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ASEAN-ROK Film Leader Incubator: FLY2016 Trainees Recruitment


Young Cambodian filmmakers are among talents from ASEAN countries and Korea urged to hand in their applications for the ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2016 filmmaking training workshop to be held in Cambodia, late 2016.

The FLY 2016 is co-organizes by the Cambodia Film Commissions and the Busan Film Commissions and the Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet), supported by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia and the Busan Metropolitan City of Republic of Korea.

It seeks to nurture the future leaders of the Asian film industry by discovering young aspiring film talents from the 10 ASEAN countries and Korea, as well as to establish a stable filmmaking infrastructure in the region which can contribute to future productions of diverse films in Asia.

  1. Overview
    • Title: ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2016
    • When: October 31 – November 13, 2016 (14 Days)
    • Where: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Host: Busan Metropolitan City, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia (to be confirmed)
    • Organizers: Busan Film Commission, Cambodia Film Commission, Asian Film Commission Network, Busan Asian School
    • Sponsors: ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund
    • Curriculum:
      • 8-Week online pre-production
      • Intensive filmmaking workshop and exercise
      • Special lecture
      • Screening with instructors, followed by Q&A session
      • Small group mentoring session
      • Production of 2 short films
  1. Important Dates
    • Announcement for Recruitment: June 1st – July 30th, 2016
    • Application Period: July 15th – July 30th, 2016
    • Application Deadline: July 30th, 2016
    • Finalists Announcement: August 19th, 2016
    • 8-Week Online Pre-production: August 29th – October 23rd, 2016
    • FLY2016 Project Period: October 31st – November 13th, 2016
  2. Qualifications
    • Nationality: One of the 10 ASEAN member nations (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) or Republic of Korea
    • Born between 1991—2000 (Exceptions can be made depending on different circumstances and talent pool in each country)
    • Experience in making at least 2 short films, documentaries and/or other video works
    • Fluent in English *Official language for FLY2016: English
    • No disqualifications for overseas travel
    • No experience in any of the programs from Busan International Film Festival—Asian Film Academy (AFA)
  3. Application Guideline
    • Number of Finalists: 22 (2 finalists from each ASEAN member nation and Republic of Korea)
    • Application Method: E-mail Application
    • Depending on your nationality, please submit all the required documents and supporting materials to one of the organizations designated below.
      • Republic of Korea: Busan Film Commission / bfc.or.kr / fly@filmbusan.kr
      • Brunei Darussalam: Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports / kkbs.gov.bn / abdoh.damit@kkbs.gov.bn
      • Cambodia: Cambodia Film Office, Cinema and Cultural Diffusion Department, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts / cambodiafilm.gov.kh / pokborak@yahoo.com (to be confirmed)
      • Indonesia: Film Development Centre, Ministry of Education and Culture (to be confirmed) / indonesiafilm.net / fly@filmbusan.kr
      • Lao PDR: Lao Cinema Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism / doc.gov.la / nakhonebounmy@yahoo.com
      • Myanmar: Motion Picture Development Branch Office, Information and Public Relations Department, Ministry of Information / myanmar@gmail.com
      • Philippines: Film Development Council of the Philippines / fdcp.ph / mikepccp@fdcp.ph
      • Thailand: Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sport / thailandfilmoffice.org / film@thailandfilmoffice.org
      • Vietnam: Vietnam Cinema Department Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism / cucdienanh.vn / cucdienanh@fpt.vn
      • Malaysia (independent method): 2 Finalists to be selected from the participants of the 2nd Next New Wave Young Filmmakers Workshop (For inquiries, please contact National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) / sitionraiysha@finas.my
      • Singapore (independent method): 2 Finalists to be selected from the MDA Media Education Scholarship applicants. (For inquiries, please contact Media Development Authority (MDA)
    • Each organization will evaluate the documents and portfolios to select 2 finalists from each country, and will send the list to Busan Film Commission (AFCNet Secretariat)
    • Evaluation Process: Initial Evaluation (documents) => Secondary Evaluation (pone interviews and portfolios) *Each organization may conduct different method of evaluation
  4. Required Documents
    • Application Form (Click to download)
    • Cover Letter & Video of Self-Introduction (Click to download) (must be in English, 2-minute max) that includes: motivation for application, self-introduction in relation to film work, and career plans in film industry
    • Portfolio: Video files of your past work examples for which you participated as a director, producer, cinematographer, editor, production designer, or sound mixer

