The Asia Pacific Screen Lab is a year-long immersive development program in conjunction with APSA Academy, Griffith University, Griffith Film School and NETPAC

Herman Van Eyken, Chair of the CILECT Asia Pacific Association, Philip Cheah, (Advisor to NETPAC), Ki Yong Park (Founder Asian Film Academy) and Anne Demy-Geroe (Vice-President NETPAC) with the support of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema), the Sun Foundation, and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy have worked assiduously since 2010 towards the development of the Asia Pacific Screen Laboratory (APSLab).

A key strategy in this development is to take advantage of the Asian Pacific screen professionals that gather each year in Brisbane for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). At its core the APSLab, now in its fifth year, develops a vehicle for enabling film co-productions by early career feature filmmakers from across the Asia Pacific, typically those who have made at least one feature film within the frame of their particular national cinema and are now ready for a larger framework.

Mentors are sourced from the Asia Pacific Screen Academy.

2019/2020 Program

Script Development and Mentoring

16–19 April, Temenggong Artist-in-Residence, Singapore

Directing, Producing, Sound, VFX and Distribution

5–16 August, Griffith Film School, Australia

Final Mentoring, Pitch and Graduation

18–22 November, Griffith Film School, Australia


Applications Open

30 August 2019

Applications Close

10 October 2019, 6 pm (GMT+10)

Announcement of Projects and Mentors

21 November 2019

Past winners and mentors

2020 Kunlin Wang and mentor Peggy Chiao

Kunlin Wang & Peggy Chiao (2020)

2020 Ruello Lozendo and mentor Ki-yong Park

Ruello Lozendo & Ki-yong Park (2020)

2020 Giang Le and mentor Phan Dang Di

Giang Le & Phan Dang Di (2020)

Taro Imai and Shozo Ichiyama

Taro Imai & Shozo Ichiyama (2019)

Sherwan Haji and Bina Paul

Sherwan Haji & Bina Paul (2019)

Khanjan Kishore Nath and Haobam Paban Kumar

Khanjan Kishore Nath & Haobam Paban Kumar (2019)

Daniel Rudi Haryanton - Teng Mangansakan II (2018)

Daniel Rudi Haryanton & Teng Mangansakan II (2018)

Joshua Long - Anthony Chen (2018)

Joshua Long & Anthony Chen (2018)

Zain Duraie - Mary Stephen (2017)

Zain Duraie and Mary Stephen (2017)

Siew Hua (Chris) Yeo - Peggy Chiao (2017)

Siew Hua (Chris) Yeo and Peggy Chiao (2017)

Jakeb Anhvu - Bui Thac Chuyen (2016)

Jakeb Anhvu and Bui Thac Chuyen (2016)

Mohanad Hayal - U-Wei Bin Haji Saari (2016)

Mohanad Hayal and U-Wei Bin Haji Saari (2016)

Vilsoni Hereniko - U-Wei Bin Haji Saari (2015)

Vilsoni Hereniko and U-Wei Bin Haji Saari (2015)

Balaka Ghosh - Josabeth Alonso (2015)

Balaka Ghosh and Josabeth Alonso (2015)


Please carefully read the submission guidelines before applying.

In addition to this submission form, please send the following materials, only in English, no later than 10 October 2019, 6 pm (GMT+10) to

1. Biography (250 words of less)

2. Statement of Intent (250 words of less). Why does this particular story/material have to be told? What are your hopes in attending this Lab?

3. Synopsis (500 words or less), Treatment plus five (5) key scenes completely written.

4. Portfolio of Previous Works (DVD or secure online link).

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Personal information
Date of birth *
Passport expiration date *
Knowledge of English *
Require travel subsidy? *
Portfolio information: Project 1
Date of completion *
Portfolio information: Project 2
Date of completion *
Terms and conditions *
Contractual obligation *

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