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AFA 2015 Dean Confirmed & Calling for Applicants|
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2015 Asian Film Academy Dean Confirmed& Calling for Applicants
Busan International Film Festival’s 11th Asian Film Academy (AFA), the educational program dedicated to fostering new talents from Asia, announced the dean and faculty members for 2015.
Director WANG Xiaoshuai, Confirmed as 2015 AFA Dean!
Director WANG Xiaoshuai from China has been named as Dean of AFA 2015. Known for illustrating the dark sides of the Chinese society through the eyes of today’s younger generation, Director WANG has expanded his reputation with his works including
In addition to Director WANG Xiaoshuai, Anthony CHEN, a young Singapore director, was selected as directing mentor. Director CHEN received the Golden Camera award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with his directorial debut,
Moreover, OH Seok-geun, the Director of Busan Film Commission and deputy dean of AFA since 2011, will continue supporting young fellows this year as deputy dean.
18 Days of International Cinema Education,
2015 AFA Now Accepting Fellowship Application until April 30!
Asian Film Academy is in its 11th year and calling for applicants until April 30. Producing 241 fellows from 29 countries, AFA provides an environment in which young filmmakers undergo a series of programs including hands-on experience in short film production, mentoring, workshops, and master classes to acquire the knowledge and philosophy of filmmaking. The program will run from September 24 (Thu) to October 11 (Sun). For more information, please visit the AFA website (http://afa.biff.kr) or contact the AFA coordinator (Tel. 051-709-2034 / Email: email@example.com) for other inquiries.
About Asian Film Academy
Asian Film Academy is an educational program hosted by Busan International Film Festival, Dongseo University and Busan Film Commission to foster young Asian talent and establish a network for Asian filmmakers. 24 young filmmakers from all over Asia are selected each year for 18-day filmmaking workshop, which takes place during the film festival season in Busan.
Previous AFA Deans have been appointed from the ranks of world-renowned filmmakers including Béla TARR, KUROSAWA Kiyoshi, HOU Hsiao Hsien, IM Kwon-taek, LEE Chang-dong, Mohsen MAKHMALBAF, Abbas KIAROSTAMI, and JIA Zhangke.
u Dates: September 24 (Thu) ~ October 11 (Sun), 2015 (18 days)
u Host: Dongseo University, Busan Film Commission, Busan International Film Festival Organization
u Application Deadline : April 30 (Thu), 2015
u Acceptance Announcement: July 10 (Fri), 2015
u Application Process: Please visit the website (http://afa.biff.kr)
u Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. +82-51-709-2034
** 2015 Faculty Profile
Dean: WANG Xiaoshuai / Director/ China
Born in 1966 in Shangai, WANG Xiaoshuai
graduated from Beijing Film Academy and is now one of China’s leading
filmmakers from the Sixth Generation. His low-budget directorial debut
Deputy Dean: OH Seok-geun / Director & Director of Busan Film Commission / Korea
Director OH Seok-geun debuted with the feature
Directing Mentor: Anthony CHEN / Director / Singapore
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
The 20th Busan International Film Festival will be held
October 1 (Thu) – 10 (Sat), 2015