International Film Business Academy
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OUTLINE OF APPLICATION PROCESS
Program Description and Number of Admitted Application
Program Program Length Admitted applicants
Online International Film Business Academy 3 months (12 weeks) in spring 30 (including 2 Busan residents under Busan quota)
Intensive International Film Business Academy 3 months (13 weeks) in autumn 20 (only graduate from online program can apply)

*Detailed course schedule to be determined
*The number of admitted applicants is subject to change depending on the pool of applicants.

Application & Selection Process for Online International Film Business Academy
Process Note
Application Period Website
First Screening (documents, portfolio, project proposal)
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates Website, Direct Contact
Second Screening (Interviews) Conducted Online
Final Announcement of Admission Decisions Website, Direct Contact

*Detailed schedule to be determined

Qualifications
A. Must have U.N.-defined “Asian” nationality or Taiwanese Nationality
- Please refer to the list of nations eligible to apply for the International Film Business Academy 2022. <Appendix 1>
B. There are no restrictions based on academic qualifications or age. Korean men must show proof of completion or exemption of mandatory military service
C. Must be competent in English (all coursework will be conducted in English)
Benefits Provided to Admitted Fellows (tentative)
A. Tuition fees will be covered by a full scholarship
B. Eligibility to apply for Intensive International Film Business Academy will be given.
C. (Only for Intensive Program) Airfare and accommodation in Busan
APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application Period
- will be announced around August of each year
Items to Be Submitted
1) Online application
    - Busan Asian Film School website:
    International Film Business Academy -> Processing the Application    http://afis.ac/afis/ifba/applicationEn.do?_menuNo=81
Application Form
* All forms must be completed in English.
1. Application form
2. Personal statement (500 words or less)
3. Statement of purpose (500 words or less)
4. Summary of work experience (500 words or less)
* Please focus on experience related to film production or the film business
5. Portfolio introduction (500 words or less)
* Portfolio: Up to 2 works that can show the applicant’s potential as a film producer. Short or feature films, videos, novels, photographs, academic theses, etc are all acceptable.
* If submitting a video file, please submit works which contain the applicant’s name in the end credits, whether it be in film, TV, web content or exhibited work. For video portfolios, provide online links to Youtube, Vimeo, etc. (if applicable)
6. Self-introduction video (2 minutes or less)
* Provide online links to Youtube, Vimeo, etc.
7. Project proposal for a feature-length narrative film
- Logline (50 words or less)
- Development idea (background, concept, intent, etc.) (300 words or less)
- Synopsis (400 words or less)
- Financing plan (250 words or less)
Documents Package
* Compress all documents into a zip file and name it ‘Name_Nationality’ ex) Kimafis_Korea.zip
* If documents are written in languages other than English or Korean, they must be translated to English or Korean before submission.
Documents to be submitted
1. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport
2. Applicant’s completed academic degree, certificate of expected graduation in 2022, or proof of enrollment
3. Applicant’s curriculum vitae (in any format)
4. Recommendation letter (form attached) from a person directly related to or working in the film industry (this may include members of AFCNet)
5. Portfolio
6. Certificate of Working Experience (Optional)
Additional documents for Korean Applicants
1. Abstract of Resident Registration (* 주민등록초본)
- Korean males must submit a copy confirming the completion or exemption of military service.
- Any changes of residency must be indicated
- Copies must be dated within 3 months of application period.
Cautionary Remarks
- Applicants should be sure to read all instructions thoroughly and submit the completed online application before the deadline. The applicant will be responsible for any misunderstanding or mistakes in the application process.
- Any statements or documents which are found to have been forged, altered or knowingly falsified will result in the cancellation of admission to the program. Any resulting financial burden must be paid in full by the applicant.
- After receiving applications, no forms or submissions will be returned to the applicant.
- No scores will be revealed during the application process.
- Any further issues not covered on this form will be determined by the school.
ADMISSIONS PROCESS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTIONS
Outline
A. Applicants who receive the highest scores based on the overall application will be selected.
B. Scores received during the first round of screening will not affect the scores of the second round.
C. Busan Asian Film School will not select applicants whose total score fails to meet internal standards, regardless of entrance quotas.
Distribution of Points
First Screening Application evaluation 50 points
Portfolio evaluation 30 points
Evaluation for the project proposal 20 points
Second Screening Interview 100 points
Please forward any queries regarding curriculum, admissions, etc. to contact@afis.ac
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