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BIFF and CHANEL partners to launch Asian Film Academy

Apr 19, 2022
  • Writer by Hellen Park
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Applications will be accepted by May 8th



Asian Film Academy(AFA), an educational program of the Busan International Film Festival(BIFF), returns as ‘CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy’ in partnership with Chanel, ending its temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Asian Film Academy, designed to discover the emerging generation of Asian filmmakers and catalyze diverse networks among young talents, now has 363 alumni from 32 countries since 2005. For the past 17 years, the ‘Asian Film Academy’ has been well received by participants as a global educational program to learn the practice and philosophy of filmmaking under the guidance of world-renowned directors and instructors. Its alumni have been recognized for their excellence in the film industry around the world and at the world’s prestigious film festivals.


This support for the Asian film industry, Chanel is also supporting outstanding filmmakers around the world through international programs and this support of the Asian Film Academy, an educational program of the BIFF will play a key role in discovering and nurturing cinema talents in Asia.


‘2022 CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy’ seeks to provide more educational opportunities to Asian female filmmakers and revamp the overall curriculum to provide more creative programs to fellows. By strengthening the mentoring and scholarships program, it plans to actively support fellows to explore various careers and continue networking even after graduating from the academy. 


Asian Film Academy will select approximately 20 young filmmakers from different Asian countries to participate in the program that includes film production, workshops, mentoring and masterclasses. The completed short films by the fellows will be officially screened at the Busan International Film Festival.


Applications will be accepted by May 8th and the program will be held from September 27th to October 14th.

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