About BAFA


‘Asian Film Academy’, an educational program of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), returns as ’CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy’ in partnership with CHANEL in 2022, ending its temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Asian Film Academy’,
designed to discover the emerging generation of Asian filmmakers and catalyze diverse networks among young talents, now has 407 alumni from 35 countries since 2005. For the past years, the ‘Asian Film Academy’
has been well received by participants as a global educational program
to learn the practice and philosophy of filmmaking under the guidance
of world-renowned directors and instructors. Its alumni have been recognized for their excellence in the film industry around the world
and at the world’s prestigious film festivals.
With the support of CHANEL, ‘CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy’
has a solid foundation and the driving force for educating young promising Asian talents in a broader and more innovative way. By strengthening the mentoring and scholarships program, it plans to actively support fellows to explore various careers and continue networking even after graduating from the academy. To continue its legacy, ‘CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy’ seeks to be the most enterprising and essential film education program in Asia.