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ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2023

Trainees Recruitment


ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2023 (hereinafter FLY2023), an ASEAN-ROK Co-operation Project and a filmmaking workshop co-organized by Busan Film Commission, Vietnam Cinema Department and Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet), calls for applications.

FLY2023 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: FLY2023
○ Project Description: Short-term filmmaking workshop aiming to discover and nurture young film talents in Asia
○ When: November 1 - November 14, 2023 (14 days)
○ Where: Da Lat, Vietnam
○ Hosts: Busan Metropolitan City (Republic of Korea), Vietnam Cinema Department (Vietnam)

○ Organizers: Busan Film Commission, Vietnam Cinema Department, Asian Film Commissions Network

○ Sponsor: ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund

○ Cooperation: Busan International Film Festival-Asian Film Academy, Aputure Imaging Industries

○ Curriculum

- 8-Week Online Pre-production
- Intensive Filmmaking Workshop and Exercise
- Special Lecture
- Screenings with Instructors, followed by Q&A Session
- Small-Group Mentoring Session
- Production of 2 Short Films


II. Important Dates
○ Announcement for Recruitment: June 12 – July 7, 2023
○ Application Deadline: June 26 – July 7, 2023
○ Finalists Selection Deadline: July 24, 2023
○ Finalists Announcement: July 31, 2023
○ Online Pre-production: August 1 - September 24, 2023
○ FLY2023 Project Period: November 1 - November 14, 2023



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 1997-2004 (
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 FLY2023: English
○ No disqualifications for overseas travel
○ No experience in any of the programs from Busan International Film Festival-Asian Film Academy (BAFA)



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 / www.bfc.or.kr / fly@filmbusan.kr
- Brunei Darussalam: Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry / www.aiti.gov.bn / nurulhuda.sulaiman@aiti.gov.bn
- Cambodia: Cambodia Film Commission / cambodia-cfc.org/ / sachada.borey@cambodia-cfc.org
- Indonesia: Directorate of Film, Music, and Media, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology / kebudayaan.kemdikbud.go.id /
- Lao PDR: Lao Cinema Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism / www.doc.gov.la / nakhonebounmy@yahoo.com
- Myanmar: Motion Picture Development Branch Office, Information and Public Relations Department, Ministry of Information / mmpe.myanmar@gmail.com
- Philippines: Film Development Council of the Philippines / www.fdcp.ph / projectlab@fdcp.ph

- Thailand: Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sport / https://tfo.dot.go.th / film@tfo.dot.go.th
- Vietnam: Vietnam Cinema Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism / www.cucdienanh.vn / cucdienanh@fpt.vn

- Malaysia: National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) / radzuan@finas.my
- Singapore: Singapore Film Commission (SFC) / https://www.imda.gov.sg/sfc / SFC@imda.gov.sg


○ 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).
○ Busan Film Commission will send the list to SOMRI for the final approval
○ Evaluation Process: Initial Evaluation (Documents) → Secondary Evaluation (Phone interviews and Portfolios) * Each organization may conduct different methods of evaluation.



V. Required Documents for Application
○ Application Form (Attached)
○ Cover Letter (Attached) & Video of self-introduction (must be in English, 1-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, cinematographer, editor, production designer or sound recorder/mixer
* Prescribed forms can be downloaded from FLY2023 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 in the form of 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.
○ All the selected trainees must participate in all the courses 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 selected as the finalist.



VII. Contact
Busan Film Commission (AFCNet Secretariat): fly@filmbusan.kr


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