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30 Apr 2023

CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy 2023

CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy calls for applications from emerging filmmakers from Asia to participate in the education programme, online and in Busan, Korea, 9 July to 13 October 2023. 

The programme includes short film production, workshops, mentoring and masterclasses. The completed short films by the fellows will be officially screened at the Busan International Film Festival, 4–13 October 2023. 

Key dates: 

Short Film Script Submission: 9 July 2023

Online Pre-Production: 17 July – 23 September 2023

Programme Dates: 24 September – 13 October 2023 

The programme: 

Fellows will make 2 short films during the programme. Among 20 short film scripts submitted by the fellows, 2 are selected to be produced and screened at the Busan International Film Festival 2023. Divided into two teams, the fellows in each team go through a collaborative filmmaking process from script development to the post-production with the support of mentors, instructors, and professional crew.

In addition, there will be workshops and mentoring with experts from various filmmaking fields, faculty film screenings, a MPA-BAFA Film Workshop: Bridge to Hollywood to help participants develop thier pitches, CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy Network event allows for the current fellows to meet with alumni and a graduation with short film screening. 


  • Has Asian nationality or is a Korean overseas, over 18 
  • Has experience in directing, producing, cinematography, editing, production design or sound at least 2 short films
  • Can communicate in English
  • Can attend all sessions including online pre-production 
  • Has never attended Asian Film Academy / CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy before

The cost for travelling within Asia, accommodation, meals, equipment will be provided to all selected fellows.

CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy application guidelines

Deadline: 30 April 2023