Members of the AFA Academy come from all over Asia. They are drawn from all past nominees and winners of the Asian Film Awards. Additional members who are prominent in their field may also be inducted into the AFA Academy. Members will be given voting rights for the Asian Film Awards and also participate in various AFA Academy activities involving film professionals and audiences in Asia and around the world.
Starting from 2015, the AFA Academy launches a series of events and activities including the Masterclass Series, Journey to the Fest, Asian Cinerama and Young Film Professionals Program designed to promote, educate, inform and develop knowledge, skills and interest in Asian cinema among industry professionals, young professionals, students and audiences in Asia and beyond. The AFA Academy expresses the increasing global importance and creative strengths of the cinemas of Asia and aims to unite the industries and talents of this fast-growing region.