Fantastic Film School (FFS) is an intensive training program for genre film professionals at Network of Asian Fantastic Films(NAFF) organized by Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan). For its fifth edition entitled with Asian Filmmakers Lab, FFS focuses on the core process of filmmaking reflecting the rapid changes in current filmmaking trends.
This year, with generous supports from Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, Taipei National University of Arts, Create HK and Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), FFS has selected 24 participants from Asia, including South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and UK. With competitive submissions from emerging and established filmmakers alike, the selection process was the most contested in the programs history.
FFS 2012 is filled with inspiring film experts from all different backgrounds. John HEINSEN, the CEO of Bunnygraph Entertainment, will open up with the class focusing on transmedia and storytelling strategy through social media services. Shinho Lee, the professor at NYU Tisch Singapore known as the co-screenwriter of Korean genre blockbuster film The Chaser (2008), will conduct script analysis emphasizing on structure, character, and genre.
Also, Theron PATTERSON, the professor at Bahe?ehir University in Istanbul as well as the acclaimed director of an award-winning film Dark Cloud (2009), will focus on directorial concepts on developing production value. Meanwhile, Tim Kwok, a prolific producer of Vampire (2011) and The King of Fighters (2010) among other films, will give a lecture on shaping of international co-production strategies, and, last but not least, Mick GARRIS, an esteemed filmmaker known for his collaborations with Stephen King including Bag of Bones (2011) in addition to being the creator of SHOWTIMES Masters of Horror series, will share his filmmaking experiences with his genre insights.
FFS 2012 will take place July 19 through 25, in Bucheon, Korea.
Mick GARRIS (Filmmaker, Screenwriter)Director of Bag of Bones (2011), Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs (2006), Masters of Horror: Chocolate (2005), Sleepwalkers (1992), and others, Screenwriter of Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale (2005), Riding the Bullet (2004) and adaptations of Stephen King's stories, such as Sleepwalkers (1992). Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival
John HEINSEN (Executive ProducerCEO of Bunnygraph Entertainment)MFA in Producing from The American Film Institute (AFI), Director of Digital Production (Lead) of the 84th Academy Awards for ABC/Oscar.com (2012), Former Manager of Primetime Programming, FOX Broadcasting Company, Recent guest lecturer on Transmedia at New York University (NYU), Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and University of Southern California (USC).
Tim KWOK (Film ProducerCEO of Convergence Entertainment)Producer of Vampire (2011), The King of Fighters (2010), and Super Hybrid (2010) and others, Co Producer of Bunohan(2011), The Medallion(2003), and Manhattan Midnight(2001)
Shinho Lee (Screenwriter, Professor at NYU Singapore)MFA in Dramatic Writing and BFA in Film and Television from NYU, Co-Screenwriter of "The Chaser" (2008), Screenplay, "The Red Snow" won the Grand Prize Winner of The 2003 Harley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award and The 2002 CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacific in Entertainment) Foundations New Writers Award.
Jongjin PARK (CEO of MOG Interactive)Executive Producer of "Night Fishing" (Paranmanjang) (2011) and "Share the Vision" (2011)Promoting 3D short film project, Beyond 3D at Puchon International Film Festival 2012
Theron PATTERSON (Director, Professor at Bahe?ehir University in Istanbul)MFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Feature film, Dark Cloud was screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, Nomination for four awards in the 2011 SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress
ContactJegal SONG, Fantastic Film School Staff, NAFFPhone: +82 32 327 6313/ext.124E-Mail: