Film Adaptations


With the global appetite for film adaptations growing, discover the challenges and opportunities of adapting established works for the big screen. This panel discusses the process of development from writing, directing, and producing.

Featuring Eka Kurniawan (Indonesia), Leah Purcell (Australia), and Briar Grace-Smith (New Zealand), and moderated by Rhianna Patrick (Australia).

Panellists will be joining the 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum virtually.

Sunday, 14 November 2021
Time 10:30-11:30 (AEST)
Where Online
Tickets Individual tickets and forum bundles available. Prices vary region to region.


Watch the film adaptation Cousinsco-directed by Briar Grace-Smith on Monday 15 November at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

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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