Expressions of Interest for the Industry Roundtables has now closed

Building on the remarkably successful program, the 2022 Asia Pacific Screen Forum Industry Roundtables feature three intimate discussions, providing an unparalleled opportunity for participants to learn from each other through candid discussion. Topics are inspired by ideas and issues raised in competition through the annual Awards and offers a unique space for screen creatives to openly discuss their craft.

If you’re looking to elevate your professional practice or explore an industry issue, the industry roundtables are a candid and supportive arena to unpack current issues and trends of the screen sector with some of the regions acclaimed industry leaders.

These sessions are FREE, and open by expression of interest to a limited total number of participants to ensure a closed-door conversation where everyone can contribute. Successful recipients will also receive a FORUM ONLY – in-person pass, and have the opportunity to purchase Awards tickets at industry discounted rates.

Industry roundtables are available in-person only, and will be held at HOTA, Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast.


EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING: the rise of mixed-medium storytelling

Producing creative content across multiple platforms is a method of engaging in hybrid storytelling, combining genres to create compelling enhanced narratives. Explore the opportunities and processes for identifying and harnessing cross-platform media with like-minded storytellers. 



CASTING WITH INTENT: conscientious casting for authentic storytelling

Between the race-bending historical drama of Bridgerton to the casting in CODA, as screen stories grow more aware and diverse, the screen industry is increasingly identifying ways to enhance representation and support authentic storytelling.  From blind-casting to conscious-casting, what are the merits to open casting, and what responsibility does the screen industry have in casting authentically?  



WORKING LOCAL, THINKING GLOBAL: filmmaking in Australia for International audiences

Social media and internet marketing provides a direct connection to global audiences, and is taking some of the risk out of distribution by cultivating interest and establishing earning potential before committing to spend. But in an increasingly crowded online market, how do smaller countries like Australia cut through on the global stage?  

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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