Call for Entry

Asian Film Academy – Call for Entry 2022

The new Chanel x BIFF Asian Film Academy is calling for applications until May 8, 2022 (18:00 KST). AFA will select approximately 20 emerging filmmakers from different Asian countries to participate in the program that includes short film production, workshops, mentoring and masterclasses.

About AFA:
AFA is 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.

– Must be UN defined Asian nationality and overseas Korean (Age 18 or older) seeking one’s dream and future in cinema.
– Must have experience in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design or sound at least two short films.
– Can communicate in English.
– Must submit all required documents and supporting materials on time.
– Can attend all sessions including online pre-production.
– Has never attend AFA before.

Application Materials (all documents should be in English)
– Application Form
– Personal Statement; Introduction of yourself in relation to film work, the reason why you wish to attend the program, and your future plans in film work.
– A Letter of Recommendation with the recommender’s contact information & signature.
– Portfolio (downloadable file(s)). Must have English subtitle, if its dialogue is not in English. Accepted video film formats: AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPEG-2, or WMV.
Note: If you choose to upload a .MOV file, make sure that it is not using the Apple ProRes compression. We do not support reading Apple ProRes files or raw camera formats like ARRI and RED at this time. In case of a film over 40 min in length, please make it a 15 min-clip for submission
– Total running time required is under 40 minutes

Important Dates:
– Application deadline: May 8, 2022 (18:00 KST)
– Final Selection Announcement: Early July
– Submission of Short Film Script: July 22, 2022 (18:00 KST)
– Online Pre-production: August 8 – September 26, 2022
– Program Dates: September 27 – October 14, 2022 (18 days)

For further questions please contact – bafa(at) or visit

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