Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA)

Full member

Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA)
Year of Foundation:
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Year of Receiving a State Accreditation:
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Name of Director:
YU Young-sik
Address :
143, Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
South Korea

Mission & Strategy

KAFA embraces the students’ needs.
We do our best to revise curriculum and provide support to the students as quickly as we can so they can create and bring the quality movies to the audiences as quickly as they can.

KAFA pays no heed to educational qualifications in selecting students.
We select students who devote themselves to film and express their passion and individuality through cinema.

KAFA’s faculty thinks about the future of film industry.
As experienced teachers and film professionals, they nurture the students’ creativity and research to support them.
At times, the faculty members give stinging criticism, but they never forget to console and guide the students.

KAFA is proud of the powerful alumni network.
For over 30 years, our alumni, who are working on the film set, within the industry and in education, have strived for the advancement of Korean cinema.

KAFA also offers KAFA+, a special training program for film professionals.
KAFA+ provides three training programs: Globalized training to prepare professionals for the global market, Master class to get the insight from the experts and Next D program to explore new formats of film.

By implementing the highest quality curriculum, KAFA will strive to maximize the individual’s potential, retrain professionals and support international collaboration in filmmaking.

KAFA will always support the Korean cinema and be the first to consider the needs of the industry while focusing on providing future-oriented education.


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Degree areas

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
Advanced Training of Professionals:

Student incentives


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Facilities, equipment & production


Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes

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Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.

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