|Subject||Announcement of Successful Applicants for 2018 International Film Business Academy|
Announcement of Successful Applicants for
2018 International Film Business Academy
We appreciate the high level of interest and support shown by many people around the world to the recruitment of new fellows for the 2018 International Film Business Academy. The International Film Business Academy is the main course at the Busan Asian Film School, which is devoted to nurturing film talents who will become future leaders in the film industry in Korea, Asia and the rest of the world.
In the fellow recruitment for 2018, we selected 20 successful applicants from 16 countries out of a total 117 candidates from 20 countries. The selection results are as follows.
Commentary on Selection
The Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) has completed its Fellow Recruitment for the 2018 International Film Business Academy, selecting 20 fellows from 16 countries out of a total number of 117 film talents from 20 countries.
Compared to last year, this year’s applications featured more candidates from diverse countries such as Japan, Taiwan, China, Nepal, Pakistan and Yemen. Generally, we can say that most of the applicants were more highly qualified than in the previous year. Among the finalists, there were more producers who have made and distributed commercial feature films in their own countries or participated in international co-production. In addition, some of finalists have experience in studying filmmaking or Korean language in Korea and working on production staff or as a translator in the Korean film industry, so we judges are looking forward their future activities in furthering the mutual exchange of films between Korea and other countries.
In particular, we had a high number of competitive applicants from the Philippines, who had experience in diverse visual contents and a passion for film production. This shows the reserved strength of the cinema of the Philippines combining commercial and independent films. The two selected Filipino finalists are those who have made films which contain introspection on their own land and unique characteristics. As for the other candidates who weren’t selected, we encourage them to reapply in the future after accumulating more experience in film production.
Of course, some of the selected applicants may not yet have any experience in feature filmmaking despite their diverse careers, or may require more study and training because they don’t yet have enough knowledge about the film industries of their own countries. They will have ample opportunities to study the film industry and fimmaking environment of each Asian country more intensely from the perspectives of film producers and develop their own film projects at the 2018 International Film Business Academy.
- Judges -
November 8, 2017
○ Registration for 2018 International Film Business Academy
- Period of registration: December 11 - 22, 2017
- If you do not complete the registration of the course in time, the acceptance will be automatically cancelled.
- Detailed information on registration will be delivered by e-mail.
※ If you need more detailed information, please contact the Education Management division of Busan Asian Film School. (Tel. 82-51-750-3204 / firstname.lastname@example.org).