Polish cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski took part in Asian Film Academy 2014 as one of the lecturers. He was also a special guest at Busan International Film Festival.
Once again a Polish filmmaker was invited to cooperate with the Asian Film Academy. In 2012, AFA hosted film director Krzysztof Zanussi, and this year the Academy invited an outstanding Polish cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski. For over two weeks 24 AFA participants, selected by the organizers, had the chance to participate in online lecture conducted by Lenczewski. As the result, they created two short films, which were presented to the public at the Busan International Film Festival, held the same time.
Asian Film Academy (AFA) accompanying Busan International Film Festival is an educational program, gathering young filmmakers from all over Asia, who meet in Busan to attend classes conducted by internationally recognized film directors and cinematographers. Over the past nine years, 217 young filmmakers graduated from the AFA and among its lecturers were: Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran), Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan), Im Kwon-taek (Korea) Lee Chang-dong (Korea), Hou Hsiao Hsien (Taiwan) and Jia Zhangke (China).
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), one of the three most important film festivals in Asia, is held continuously since 1996. The event, annually attracting crowds of young fans, aims mainly at promoting young filmmakers. Since 2011, the festival takes place in a newly built, modern Busan Cinema Center, occupying an area of 30,000 m2, with five cinema halls, including an outdoor theatre with an auditorium for 4,000 spectators.
Ryszard Lenczewski graduated from the Camera Department of the Polish National Film School in Lodz in 1974, and in 2010 he was granted the title of professor of film art. Cinematographer, teacher and the deputy dean of the National Film School in Lodz, he is also a member of the European Film Academy (EFA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). He has worked on over seventy films and was frequently awarded in Poland and abroad, among others by the Polish Society of Cinematographers, Gdynia Film Festival, International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography "Camerimage" or the British Academy Film and Television Arts.
Organizer: Asian Film Academy