22nd Busan International Film Festival

Date: 12 – 21 October 2017

Location: Busan

Partners: Busan International Film Festival

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy), with the support of Create Hong Kong and the Film Development Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government and in association with one of its Founding Organizations, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), had organize a Student Visit, titled Journey to the Fest, to the BIFF and its associated Asian Project Market (APM) in Busan, South Korea between October 12 and 21, 2017.

Main Events included:

Screenings and After-Screening Discussions with Filmmakers

Every student has watched around 10 films of different genres and from different countries.

Korea-China Script Forum

Speakers: Jeong Young Beom, Doe Sung Hee, Tian Bo, Xi Lin

Festival Opening and Red Carpet Events

Venue: BIFF Theater, Busan Cinema Center

Oliver Stone Master Class

Visit Busan Museum of Movies

Meet the Talents: Lee Jungjin

Interview – Jonathan Li

Filmmaker’s Talk: Jia Zhangke of 2017 vs. Jia Zhangke of 1997

Open Talk with Moon Sori, Miho Nakayama, JANG Dong gun

Short tour to BIFF Hill and Villages

Other Journey to the Fest
Tokyo The Journey to the Fest student visit has returned to Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) after a five-year hiatus. Students enjoyed chance to exchange ideas with film students and film talents from different Asian countries and regions.
Singapore During SGIFF, students visited film-related institutions to gain understanding and experience of filmmaking history and culture in Singapore.
Tokyo The programme gives Hong Kong students the opportunity to develop their skills and enrich their outlook and experience through the visit to an TIFF.
Busan The Asian Film Awards Academy has organize a Student Visit in Busan, South Korea again!
Taipei Asian Film Awards Academy had leaded a seven-day Student Visit to the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in 2016.
Busan 12 students from Hong Kong tertiary institutions visited the 20th Busan International Film Festival to develop their skills and enrich their outlook.

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