26 SEP - 13 OCT 2019

Asian Film Academy 2019


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Asian Film Academy

Each year, AFA selects 24 Asian film students or young professionals (AFA calls them fellow) and provide them various programs such as short film productions, masterclasses, and workshops. Also, AFA invites established filmmakers as their directing and cinematography mentor. AFA mentors basically guide fellows through production of a short film (from pre to post) sharing his or her filmmaking experience, passion and wisdom with them during the whole period of AFA.

AFA 2019 Overview

  • Official Title: Asian Film Academy 2019
  • Dates: September 26 – October 13 2019
  • Where: Busan, Republic of Korea
  • Hosts: Busan International Film Festival, Busan Film Commission, GKL Foundation
  • Programs: Short Film Production, Workshop & Mentoring, Special Lectures, AFA & MPA Film Workshop etc.

Call for Applications for AFA fellows

Asian Film Academy, a Talent Incubator for Young Asian Filmmakers, calls for applications in April every year. Young Asian and Korean filmmakers who are interested in film education and international co-production welcome to apply.

How to Apply?

Please read carefully Application Guidelines first and submit Online Application Form by the deadline.

Assignment for Selected Fellows

Right after selection announcement, each 24 selected fellow have to write a script for 10-minutes fiction film and submit it by early August. AFA gives fellows Script Regulations and the deadline in mid-July. AFA team and mentors review collected scripts and pick the final two film scripts for making short films during AFA. The two scripts are developed through Online Pre-Production.

Team Division for Short Film Production

One of AFA’s main programs is making short films dividing 24 fellows into two groups. In each group, the fellows will be assigned a role from six majors: 1 producing, 4 directing, 4 cinematography, 1 sound, 1 editing, and 1 production design. The team division is announced with the script result in mid-August.