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Asian Film Policy Forum

Growing into One Community

Since 2008, AFCNet has been hosting Asian Film Policy Forum to contribute to the development of the regional film industry. Asian Film Policy Forum is the only organization of its kind in Asia.

Film policy makers, directors and producers meet to exchange ideas and information about film policies and discuss important issues including improving filming environment, stimulating international coproduction, and dialogue on government policies.

Active discussions have taken place on; shooting permits, custom and immigration clearance, location services, incentives, international coproduction agreement, and regional cooperation to improve shooting conditions in Asian countries to stimulate regional filming. Practical outcomes from these forums have been in expanding incentive and coproduction agreements.

In 2011, Asian Film Policy Forum asserted its status as a globally recognized event with the participation by ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

Asian Film Policy Forum Video

2011 Asian Film Policy Forum

2010 Asian Film Policy Forum

2009 Asian Film Policy Forum

2008 Asian Film Policy Forum

  • 2015 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 4 – 5, 2015
    • Venue: BEXCO Exhibition Hall 2, Busan


    Opening Roundtable

    - 16 countries: Bhutan, Cambodia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Session 1

    - Rising Asia – Seeking a Key to Success

    Session 2

    - One ASIA – Proposing a New Cooperation Model

    Session 3

    - Transmedia – A New Revolution in Film Industry

    Closing Roundtable
    Global LINK! (Closing Reception & Ceremony)

    - Busan Joint Declaration
  • 2014 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 6 – 7, 2014
    • Venue: Grand Hotel, Busan


    Opening Ceremony & Luncheon

    Session 1

    - Cinema Exchanges in Asia-Opening the Passage

    Session 2

    - Policymakers’ Roundtable

    Session 3

    - Film Distribution in Asia-Facing Dilemma

    AFCNet Decennium Anniversary Party

  • 2013 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 7 – 11, 2013
    • Venue: BEXCO Convention Hall, Exhibition Hall 1


    Open Session

    - Film Wears Fashion by KIM Kyung, Fashion Columnist
    - Film Tastes Food by PARK Chan-il, Chef, Instant Funk


    - Outcome and Growth of Asian Film
    - Films? Yes! & Theaters? No!

    Focus Meeting

    - Revitalization of Japanese Film Industry

    Policymakers’ Roundtable (A Closed-Door Meeting) Special Programs

    - BFC Project Pitching
    - BIFCOM 2013 Okinawa Film Reception
    - New Zealand Reception
    - Global Film Commission Reception (AFCI, EUFCN, and AFCNet)
    - AFCNet Wrap Party
  • 2012 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 8– 11, 2012
    • Venue: BEXCO, Haeundae, Busan


    Open Session

    - A Word from Cartoonist KANG Full: Between Cartoon and Film by KANG Full, Cartoonist
    - Peter Pan KIM JHO Gwangsoo’s Fairy Tale Factory: From Producing to Directing by KIM JHO Gwangsoo, Film Director, Producer

    Film Policy Makers Meeting

    - Film Commissioners as Industry Boosters!
    - Policymakers’ Roundtable (Closed-Door Meeting)

    Industry Session -Concerted Session with BIFCOM-

    - [Seminars] Innovation of Virtual Production, Things learned from Virtual Production
    - [Presentation] “Dream Stage,” Function and Reality of On-Set Pre-visualization

    Special Programs

    - Asian Film Market BFC Project Pitching
    - Location Tour
    - Canadian Spotlight Seminar and Networking Reception
    - Sapporo Presentation –Special Zone for Screen Industry in Japan–
    - New Zealand Reception
    - AFCNet 1-hour Party
  • 2011 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 10 – 13, 2011
    • Venue: BEXCO Convention Hall, Haeundae, Busan


    Keynote Speech

    - The Regional Cooperation for the Asian Visual Industry

    Film Policy Makers Meeting

    - One Asia – Fade In

    Film Commission Session

    - Film Commission, Redesign: 10 years of Asian film commissions, purpose and direction
    - After Shock: Film, Consoles the Earth

    ASEAN Session

    - ASEAN Round Table Meeting
    - Frame in “ASEAN Cinema Power”

    Industry Session

    - Virtual Studios, Capturing Locations

    Open Session

    - My Novel, My Movie
    - Film and Neuroscience: Brain Goes to the Movies
  • 2010 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 10 – 11, 2010
    • Venue: 5F, Novotel Ambassador Hotel


    Keynote Speech

    - Fast Growing Asian Film Industry and Blueprints for the Future


    - Support Policies of International Coproduction in China and Australia
    - Hot Places in Asia!

    Focus Meeting

    - International Coproduction Agreement and Support Policies in Asia
    - Film Policy Makers from Asian Countries

    Open Talk

    - Korea-Japan Co-production Round Talk: “Korea-Japan International Co-production Strategy and Reality”

  • 2009 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 13 – 14, 2009
    • Venue: 5F, Novotel Ambassador Hotel


    Keynote Speech

    - Uniqueness of the Asian Film Industry, and its Direction in the Future


    - What Decides Oversea Filming Locations


    - Policy to Boost Filming in Asia by Japan/Korea
    - These are the Hot Locations!

    Focus Meeting

    - Let’s Make Filming Friendly Asia
    - Film Policy Makers from 8 Asian countries

    Special Programs

    - Regional Cooperation to Achieve a Win-Win Strategy
    - Wishes for the Asian Film Policy!

  • 2008 Asian Film Policy Forum

    • Date: Oct. 10 – 11, 2010
    • Venue: 5F, Novotel Ambassador Hotel


    Keynote Speech

    - Mapping the Future of Asia Pacific Film Industry


    - The Movement of the Film Industry, from Hollywood to Asia
    - Film Commission & Producers’ Joint Conference: Asia-wide Collaborating Production System and Policy


    - The Future of the Policies of Japanese Film Industry
    - Incentive and Support Policy in the Asia Pacific Film Industry
    - The New Business Model that leads the Asia Pacific Film Industry

    Round Table Meeting

    - Regional Governments’ Round Table Meeting
    - National Governments’ Round Table Meeting

    Special Programs

    - MOU between Busan and Sapporo


Since its inception as the first locations trade show in Asia in 2001, BIFCOM (Busan International Film Commission & Industry Showcase) laid the foundation for establishing Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet).

It has expanded its reach in the film industry growing into multifaceted market place promoting locations and introducing the latest in technology.

Since 2011, BIFCOM and Asian Film Market (held in conjunction with Busan International Film Festival) are leaders in creating a total market place exhibiting the A to Z of the film industry: pre-production, production, post-production and sales with a great number of AFCNet members and other industry professionals participating every year.

BIFCOM is a place to learn about the latest Asian trends, incentives, international co-productions and funding information.

  • BIFCOM2015 (Asian Film Market 2015)

    • Date: October 3 – 6, 2015
    • Venue: BEXCO Exhibition Center 2, Haeundae, Busan
  • BIFCOM2014 (Asian Film Market 2014)

    • Date: October 5 – 8, 2014
    • Venue: BEXCO Exhibition Center 2, Haeundae, Busan
  • BIFCOM2013 (Asian Film Market 2013)

    • Date: October 7 – 10, 2013
    • Venue: BEXCO Exhibition Center 2, Haeundae, Busan
  • BIFCOM2012 (Asian Film Market 2012)

    • Date: October 8 – 11, 2012
    • Venue: BEXCO Exhibition Center 1, Haeundae, Busan