26 SEP - 13 OCT 2019

Asian Film Academy 2019

Application Guidelines

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Important Dates for AFA 2019

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Screening Application: by mid-June, 2019
  • Final Interview: between late-June and early-July, 2019
  • Fellow Selection Announcement: mid-July, 2019
  • Collecting scripts from each selected fellow: by early August
  • Announcement for Final Two Scripts & Team Division: in mid-August
  • Online Pre-Production: August 26 – September 25, 2019
  • AFA 2019 Program: September 26 – October 13, 2019

2019 Application Guidelines

April 30, 2019 (5:00 pm, GMT+9)
  • The application form and any additional documents for submission must be in English.
  • Only completed online applications including required submission material submitted by the deadline are reviewed.
  • Who has U.N. defined Asian nationality (Age 18 or older) seeking one's dream and future in cinema
  • More details for the nationality, please refer to FAQ
  • Who has experience in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design or sound at least two short films
  • Who can communicate in English
  • Who can attend online pre-production and AFA 2019 program in Busan, Korea during the entire period.
  • Who has never attended AFA before
Required Materials
1. Online Application Form
  • Personal Statementabout 750 words
  • Scanned file for Letter of Recommendationfree-form/optional

2. Portfolio

  • Must be submitted via online link that is accessible for up to 3 months after the deadline.DVDs are not accepted.
  • Choose up to three films of your previous works.
  • Portfolio works, if not in English, should have English subtitles.
  • Feature or short-length films are available. No limit on running time
Benefits for Selected Applicants
  • 24 Fellows will be officially invited to AFA.
  • A round-trip ticket provided
  • Accommodation and meal provided
  • No additional entry fee
How to Apply
  • Access the Online Application Form by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Fill in all the required fields in the Form and attach all required and any additional documents for review.
Selection Process
  • Incomplete applications that do not satisfy the listed criteria for eligibility or follow the stated rules may be excluded from consideration without any prior notice.
  • All notifications will be made exclusively through e-mails. Please make sure that the e-mail addresses provided in the application form are correct.
Screening Schedule
  • In late June: The result of the application screening will be notified individually via e-mail.
  • In early July: Only those who pass the application screening will have a final interview in English.
  • In mid-July: Final selections to be announced individually

Online Application Form