Transcending national boundaries,
the Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out
cultural exchange programs to build up heart-to-heart
relationships between people and enrich the future of Asia.


[Calling Entries!] ...and Action! Asia #04: Exchange Program for Students in Film Studies

We are currently calling for applications for the fourth iteration of ...and Action! Asia: Exchange Program for Students in Film Studies which will be held in Japan from February 27th to March 12th, 2018.
Students of film in Japan and Southeast Asia, please use this opportunity to expand your horizons in filmmaking! Application are due November 22, 2017!

About ...and Action! Asia

The Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out ...and Action! Asia: Exchange Program for Students in Film Studies to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and fostering a new generation of filmmakers in the Asian countries.
The program welcomes students who are interested in achieving collaborative works in filmmaking and expanding their networks in the region, and using their experience for their studies and future careers.
This fiscal year, the program includes short film co-productions, their screening, and also discussions and lectures by professionals in the industry.
We believe the collaborative works and networks built through this program will lead to sustainable partnerships in film industries among Asian countries.


Number of Positions

Filmmaking Students: Eighteen in total

  1. Southeast Asia: 12 (3 Students each from 4 Institutions)
  2. Japan: 6

Filmmaking Instructors: Four in total

Southeast Asia:1 Instructor from 4 Institutions

Formation of the Team (Southeast Asia)

  1. The Team will consist of three students and one instructor
  2. Applications are limited to one Team per institution


Read the Application Guideline (PDF) for more information on the Program and Requirements

Application Forms

Submission Deadline

Applications must arrive no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by mid-December, 2017.

Date Tuesday, February 27th – Monday, March 12th, 2018
*Subject to change.
Venue Tokyo and the Kanto area in Japan
*Specific venues will be determined at a later date.
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center
The Japan Institute of Moving Image
The Japan Film School Association
Inquiries Ms. Izumi Kakeya and Ms. Amiko Takimoto
Arts, Culture, and Exchange Section 1
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Tel: +81-3-5369-6140 | Fax: +81-3-5369-6141