Busan International Film Festival ‘BIFF Academy’ holds Short Film Project Contest

Published : Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 3:38 pm
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Busan International Film Festival’s BIFF Academy and 37th Degree, a global moving images production company, together present Short Film Project Contest for Asian filmmakers to submit short film projects until September 7th (Mon).

Established in 2019, BIFF Academy efficiently manages and operates the Busan International Film Festival’s educational and support programs for Asian filmmakers, including Asian Cinema Fund (ACF), Asian Film Academy (AFA), and Asian Project Market (APM). The BIFF Academy plans to provide practical and high-quality educational and support programs by developing existing programs as sustainable programs as well as launch diverse new programs.

Under the slogan ‘Reboot Your Creativity’, the short film contest aims to encourage Korean and Asian filmmakers' creative activities in these unprecedented times. The contest is expected to open new opportunities and reinvigorate the creative spirit of Asian filmmakers despite the temporarily closing of this year’s ACF and AFA due to restructuring plans for existing programs and the COVID-19 outbreak.

The co-organizer of the contest, 37th Degree, is a production company with offices in Seoul, New York and Milan, providing production services for films, videos and commercials around the world as well as producing its own films and multimedia projects. A total of 20 million KRW was committed for production support which will be granted to selected projects depending on the project’s production status. Starting with this year’s collaboration, 37th Degree will join the BIFF Academy in finding various ways to nurture and support Asian filmmakers.

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