Starting from 2015, the AFA Academy launches a series of events and activities including the Masterclass Series, Journey to the Fest, Asian Cinerama and Young Film Professionals Program designed to promote, educate, inform and develop knowledge, skills and interest in Asian cinema among industry professionals, young professionals, students and audiences in Asia and beyond. The AFA Academy expresses the increasing global importance and creative strengths of the cinemas of Asia and aims to unite the industries and talents of this fast-growing region.