* Prescribed forms can be downloaded from AFCNet / FLY 2016 Website, as well as the entry organizations’ websites as specified above

* All documents are required to be submitted via e-mail (portfolio(s) can be submitted either in the form of DVD(s) or e-mail with a downloadable web link)

  1. Additional Information
    • Airfare, accommodation meals and all types of education courses will be provided to all the selected trainees
    • All the selected trainees must participate in all the courses of online pre-production
    • 1 out of 2 Korean finalists will be a Busan resident
    • Submitted documents are non-returnable
    • If an applicant is proven to have made a false statement in the documents, the selection committee may revoke that person’s right be selected as the finalist
  2. Contact

Busan Film Commission (AFCNet Secretariat): fly@filmbusan.kr

FLY2015 Unveils the 22 Finalists from 11 Countries

FLY2015 Unveils the 22 Finalists from 11 Countries

The 4th edition of ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY (hereinafter FLY2015) is excited to announce this year’s finalists. 2 trainees each from the 10 ASEAN member countries and Korea were selected.

FLY2015 Finalists

Country Name
Brunei Amirul Jazli bin Jali
Abdul Khabir Zainidi
Cambodia Hang Sokharo
Van Sidaro
Indonesia Andi Fatimah Azzahra
Waskitha Weninging Galih
Korea Hyunmyung Nam
Hyeonju Lee
Lao PDR Thippahphone Channavong
Sudsada Sengmanephone
Malaysia Sharifah Aleysha binti Syed Zainal Rashid
Koo Xun Zheng
Myanmar Aung Htet
Tin Win Hlaing
Philippines Joseph Vincent Santillan Suarez
Andrei Karoly A. Hernandez
Singapore Du Yunzhen
Lin Junxian
Thailand Verapath Pakayangkul
Nichakorn Nutcharoen
Vietnam Du Ngan Linh
Nguyen Luong Dieu Hang

※The finalists will be contacted individually.

These 22 finalists were selected through a series of evaluations on their film career, English fluency and passion for joining FLY2015. All submitted documents and portfolio films were thoroughly examined by the responsible organizations in 10 ASEAN member countries and Korea.

The finalists will be divided into two groups and each group will produce one short film during FLY2015. Starting from September, the finalists will start online pre-production, through which they will develop their ideas, treatments and screenplays. Composition of both groups will be announced on the soon-to-be-launched official FLY website.

FLY2015 will be held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, for two weeks (November 9 – 22, 2014). The list of the FLY2015 instructors will be unveiled in the near future.

ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2015 Trainees Recruitment


ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2015 (hereinafter FLY2015), an ASEAN-ROK Co-operation Project and a filmmaking workshop co-organized by Busan Film Commission, National Film Development Corporation Malaysia and Asian Film Commissions Network (hereinafter AFCNet), calls for applications.

FLY2015 seeks to nurture the future leaders of Asian film industry by discovering young, aspiring film talents from the 10 ASEAN countries and Korea, as well as to establish a stable filmmaking infrastructure in the region, which can contribute to future productions of diverse films in Asia. Anyone interested and passionate in filmmaking is sincerely welcome to apply.


FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards

The inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.
There is a remarkable structural shift in the world, propelled by economic progress in the developing markets and the advanced reach of the Internet. More connectivity and greater variety of voices in the business, science and arts communities are leading to a new renaissance. The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds are delighted to provide a platform to recognise the people contributing to these markets.


The Emerging Voices Award will be open to passport holders of emerging nations in three categories:
1. Africa and the Middle East: Works of fiction published in English.
2. Asia-Pacific: Films in any language with English subtitles.
3. Latin America and the Caribbean: including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, prints and mixed media.
The judges aim to reward those in each of the eligible art forms whose work shows outstanding talent and in some way furthers understanding of their region.
The longlist for each category will be announced on 5 June 2015. This will be followed by the announcement of three finalists on 7 August 2015 who will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York on 5 October 2015 where category winners will be announced.
The winner in each category will receive a prize award of $40,000 and will also be featured in a post event magazine and videos profiled on ft.com. 


