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.
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
30 August 2019
10 October 2019, 6 pm (GMT+10)
Announcement of Projects and Mentors
21 November 2019
Daniel Rudi Haryanton & Teng Mangansakan II (2018)
Joshua Long & Anthony Chen (2018)
Zain Duraie and Mary Stephen (2017)
Siew Hua (Chris) Yeo and Peggy Chiao (2017)
Jakeb Anhvu and Bui Thac Chuyen (2016)
Mohanad Hayal and U-Wei Bin Haji Saari (2016)
Vilsoni Hereniko and U-Wei Bin Haji Saari (2015)
Balaka Ghosh and Josabeth Alonso (2015)