FLY Workshop

FLY2017

Film Leaders Incubator

 

 

This is the 6th year that we present the ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator, a talent-development program for potential leaders of Asian cinema. After holding previous programs in Davao, Philippines (2012), Hua Hin, Thailand (2013), Yangon, Myanmar (2014), Johor Barhu, Malaysia (2015) and Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2016), we are pleased to present this 2 week-event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. During the last 5 editions of FLY, a total of 113 filmmakers from Korea & the ASEAN region have taken part, developing their capabilities and dreams in filmmaking.

The Busan Film Commission (BFC) has not only made an effort to continue hosting this event every year, but it has also sought other ways to build on these results.

Firstly we established the Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) last year and selected its first 20 fellows, including a FLY alumnus from Lao PDR, for its one-year main course titled the International Film Business Academy. The 2017 International Film Business Academy ran from March to October this year and graduated its first 20 alumni, who will work as active film professionals and devote themselves to filmmaking and developing their countries’ film industries.

Secondly, in October, we hosted the FLY Film Festival in Busan, commemorating the 2017 ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year. The festival consisted of 10 short films produced during the last five editions of the FLY program, as well as films made by FLY alumni. The festival was an opportunity for networking where 20 active filmmakers among the FLY alumni was invited to share their experiences as filmmakers and provide information on each country’s film industry. It also served as a special event to show the fruits of the FLY project itself.

FLY2017 is co-organized by the Busan Film Commission (BFC) – Busan Asian Film School (AFiS), the Association of Indonesian Film Producers (APROFI), Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF), and the Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet). The 2 short films which will be made at FLY2017 will be screened at the official program of JAFF, which is the most prestigious film festival in Indonesia. This shows how much awareness of the FLY project has raised in the ASEAN region.

Located near Borobudur Temple, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Yogyakarta is a historic city of Culture and Art. It resembles the status of Busan in Korea. We would like to express our deep appreciation to the ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund, Busan Metropolitan City and Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) for supporting FLY2017.

Choi Yoon
Director, Busan Film Commission (BFC)
Director, Busan Asian Film School (AFiS)
President, Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet)

Tahun adalah keenam kalinya kami mempersembahkan ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator, sebuah program pengembangan bakat untuk para calon pemimpin perfilman Asia. Setelah menyelenggarakan program ini di Davao, Filipina (2012), Hua Hin, Thailand (2013), Yangon, Myanmar (2014), Johor Bahru, Malaysia (2015), dan Phnom Penh, Kamboja (2016), kini kami dengan gembira hadir selama dua minggu di Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Selama lima kali penyelenggaraan FLY, 113 sineas dari Korea Selatan dan wilayah ASEAN telah bergabung untuk mengembangkan kemampuan dan mencapai mimpi dalam pembuatan film.

Busan Film Commission (BFC) tidak hanya berupaya menggelar acara ini setiap tahunnya, namun juga terus mencari berbagai cara untuk menindaklanjuti hasilnya.

Pertama, tahun lalu kami mendirikan Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) dan menyeleksi 20 murid pertama, salah satunya alumnus FLY dari Lao PDR, yang mengikuti kursus satu tahun di International Film Business Academy. International Film Business Academy 2017 berlangsung sejak Maret hingga Oktober dan meluluskan 20 alumni pertamanya yang akan berkarya sebagai pelaku film profesional serta mendedikasikan diri pada perfilman dan mengembangkan industri perfilman di negaranya.

Kedua, pada bulan Oktober, kami menyelenggarakan FLY Film Festival di Busan sebagai peringatan 2017 ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year. Festival ini menyertakan 10 film pendek yang telah diproduksi sepanjang lima tahun penyelenggaraan program FLY, serta film-film hasil karya alumni FLY. Momen ini adalah peluang berjejaring yang mengundang 20 sineas aktif dari alumni FLY untuk berbagi pengalaman sebagai pembuat film dan kisah industri film di negara masing-masing. Festival ini juga menjadi ajang untuk memamerkan hasil dari proyek FLY itu sendiri.

FLY2017 diselenggarakan bersama oleh Busan Film Commission (BFC)—Busan Asian Film School (AFiS), Asosiasi Produser Film Indonesia (APROFI), Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF), dan Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet). Dua film pendek yang dibuat selama FLY2017 akan diputar dalam program resmi JAFF, festival film Asia paling bergengsi di Indonesia. Kerja sama ini menunjukkan bahwa proyek FLY telah mulai dikenal dan diapresiasi di wilayah ASEAN.

Berlokasi dekat Candi Borobudur—salah satu Situs Warisan Dunia UNESCO, Yogyakarta adalah kota seni dan budaya yang bersejarah. Statusnya serupa Busan di Korea. Kami ingin mengucapkan apresiasi terdalam untuk ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund, Busan Metropolitan City, dan Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia (Bekraf) yang telah mendukung FLY 2017.

Choi Yoon
Direktur Busan Film Commission (BFC)
Direktur Busan Asian Film School (AFiS)
Presiden Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet)