ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2015 Trainees Recruitment

ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2015 Trainees Recruitment

ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2015 (hereinafter FLY2015), an ASEAN-ROK Co-operation Project and a filmmaking workshop co-organized by Busan Film Commission, National Film Development Corporation Malaysia and Asian Film Commissions Network (hereinafter AFCNet), calls for applications.

FLY2015 seeks to nurture the future leaders of Asian film industry by discovering young, aspiring film talents from the 10 ASEAN countries and Korea, as well as to establish a stable filmmaking infrastructure in the region, which can contribute to future productions of diverse films in Asia. Anyone interested and passionate in filmmaking is sincerely welcome to apply.

I. Overview

  • Title: ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2015
  • Project Description: Short-term filmmaking workshop aiming to discover and nurture young filmtalents in Asia
  • When: 9—22 November, 2015 (14 days)
  • Where: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Hosts: Busan Metropolitan City (Korea), Johor Bahru State Government (Malaysia)
  • Organizers: Busan Film Commission, National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS),Asian Film Commisions Network (AFCNet)
  • Sponsors: ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund
  • Curriculum
  1. Online Pre-production
  2. Intensive Filmmaking Workshop and Exercise for Each Field
  3. Special Lecture
  4. Screenings of the Previous Works by Directing & Cinematography Instructors, followed by Q&A Session
  5. Small-Group Mentoring Session
  6. Production of 2 Short Films

II. Important Dates

  • Announcement for Recruitment: 1 June—20 July, 2015
  • Application Deadline: 20 July, 2015
  • Finalists Announcement: 20 August, 2015
  • Online Pre-production: 1 September—3 November, 2015
  • FLY2015 Project Period: 9—22 November, 2015

III. Qualifications

  • Nationality: One of the 10 ASEAN member nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) or Republic of Korea
  • Born between 1990—1999 (Exceptions can be made depending on different circumstances and talent pool in each country)
  • Experience in making at least 2 short films, documentaries and/or other video works
  • Fluent in English * Official language for FLY2015: English
  • No disqualifications for overseas travel
  • No experience in any of the programs from Busan International Film Festival—Asian Film Academy (AFA)

IV. Application Guidelines

  • Number of Finalists: 22 (2 finalists from each ASEAN member nation and Republic of Korea)
  • Application Method: E-mail Application
  • Depending on your nationality, please submit all the required documents and supporting materials to one of the organizations designated below.
  • Republic of Korea: Busan Film Commission / /
  • Brunei Darussalam: Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports / /
  • Cambodia: Cinema and Cultural Diffusion Department, Ministry of Culture & Fine Arts /
  • Indonesia: Directorate of Film Industry Development, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy / /
  • Lao PDR: Lao CinemaDepartment, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism / /
  • Myanmar: Myanmar Motion Picture Development Department /
  • Philippines: Film Development Council of the Philippines / /
  • Singapore: Media Development Authority (MDA) / /
  • Thailand: Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sport / /
  • Vietnam: Vietnam Cinema Department, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism /
  • /
  • Malaysia (independent method)
  • : 2 Finalists to be selected from the participants of 1st Next New Wave Young Filmmakers Workshop
  • : For inquiries, please contact National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) /
  • Each organization will evaluate the documents and portfolios to select 2 finalists from each country, and will send the list to Busan Film Commission (AFCNet Secretariat)
  • Evaluation Process: Initial Evaluation (documents) → Secondary Evaluation (phone interviews and portfolios) * Each organization may conduct different methods of evaluation.

V. Application Documents

  • Application Form (Click to download)
  • Cover Letter (Click to download)&Video of self-introduction (must be in English, 2-minute max) that include: motivation for application, self-introduction in relation to film work, and career plans in film industry
  • Portfolio: Video files of your past work examples for which you participated as a director, producer, director of cinematography, editor, production designer or sound mixer

* Prescribed forms can be downloaded from AFCNet website, as well as the entry organizations’ websites as specified above.
* All documents are required to be submitted via E-mail (portfolio(s) can be submitted either in the form of DVD(s) or E-mail with a downloadable web link).

VI. Additional Information

  • Airfare, accommodation, meals and all types of education courses will be provided to all the selected trainees.
  • Allthe selected trainees must participate in all thecourses of online pre-production.
  • 1 out of 2 Korean finalists will be a Busan resident.
  • Submitted documents are non-returnable.
  • If an applicant is proven to have made a false statement in the documents, the selection committee may revoke that person’s right to be selectedas the finalist.

VII. Contact
Busan Film Commission (AFCNet Secretariat):

VIII. Forms / Downloads

FLY2015 Application Form (download)

FLY2015 Cover Letter Form

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