Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival


Fantastic Film School (FFS) is a professional training program for fantastic film professionals at Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) presented by Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN).

In 2008 for its first edition, expert action choreographers from Korea, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong offered know-how’s from their own respective backgrounds, while the second year presented an in-depth, ‘sci-fi story workshop’ by one of the best American sci-fi fiction writer Ted CHIANG.

In 2010, 'Swiss Design in Hollywood,' an exhibition and master class program organized by renowned film historian Patrick J. GYGER and featuring in-depth class on Hero Painting Process used in movies and game production by an acclaimed art director and conceptual artist Christian L. SCHEURER thrilled the participants with their wizardry and style. Moreover, ‘Asian Producers' Lab’ in 2011 focused on new media, trans media, micro-budget filmmaking and alternative distribution.

Entitled with Asian Filmmakers Lab since 2012, Fantastic Film School has provided filmmaking know-how from renowned experts of the international film industry; FFS focuses on the core process of filmmaking reflecting the rapid change in current genre filmmaking trends. Wayne WANG, best known for films exploring Asian American identity, such as Dim Sum and The Joy Luck Club as well as bigger budget works, including Maid in Manhattan, visited FFS due to having a master class and a special screening of his genre title, Life is Cheap But Toilet Paper is Expensive.

For the 2017 FFS, Mick GARRIS, an executive producer of Unbroken which is Angelina JOLIE’s first film as a director, and producer and director of Masters of Horror had a master class based on his working experience with Steven KING.

NAFF Fantastic Film School

  • Date : July 12(Fri) ~ 18(Wed)

Fantastic Film Festival Partners 2018

  • Create HK (Hong Kong)
  • Kaohsiung Film Archive (Taiwan)