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 fourth 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.
Script Development and Mentoring
5–10 August, Georgetown Festival, Penang
Jan Fleischer continues to work with the recipients on their scripts. U-Wei Bin Haji Saari and Teng Mangansakan will mentor Rudi and Josh as they progress. Documentary expert, Indian Nilotpal Majumdar will be mentoring Rudi to develop the best story.
Pitch and Producing Workshops
11–12 August, Georgetown Festival, Penang
The recipients will be instructed on pitching techniques with Nandita Solomon before having a 2-day Producing Turn-Around workshop with the head of the Berlin Film School, Ben Gibson. Screenings of films from U-Wei, Teng, Rudi and Josh will be screened to the public during Georgetown Festival.
Distribution and Mentoring
29 November, Brisbane
Josh and Rudi will have final mentoring before they graduate on the 30 November. Anthony Chen and Teng Mangansakan will guide them as they develop their pitch. They will also spend time with Andrew Pike from Ronin Films*. Andrew is an Australian film historian, film distributor and exhibitor, and documentary producer and director.
30 November, Brisbane
In front of a panel of international film-makers, Josh and Rudi will pitch their projects. The panel will provide advice and feedback to assist the recipients to go out and progress their projects to the next step - Production.
4 August 2018
Applications no longer accepted after
30 September 2018, 6 pm (GMT+10)
Announcement of Selected Projects
Brisbane International Film Festival
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
29 November 2018