The Asia Pacific Screen Academy has today released the first look details for the 4th annual Asia Pacific Screen Forum. With all tickets on sale, it is calling for Expressions of Interest to participate in the hot-ticket Round Table events for 2022.

The dynamic Forum programme enables the local screen industry to access and engage with the incredible filmmaking talents of the region and features APSA Jury, nominees and Academy Members. Connecting the national industry with the global conversation, it fosters connections and collaborations, as well as cultural and knowledge exchange both from within Australia and across the Asia Pacific.

Comprised of In-Conversations, Workshops, Panel Discussions and intimate Roundtables, there is also a public program of screenings and Q&As, with the glamorous Asia Pacific Screen Awards Ceremony taking place on Friday 11 November.

A highlight of the Forum for participants, the intimate round table discussions have become known for their unique position, enabling international filmmakers to freely and openly deep dive into a key topic with each other.

The three Roundtable topics are:
– EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING: the rise of cross-media storytelling
Wednesday 9th November, 12.45pm -2.15pm

– CASTING WITH INTENT: conscientious casting for authentic storytelling
Friday 11th November, 11.00am-12.30pm

– WORKING LOCAL, THINKING GLOBAL: filmmaking in Australia for International audiences
Friday 11th November, 1.30pm-3.00pm

Chair of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy Tracey Vieira:
“For fifteen years the Asia Pacific Screen Academy has gathered together in Queensland the exceptional filmmaking talent from the region to be celebrated at the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Seizing the phenomenal opportunity offered by bringing such a wealth of talent together, the Asia Pacific Screen Forum was created to make further connections, have bigger conversations, spark dynamic collaborations. I look forward to welcoming participants both in person and online from the now more than 70 countries and areas represented at APSA in 2022.”

Screen Queensland Chief Creative Officer, Dr Belinda Burns:
“The Asia Pacific Screen Forum presents our local screen practitioners with the most incredible opportunity to engage with talented filmmakers from across a region that produces half the world’s films. To have such an accessible world-class event here in our state is not to be missed — the Forum generates a spirit of cooperation and learning that will further enrich Queensland’s thriving screen culture and filmmaking community.”
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Forum are presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy with the support of major partners the City of Gold Coast, Screen Queensland, Motion Picture Association and Griffith Film School, Griffith University.

The Asia Pacific Screen Forum is also supported by Major Government Partner Screen Australia, ATOM QLD, Screenrights, Essential Screen Skills and QT Gold Coast.

Tickets are on sale for the full Forum and the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards ceremony. Both events will be presented as physical events at HOTA on the Gold Coast and be globally streamed.

The full Asia Pacific Screen Forum programme and the nominees for the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards will be announced Thursday 13 October.

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