury Prize and his first feature film, Flower Island (2001), won the 2001 Busan International Film Festival New Currents Award and 2001 Venice Film Festival CinemAvvenire Award. He went on to direct Spider Forest (2004), Feathers in the Wind (2004), The Magicians (2005), and his first documentary Dance of Time (2010). His film Always (2011) was selected as the opening film of the 2011 Busan International Film Festival.

Ryszard LENCZEWSKI

  • Cinematographer/Poland
  • Cinematography Mentor

Born in 1948, Ryszard Lenczewski studied at the Cinematography and Television Production Department of Polish National Film School and is an experienced cinematography director who filmed approximately 100 works in 32 countries. Since 2004, he has been teaching cinematography at the Polish National Film School. His recent film, Ida (2013), won the Spotlight Award of the American Society of Cinematographers and received prizes from 12 film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival.