Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Soros Sukhum


Join acclaimed filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul and producer Soros Sukhum as they discuss their collaborations – including the 2021 Cannes Jury Prize winner Memoria, starring Tilda Swinton. Apichatpong and Soros will be joining the 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum virtually.  In person events held at HOTA, Home of the Arts include industry networking and refreshments.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is recognised as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema. His previous seven feature films, short films, installations and his recent live performance have won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010 with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

While this was Weerasethakul’s first film shot outside Thailand, and in English, Soros Sukhum is well known for his international and highly creative approach to financing and producing. Sukhum was honoured by FIAPF at APSA in 2020 for his contribution to Asia Pacific cinema – particularly for his discovery and fostering of new voices and creating pathways to facilitate the realisation of their creative visions. Soros is the first Thai producer who received a national Silapathorn Artist Award for Film and Video from Ministry Culture of Thailand.

Date Monday, 15 November 2021
Time 18:00-19:00
Where HOTA, Home of the Arts – and Online
Tickets Individual tickets and forum bundles available. Prices vary region to region.


Watch Apichatpong and Soros’ acclaimed feature film Memoriaon Friday 12 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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