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Asian Film Academy 2019
[AFA 2016] Announce Its dean, mentors, and fellows|
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Asian Film Academy (AFA) announcing
Its dean, mentors, and fellows
▶Taiwan’s prominent director Tsai Ming Liang will join Busan as a Dean of AFA
Tsai Ming Liang, a world renowned director of Taiwan’s cinematic new wave and one of the leading filmmakers in Asia will come to Busan to be this year’s dean of AFA. Tsai who has been a frequent guest to Busan International Film Festival will share his visions and experiences in cinema with 24 selected fellows for this year’s AFA. It will be a great opportunity for young Asian filmmakers to learn about his world of cinema.
Along with AFA’s new dean Tsai Ming Liang, director Vimukthi Jayasundara of Sri Lanka will join as a directing mentor while the established Polish cinematographer, Bogumil Godfrejow as a cinematography mentor for AFA 2016. Vimukthi Jayasundara, whose films were invited to many prestigious festivals like Cannes and Venice is globally acknowledged for his films with individuality. Bogumil Godfrejow, is an eminent filmmaker and one of the most representative cinematographers in Poland. The two mentors will also share their prolific experiences with the young filmmakers in AFA.
▶ 24 fellows from 16 countries confirmed
Asian Film Academy (AFA) has been distinguished academic programs producing 265 fellows from 29 Asian nations over the last 11 years. This year, 338 young filmmakers from 31 nations applied and 24 young filmmakers from 16 different countries are selected including Abdul Zainidi, first one ever to be an AFA fellow from Brunei.
The fellows will participate in various programs such as workshops and lectures. Also, they will be divided into two groups and the fellows in each group will collaborate to complete a short film which will be screened at the end of the 21st Busan International Film Festival. This year’s AFA will take place from Sep 29th to Oct 16th. Visit the website (http://afa.biff.kr/) for further details.
○ 2016 Asian Film Academy_Fellows
Joy RAHAT RAHMAN
CHU Hoi Ying
LIM Ying Xian
CHENG Thim Kian
Dikesh KHADGI SHAHI
Anna Francesca Che ESPIRITU
Marvene Rom C. MUNDA
※ Faculty Profiles
∙ Dean: Tsai Ming Liang_ Director/Taiwan
Tsai Ming Liang was born in Kuching, Malaysia. He studied film and drama at the Chinese Culture University. His film Vive LAmour (1994) won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival in 1994, and he also won the Berlin Silver Bear for his film, The Wayward Cloud (2005) in 2005. In 2009, his 10th film, Face (2009) was selected for competition at Cannes. His films included The Hole (1998), Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003), I Dont Want To Sleep Alone (2006), and Stray Dogs (2013). Director Tsai, who had also received an award called, The Asian Filmmaker of the Year in BIFF 2010, is flourishing as a moviemaker and as a true artist of the 21th century.
∙ Directing Mentor: Vimukthi Jayasundara _ Director/Sri Lanka
Vimukthi Jayasundara was selected in 2003 by the Cinefoundation of the Cannes Film Festival to participate in their residency program. His directorial debut, The Forsaken Land (2005) won the Camera d’or at Cannes in 2005. Between Two Worlds (2009), his second film, was selected for the International Competition at the Venice International Film Festival in 2009, while one of his other works Mushrooms (2011) was screened in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes in 2011.
∙ Cinematography Mentor: Bogumil Godfrejow _ Director of Cinematography/Poland
Bogumil Godfrejow was born in Cracow/Poland, and graduated Secondary Art School in Cracow and Polish National Film School. He is best known as the cinematographer of Director Hans Christian Schmid’s Distant Lights (2003), Requiem (2006), Storm (2009), and The Wondrous World of Laundry(2009). He was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Cinematographer in 2003 for Distant Light (2003), and furthermore, he was awarded the Bronze Camera 300 at the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers”. Additionally, he was selected as a nominee for the New Zealand Film Awards Best Cinematography in a Feature Film in 2009 for The Strength of Water (2009). Some of his other famous works include:Breakpoint (2001), Torn (2004), and Taste of Light (2005)
21st Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 6 (Thu) to October 15 (Sat) 2016