The School of Film, TV & Multimedia has built the basis for developing international exchange through continuous mutual interaction between national and international educational institutes and organizations. Based on its fusion paradigm, it has built a solid foundation for fostering creative human power for core content with international competitive power. Because of this, it has seen excellent results at major national and international festivals.
In the future it will expand the number of students, and the extent of professors and work exchange programs, to promote quality international exchange. This will be accomplished through a new internship program for national and international joint work production.
While the Pan-Asian movie market continues to develop across boundaries and cultural differences, it is critical for students to gain experience and create personal connections through joint movie production in order to become the driving force of Korean cinema. Therefore, our business is an international exchange with the leading film educational institute in Korea, Korea National University of Arts, and Beijing Film Academy in China, with the responsibility of leading practical and future-oriented exchange. Since 2005, 7 joint short movies have been produced with Beijing Film Academy, and students from both schools participated as producers, staff, and actors. There have been cross-visit productions (visit filming at the partner’s school) and joint-producer systems (one producer from each school). It is considered to be a unique international exchange program by creating synergies through the combination of two schools with different film education and production environments. This type of international exchange in the country differs in terms of quality from two-dimensional exchange programs such as performanceㆍexhibitions.
The program plans to propel students to produce a feature film production utilizing human resources and production networks between the Korea National University of Arts and Beijing Film Academy.
Every year since 1997 the symposium has promoted understanding about Asian film culture and the film culture movement through national and international academic discussion with scholars. The symposium also takes on the role of advertising for, and solidifying the place of the School of Film, TV & Multimedia in the study of Asian film culture.
The symposium has a specialized theme of East-Asian film culture based on the Trans-Asia Film Culture Research Center at the School of Film, TV & Multimedia. It is an international event with the participation of international professors, researchers, and experts. Every year it selects a specific subject so as to interest various professionals across different areas.