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Two Indian filmmakers selected for Asian Film Academy 2012, Busan

By NewsDesk • Published on July 19, 2012

Director Reema Sengupta and cinematographer Tarun Kumar Rakeshiya have been selected to participate in the 8th Asian Film Academy (AFA) that runs alongside the Busan International Film Festival 2012.

24 filmmakers from various Asian countries will participate in the AFA to be held from September 27 to October 14. Asian Film Academy is an educational program for new Asian talent in cinema, the program will provide its participants opportunities for short-film production, workshops, master class, and mentoring with renowned film directors.

AFA faculty members for 2012 are – JIA Zhangke as Dean, OH Seok-geun as Deputy Dean, Parviz SHAHBAZI as Directing Mentor, and WATANABE Makoto as Cinematography Mentor.
The AFA is co-hosted by Dongseo University, the Busan Film Commission, and the Busan International Film Festival.

Reema Sengupta has directed a short film Tigers, They’re All Dead that won awards at Nasik International Film Festival and Jaipur International Film Festival 2012.

Tarun Kumar Rakeshiya is a student of Satyajit Ray Film and TV Institute, who was the cinematographer of short film Thug Beram that won award at Busan International Film Festival 2012.

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