Student Visit to the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival
May 25, 2018 |  Tokyo, Japan


DEADLINE: June 26, 2018 (Tuesday), Hong Kong time 5:30pm

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Festival Period: October 25 - November 3, 2018

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy), with the support of Create Hong Kong and the Film Development Fund fo the Hong Kong SAR Government and in association with one of its Founding Organizations, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), will organize a Student Visit, titled Journey to the Fest, to the TIFF and its associated market TIFFCOM in Tokyo, Japan between October 25 and November 3, 2018. 

This gives Hong Kong film, media and humanities students the opportunity to develop their skills and enrich their outlook and experience through visiting an international film festival and networking with their peers and professionals from around the world. Students on the Visit will participate in the festival events, talks, attend networking events and watch films. The student group will be led by AFA Academy staff and comprise 12 to 16 students chosen by application and nomination.


- Hong Kong Permanent Resident aged 18 years and above

- Students in their second year of undergraduate study onwards may apply. 

  Postgraduate students are welcome but have attained an undergraduate degree within the past two years

- Demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a career in the film or media industries

The AFA Academy will cover the following costs of successful applicants:

- Round-trip economy-class air tickets from Hong Kong to Tokyo; and

- Accommodation in Tokyo during the Student Visit

For inquiries, please contact +852 3195 0600 or

Application Guidelines and Form can be downloaded below:

Application Guidelines

Download the Application Form