The eleventh edition of the Asian Film Academy in Busan hosted workshops and lectures on the cinematography art led by Jerzy Zieliński.
Zieliński was not the first Polish artist to teach at the AFA in Busan. In previous years lectures for young Asian filmmakers had been delivered by, among others, film director Krzysztof Zanussi and cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski.
Jerzy Zieliński also participated in the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) held at the same time, where his directorial debut King of Life was presented as part of the World Cinema showcase. It was the official international premiere of the film starring, among others, Robert Więckiewicz, Jerzy Trela and Jan Peszek. In Poland, the film was released on 25th September, 2015.
Asian Film Academy (AFA) accompanying Busan International Film Festival is an educational program, gathering young filmmakers from all over Asia, who meet in Busan to attend classes conducted by internationally recognized film directors and cinematographers. During the ten years since its establishing, 241 young filmmakers from 29 countries graduated from the AFA and among the Academy's lecturers were: Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan), Im Kwon-taek (Korea) Lee Chang-dong (Korea), Hou Hsiao Hsien (Taiwan), Jia Zhangke (China), Bela Tarr (Hungary) and Song Il-gon (Korea).
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), one of the three most important film festivals in Asia, is held continuously since 1995. The event, annually attracting crowds of young fans, aims mainly at promoting young filmmakers. Since 2011, the festival has been taking place in a newly built, modern Busan Cinema Center, occupying an area of 30,000 m2, with five cinema halls, including an outdoor theatre with an auditorium for 4,000 spectators. 2015 marked the twentieth anniversary of the festival.
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