Igniting and Honouring Cinematic Excellence

3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum, 11-16 November 2021

The 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum, presented from Australia’s Gold Coast, honoured cinematic excellence and inspired new connections, generating discussion and new models for filmmaking across Asia Pacific. 

Presented as both a physical and globally streamed event, the Forum’s theme The Influence Of Production On Story was explored via a series of panels, in conversations and case studies. Open to the screen industry and featuring APSA Jury, nominees and Academy Members, the 6-day event was designed to spark lively screen culture discussions with themes of inclusion, accessibility, authenticity, excellence in craft, and connection.

With Jack Thompson AM PhD as President of the Academy, the event is presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ prestigious Academy of filmmakers, one of the largest and most diverse film Academies in the world.

Bringing together the most extraordinary talent, the 2021 Asia Pacific Screen Forum grew in its 3rd year. Officially opening on Thursday November 11 with the gala Asia Pacific Screen Awards which was held at HOTA on the Gold Coast, Australia, the Forum sessions commenced on Friday November 12 with a program of three significant panel discussions featuring some of the most influential leaders in their field, and encompassed some of the biggest issues faced by the storytellers of Asia Pacific and beyond.

The Forum and 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards was presented as both physical, and globally streamed events at/from HOTA (Home of the Arts, Gold Coast).

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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