Asian Film Academy
A Talent Incubator for Young Asian Filmmakers
Asian Film Academy (AFA) is an educational program hosted by Busan International Film Festival, Busan Film Commission and GKL Foundation to foster young Asian talents and build their networks throughout Asia. Over the past 14 years, 338 alumni from 32 countries have been standing out in filmmaking field all over the Asia and in the prestigious festivals throughout the world.
In previous year, world-renowned directors of our contemporaries, such as Béla Tarr, Jia Zhangke, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Lee Chang-dong, Kore-eda Hirokazu and Lou Ye took on the role of AFA Dean shared their great film experiences with AFA fellows.
The promising fellows from all over Asia will participate in various AFA programs, including short
film production, workshops, and special lectures. The two short films completed by the fellows will be
officially presented at the 24th Busan International Film Festival. While participating in the programs,
the fellows will rediscover themselves and share their passion towards films which goes far beyond
the differences in their experiences and cultural backgrounds.