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Subject Busan Asian Film School is recruiting fellows for the 2024 International Film Business Academy
Administrator AFiS Date 2023-09-18 Hits 6014



International Film Business Academy, Busan Asian Film School

Call for Applications for 2024 Admission



Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) is recruiting fellows for the 2024 International Film Business Academy (IFBA).


The International Film Business Academy, a specialized educational program focusing on film producing, has been a regular annual course at Busan Asian Film School since it welcomed its very first fellows in 2017. Approximately 20 filmmakers with prior experience in filming throughout Asia will be selected. It offers a curriculum designed to foster producers, which includes the development of a feature-length project, along with lectures covering topics on investment, film policy, marketing and distribution, and more.


Feature films like ‘Rapture’(2023), which received an invitation to a competition section of 76th Locarno Film Festival, and ‘White Building’(2021), selected for the 78th Venice Film Festival were developed through the IFBA programs. These tangible outcomes underscore the effectiveness of Busan International Film School’s program in fostering producers for international Co-production as a representative institute from Asia.




1. Course Description and Number of Admitted Applicants

Course: International Film Business Academy (Producing)

Course length: 8 months from March to October, 2024

(2 semesters, Including a four-week vacation)

Admitted applicants: 20 (including 2 Busan residents under the Busan quota)

* Detailed course schedule, including start dates, will be announced later.

* The number of admitted applicants is subject to change depending on the pool of applicants.



2. Application & Selection Schedule



Time Period


Open Call for Submissions

September 18, 2023 - November 15, 2023


Application Period

October 16, 2023 - November 15, 2023


First Screening (documents, portfolio, proposal for

a feature-length narrative film)

December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023


Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

December 12, 2023

Website, Direct Contact

Second Screening (interviews)

January 8 - 12, 2024

Conducted Online

Final Announcement of Admission Decisions

January 19, 2024


Direct Contact

*This schedule may be subject to change.




3. 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 2024. <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)



4. Benefits Provided to Admitted 2024 Fellows

A. Tuition fees covered by a full scholarship

Personal Financial Guarantee with Official Bank Statements upon the confirmation of the

final successful applicants (around January or February) is required for the Application for

Certificate of Visa Eligibility (Visa Issuance) process - Approximately USD 3,000 (Minimum)

An additional Personal Financial Guarantee with Korean Bank Account approximately of

USD 2,000 - 3,000 may also be required for Sojourn Extension Process during the second


B. A round-trip airfare provided to non-Korean fellows (details to be given later)

C. Dormitory room provided during the total period of education

(including the vacation)

D. Medical Insurance (Limited coverage and National Health Insurance) to non-Korean

fellows during the total period of education (including the vacation)

Registered foreigners are also obliged to pay National Health Insurance after 6 months of arrival in Korea (approximately USD 100 per month), and AFiS will also cover the

insurance (up to 2 months)



5. Application Information


A. Application Period

- Applications will be received from 9 AM on October 16, 2023 to 6 PM on November 15, 2023 (Korean time).


B. Details for Submission

- Fill out the online application on the AFiS Academy application page at For the last step, attach required documents one by one.

- The online application will be visible during the application period.


C. Items to Be Submitted

Please refer to the Application Guide for 2024 Admission (attached).



6. Contact Information

Please forward any queries regarding curriculum, admissions, housing, etc. to



1. Application Guide for 2024 Admission

2. List of nations eligible to apply for the International Film Business Academy 2024

3. Form for Recommendation Letter