Korean Edition
Newsletter Vol.2  |  9 August 2019
The 24th Busan International Film Festival opened registration for VR Cinema Submission. In hopes of strengthening its position in the center of the new movie trends of the century, BIFF co-hosted with Barunson Ltd. is now counting on more fresh and various contents until August 31.
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The Asian Film Academy (AFA), an educational program for fostering young Asian filmmakers and a platform for building a professional network, is now on lead with the proud 24 fellows supported by 3 faculty members.

This year’s 15 edition has set a new record for the number of applications received with 392 candidates from 33 countries. This proved a continuously growing interest in the Asian Film loved by many. Mouly Surya (directing mentor), Karina Kleszczewska (cinematography mentor), and Kim Young-Ro (cinematography mentor) will lead the final troop of 24 from September 26 to October 13 for 18 days at the AFA.
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Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund 2017 Project About Love directed by Archana Phadke has won New Talent Award at Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2019 (Sheffield Doc/Fest).

Winning New Talent Award 2019, About Love was well received by jury that “(they) were impressed by its immerse quality and its insightful depiction of a family grappling with changing cultural values.” New Talent Award is given to promising director(s) with original perspectives to nurture new documentary talent.

Debuted with feature documentary About Love, Phadke depicted 4 generations of the Phadke family living in one building. In director’s note, she said “this film is to find my own place in society and to find the answers to all the questions I’ve had with my upbringings for the role of a woman in an Indian household. This will be a research into the unique impediments women face in routines that have been setup over centuries.”
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