Presented in partnership with Screen Queensland

Roundtable Discussions

Building on the remarkably successful editions in previous years, the roundtable discussions in 2020 are comprised of four intimate discussions, providing a unique space for screen creatives to openly discuss their craft. While topics are familiar, the chance to openly discuss industries from different cultural, political, linguistic and budgetary frameworks provides an unparalleled opportunity for the participants to learn from each other.

These sessions are FREE, and open by expression of interest to a limited total number of participants to ensure an intimate conversation where everyone can contribute.

The 2020 roundtable sessions –

PRODUCING: Across the Asia Pacific 

Presented in partnership with the Screen Producers Australia.

Participating talent: Bianca Balbuena (Philippines), LEE Joon-Dong (Republic of Korea), Guillaume de Seille (France), Sean Chen (People’s Republic of China), Josephine Mackerras (Australia).

Moderated by Owen Johnston, Manager Commercial and Industrial Affairs, Screen Producers Association.

5pm, Monday 23 November (AEST)


DISTRIBUTION: A Local and International perspective.

Presented in partnership with the Australian International Movie Convention.

Participating talent: Isabelle Glachant, Asian Shadows (Hong Kong, PRC & France), Paul Wiegard, Co-Founder & CEO, Madman, Mike Baard Managing Director – Universal Pictures International Australasia.

Moderated by Peter Hegedus, Deputy Director, Griffith Film School

11am, Tuesday 24 November (AEST)



An international conversation about the challenges and the joys of making local films for a global audience.

Leah Purcell (Australia), Sardana Savvina (Yakutia, Russia), Tusi Tamasese (Samoa / New Zealand), Cliff Curtis (Maori / New Zealand) and Christopher Kahunahana (Hawaii, USA).

Moderated by Douglas Watkin, Head of Content (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands), Screen Quensland

3pm, Tuesday 24 November


Writer / Directors: The Future of Storytelling

Our diverse panel delve into the future of screen stories, where inclusion and diverse representation will reinvigorate and enrich the storytelling of the future in its many forms.

Participating filmmakers: Ivan Ayr (India), Mouly Surya (Indonesia), Anurag Kashyap (India), Anthony Chen (Singapore)

Moderated by Meenakshi Sheede (India), Writer / Curator / Critic

3pm, Wednesday 25 November

Register your Expression of Interest for a Screen Queensland Supported Place

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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