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Subject Busan Asian Film School is recruiting fellows for the 2023 International Film Business Academy
Administrator AFiS Date 2022-09-13 Hits 12772
International Film Business Academy, Busan Asian Film School

Call for Applications for 2023 Admission



Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) is recruiting fellows for the 2023 International Film Business Academy. 

The program was divided into two courses, Online Program in the first half of year and Intensive Program in the second half of year due to the COVID-19 from 2021 and 2022, but from 2023, it will be run as an eight-month continuous course without division in Busan, Korea.

The International Film Business Academy, an educational program specializing in film producing, has been an annual regular course at Busan Asian Film School since it welcomed its very first fellows in 2017. Approximately 20 filmmakers with experience shooting films in Asia will be recruited for the program, which fosters producers via a curriculum that includes development of a feature-length project plus courses on investment, film policy, marketing and distribution, etc.

AFiS projects, developed through the regular course, are attracting attention from numerous distinguished film festivals, with invitations to the Cannes Film Festival's AtelierCinefondation and Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors, and have also won the Bucheon Award at the NAFF project market of Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. Busan Asian Film School is also receiving attention as a new international co-production platform, after “White Building”, a co-produced feature film developed at AFiS won the Best Actor Award at the Orizzonti Competition at Venice Film Festival in 2021.


Anyone interested and passionate in filmmaking is sincerely welcome to apply.



1. Course Description and Number of Admitted Applicants

Course: International Film Business Academy (Producing)

Course length: 8 months from March to November, 2023

(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 13, 2022 - November 16, 2022


Application Period

October 17, 2022 - November 16, 2022


First Screening (documents, portfolio, proposal for

a feature-length narrative film)

November 28, 2022 - December 2, 2022


Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates

December 16, 2022

Website, Direct Contact

Second Screening (interviews)

January 9 - 13, 2023

Conducted Online

Final Announcement of Admission Decisions

January 20, 2023


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 2023. <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 2023 Fellows

A. Tuition fees covered by a full scholarship

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) to non-Korean fellows



5. Application Information


A. Application Period

- Applications will be received from 9 AM on October 17, 2022 to 6 PM on November 16, 2022 (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 2023 Admission (attached).



6. Contact Information

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




1. Application Guide for 2023 Admission

2. List of nations eligible to apply for the International Film Business Academy 2023

3. Form for Recommendation Letter