30 January Awards open for submissions
30 April Closing date for submissions
5 June Longlist announced
7 August Finalists announced
5 October Awards ceremony – Winners announced
6 October Magazine published in FT and winners announced on FT.com


FLY2014 Finalists Unveiled

The 3rd edition of ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY (hereinafter FLY2014) recently announced this year’s trainees. 2 trainees each from the 10 ASEAN member countries and Korea were selected.


Successful Candidates

Country     Name
Brunei Mohammad Ariffin bin Haji Metussin
Mohammad Hanifi bin Juffri
Cambodia Khiev Chakriya
Leng Sophek
Indonesia Budiyanto
Luhki Herwanayogi
Korea Kim Hyungyong
Park Taeju
Lao PDR Boutsada Keomoungkhoune
Thanouphet Onmavong
Malaysia Aidyl Abadi bin Anwardi
Mohammad Faiz Emir bin Abdul Aziz
Myanmar Kaung Sint Tha
Saw Yan Naing
Philippines Alexandra Poblete
Camille Teves
Singapore Chen Rong Hua
Low Ser En
Thailand Natdanai Naksuwarn
Nattachai Jiraanont
Vietnam Mai Thi Bup
Pham Thanh Tan


The twenty two finalists were selected through a few evaluations on their film career, English fluency and their passion for joining the program. All submitted documents and portfolio films were thoroughly examined by selection organizations in each of the eleven countries.

The finalists will be divided into two groups and each group will produce one short film during FLY2014 for which they will soon start online pre-production where they will develop their ideas, treatment and scripts. Composition of both groups will be uploaded on the official FLY website which will soon be launched.

FLY2014 will be held in Yangon, Myanmar for two weeks from 10 November, 2014. The list of the instructors will be unveiled shortly.

Preah Vihear Temple

Preah Vihear Temple is an ancient Hindu temple built during the reign of the Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the temple is in Cambodia.

Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire’s spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand’s Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Preah Monivong National Park

Preah Monivong National Park is a national park in southern Cambodia. The main attraction of the park is Bokor Hill Station. The park is one of only two Cambodian ASEAN Heritage Parks.
It is also known as Phnom Bokor National Park and Bokor National Park.


Virachey National Park

Virachey National Park is a national park in north-eastern Cambodia. Although partly protecting flora and fauna of international conservation priority, the park is under serious threat from illegal logging in the region.

The park is one of only two Cambodian ASEAN Heritage Parks  and is one of the top priority areas for conservation in Southeast Asia. The park overlaps Ratanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces in northeastern Cambodia covering an area of 3,325² km.

Virachey National Park was created under the Royal Decree Concerning the Creation and Designation of Protected Areas, issued on 1 November 1993, and is under the administration of the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia.


Phnom Kulen National Park

Phnom Kulen National Park is a National park in Cambodia. It is located in the Phnom Kulen mountain massif in Siem Reap Province. During Angkorian era the relief was known as Mahendraparvata (the mountain of Great Indra) and was the place where Jayavarman II had himself declared chakravartin (King of Kings), an act which is considered the foundation of Khmer Empire.

Chup Preah is the plain spot where having cool water flows and is located at the mountain’s valley. Next to it, there is a rare big tree of Cham Pa having 0.7 meter diameter and 15-meter height. At Chup Preah, there is a big Buddhist statue and many other small statues made during 16th century.
Linga 1,000 is located on the mountain, along the Kbal Spean River, which is tributary of Siem Reap River and has a lot of figures of Yoni and Linga spreading out at the bottom of the river.
Terrace of Sdach Kamlung is a plain terrace having a small ruined temple made of solid brick at the middle; the study proves that the terrace was covered by lava for hundreds years.
Preah Ang Thom is an 8 meter tall statue of the reclining Buddha reaching nirvana. The statue is carved into a huge sandstone boulder. Preah Ang Thom is the sacred and worshipping god for Phnom Kulen. There are also two big trees of Cham Pa at nearby. Besides Preah Ang Thom, there are Chhok Ruot, footprint of Preah Bat Choan Tuk , Peung Chhok, Peung Ey So and Peung Ey Sey.


There are two main waterfalls in Phnom Kulen

First waterfall: 4-5 meter tall and 20-25 meter wide during the dry and rainy seasons respectively.

Second waterfall: 15-20 meter tall and 10-15 meter wide during the dry and rainy seasons respectively.

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