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  • SONY BURANO Launch Event, Hosted by Lemac
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards Forum & Screenings
  • Riceboy Sleeps Screening and Q&A with Director, Anthony Shim
  • Mark Toia Funeral & Wake and Celebration of Life
  • ACS Queensland and Northern Territory Awards for Cinematography 2023
SONY BURANO Launch Event
Presented by Lemac & SONY
Wednesday 1st November
6:30pm @ GFS

Join us to meet the newest addition to Sony's CineAlta lineup, the versatile, lightweight, and compact full-frame 8K cinema camera - BURANO.

Get the rundown on the BURANO's features from Sony's Product Specialists, see footage shot on the camera by top DPs and get hands-on with the camera to see it in action for yourself.

This event is totally free and being run by the amazing people at Lemac Brisbane and Sony. So come down to Griffith Film School, 472 Stanley Street, to have a look at this exciting new camera!

Light refreshments will be provided, so RSVPs via the link below are appreciated.

For any and all enquiries please email  [email protected]

RSVP Here!
Asia Pacific Screen Awards Forum and Screenings
1st - 4th November
HOTA, Gold Coast
The 5th Asia Pacific Screen Forum will be held from Wednesday 1st–Saturday 4th November 2023 at HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast.

The four-day event features in-conversations, intimate roundtables, networking events, panels, presentations, workshops, and a public programme of screenings with Q&As.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a range of speakers from across the region through a dynamic program that supports Australian film practitioners to engage with pertinent industry issues, connecting the national industry with the global conversation.

 A unique program for the industry, e
ncouraging relationship building networking opportunities, as well as cultural and knowledge exchange both from within Australia and across the Asia Pacific.

Discounts are offered to screen industry professionals from Australia and across the Asia Pacific.
For more details and tickets visit: 


Sessions at this year's Asia Pacific Screen Forum include:

  • In Conversation with APSA Jury President Clara Law
  • Industry Panel, Networking Event & Screening: Spotlight on South East Asia panel, plus screening of APSA Best
  • Youth Film nominee Tiger Stripes
  • Industry Panel + Networking Event: Reel Connections for early career filmmakers
  • Industry Panel + Screening: Strengthening Bonds: Australia and India panel
  • Roundtable: Weaving Authentic Cultural Narratives
  • Roundtable: Social Impact in Fiction
  • Roundtable: First Time Producers
  • Industry Panel: What Does It Mean to be Safe on Set?
  • Youth Masterclass, in partnership with ATOM Qld and Essential Screen Skills

Screenings at this year's Asia Pacific Screen Forum include:

  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Evil Does Not Exist, followed by Q&A with producer Satoshi Takata.
  • Rima Das’ Tora’s Husband. Followed by Q&A with Writer/Director Rima Das.
  • Anthony Shim’s Riceboy Sleeps. Followed by Q&A with writer, director, producer Anthony Shim.
  • Zihan Geng’s A Song Sung Blue. Followed by Q&A with cinematographer Hao Jiayue and producer Jane Zhang.
  • Amanda Nell Eu’s Tiger Stripes.
  • Ricard Cussó & Tania Vincent’s Scarygirl.
Book Your Tickets Now
Complimentary Tickets for ACS Members to Riceboy Sleeps Screening and Q&A with Director, Anthony Shim
Friday 3rd November
10am - 12:30pm Event Cinemas, Pacific Fair
The 2023 Asia Pacific Screen Forum would like to offer ACS members complimentary tickets to a special screening of the 2023 APSA nominated film 'RICEBOY SLEEPS,' followed by an exclusive Q&A with the writer, director, and producer, Anthony Shim (Canada/Republic of South Korea). The screening is a co-presentation with AIMC. 

To take up this offer, please email [email protected], and we will email the digital passes for them to show on entry.

About the film: Riceboy Sleeps
Set in the 90s, a Korean single mother raises her young son in the suburbs of Canada determined to provide a better life for him than the one she left behind. Canada. Anthony Shim’s semi-autobiographical drama has won more than 20 international awards.  Anthony has been nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2023 APSA Awards.
Language: English and Korean, 117 mins, Classification M

Mark Toia - Funeral and Wake

When : Friday November 3rd 10:30am
Where : The Sleeman Center Theatre, Old Cleveland Road 

To all family, friends and colleagues of Mark Toia.

Carolyn, Brooke and Jordan would like to invite you to join us for Mark's Farewell Funeral service on the 3rd of November 2023 at The Sleeman Center Theatre, Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler. 

We know Mark had a lot of friends and admirers so we found a venue big enough to fit you all. 
Please arrive: 10:30 AM 
Service Commences: 11:00 AM

** Please note the Burial Ceremony will only be for private family and please respect this family wish that no one else is to attend**

Wake and Celebration of Life

The wake will be held at The Rivershed at Howard Smith Wharves please arrive at 5pm 

All are welcome.
Please invite fellow friends or acquaintances of Mark if you wish.
Link to Facebook Event

An Evening with Susan Stitt ACS - Recap

Multi-award winning cinematographer, Susan Stitt ACS joined us for an in-depth discussion on some of her recent and past works spanning narrative, food, beauty and automative. It was a terrific event at Griffith Film School and we thank Susan for her time and generosity in answering questions and discussing her amazing work.

We also got a special presentation from Grant Atkinson at Rocket Products on their exciting new diffusion and reflectors, including their new Pixel Cloth Textiles. These textiles, made of different coloured squares and cloth, act similar to Bluff bounces to provide a more authentic bounce by imitating different environments. 

The Gray Man Screening and Q&A with Stephen Windon ACS, ASC - Recap

Last Week we screened Netflix' The Gray Man at Griffith Film School with legendary Australian cinematographer, Stephen Windon ACS ASC.  It was a great night with lots of insight and in-depth discussion into the film and Steve's work as a cinematographer. 

Thank you to Steve for taking the time to discuss your amazing work on The Gray Man with us, and for answering all of our question about the film and your illustrious career.

ACS Queensland and Northern Territory Awards for Cinematography

When : Saturday November 25th 6:00pm
Where : Ithaca Room, Brisbane City Hall 

Join us for a dress up celebration of excellence in cinematography in the Ithaca Room at Brisbane City Hall!

The evening will start with pre-dinner drinks and nibbles in the foyer from 6pm with the Awards banquet beginning at 7pm.

With cinematography becoming more accessible than ever, the entries are of a calibre that's never been seen before. It's a wonderful night to get together with friends. Meet new people and see the incredible work of Queensland and Northern Territory's cinematographers.

Tickets are on sale now at Early Bird pricing. Buy your ticket now to save and get your seating preference in early! Early Bird Discount ends 17 November. Discount applied at checkout.

Best entry is via Adelaide St door. From King George Square entrance proceed to Adelaide Street foyer and take the lift or stairs to level two.

King George Square carpark closes 5.30am, disability access level A, no online booking but you can use the CellOPark app. Secure Parking Wintergrarden Car Park Elizabeth St. Disability access unknown.
Get Your Tickets Now at Earlybird Pricing!

Dates to Remember
A lot of things are happening with ACS Queensland so a summary to please keep these dates in your diary
SONY BURANO Launch Event, Presented by SONY and Lemac

Asia Pacific Screen Forum

Asia Pacific Screen Forum Screening of Riceboy Sleeps

Mark Toia - Funeral & Wake and Celebration of Life

2023 Queensland ACS Awards - Saturday 25th November 2023

2024 National ACS Awards - Saturday 4th May 2024 

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