Sep 27 - Oct 14, 2018

Asian Film Academy 2018

2015 Faculty

WANG Xiaoshuai

  • Director / China
  • Dean

Born in 1966 in Shangai, graduated from Beijing Film Academy and is now one of China’s leading filmmakers from the Sixth Generation. His low-budget directorial debut The Days (1993) and his acclaimed works including Chongqing Blues and Beijing Bicycle expose the realistic dark shadows of history and social reality drawn over the daily life of today’s Chinese society. He continued directing Frozen (1996) under a pseudonym ‘Wu Ming (Without a Name),’ despite government censorship. The Days (1993) and So Close To Paradise (1998) were invited to the 4th Busan International Film Festival and received much acclaims. Moreover, Director WANG received the Silver Bear Award at the 51st Berlin International Film Festival with (2001) and competed in the competitive section of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival with Chongqiing Blues (2010).

OH Seok-geun

  • Director & Director of Busan Film Commission/Korea
  • Deputy Dean

Director OH Seok-geun debuted with the feature As You Please and directed The 101st Proposition (1993) and Love is a Crazy Thing (2005). Now, as the Director of Busan Film Commission, he develops various businesses to build a production network between Busan and Asian countries. In 2010, he produced an omnibus film Camellia (2010) with korean, Japanese, and Thai directors, which screened in the Busan International Film Festival’s closing ceremony the same year

Anthony CHEN

  • Director / Singapore
  • Directing Mentor

Born in 1984 in Singapore, Director Anthony CHEN studied film in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and received his Master of Directing at National Film and Television School in United Kingdom. He continued his work with 6 short films including G-23 (2005), Haze (2008), Hotel 66 (2010), and The Reunion Dinner (2011), with Ah ma (2007) receiving Special Mention in the short film section at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Moreover, his first feature Ilo Ilo (2013) received the Golden Camera Award in the 66th Cannes Film Festival and was introduced in over 20 distinguished international film festivals, receiving much praises as one of Asia’s promising directors.

Jerzy ZIELIŃSKI

  • Cinematographer, Director / Poland
  • Cinematography Mentor

He graduated from Cinematography Department of the Polish National Film School in 1975. Since 2009 he is a professor at that school in Lodz. In 1982 Jerzy ZIELIŃSKI received Best Cinematography Award for the movie Aria for an athlete at Polish Film Festival. In 2010 he was nominated for ASC Award for the The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. His numerous credits include Washington Square directed by Agnieszka Holland, staring Maggie Smith and Albert Finney. He is a member of PSC (Polish Society of Cinematographers) ASC (American Society of Cinematographers), and American Film Academy (AMPAS). He is working mainly in Poland and USA. Jerzy ZIELIŃSKI recently directed his first feature, which is invited to this year’s Busan International Film Festival.