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The WCSFP is pleased to welcome Lord David Puttnam, CBE, to Congress '18. As a Spark of Inspiration, Lord Puttnam will speak about how film can change society. Session produced by Kate Pappas (Genepool Productions).

Lord David Puttnam is the Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012 that delivers audio-visual seminars to students all over the world. In addition to this, he is a member of the House of Lords where he pursues an active role in a variety of areas, from educational and environmental issues to digital skills. He spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Local Hero. Together these films have won 10 Oscars, 10 Golden Globes, 25 BAFTAs and the Palme D'Or at Cannes.

Lynette Wallworth’s work uses immersive environments, interactive technologies with gestural interfaces and narrative long-form film to engage with viewers and reflect connections between people and the natural world. She has been awarded the Byron Kennedy Award for Innovation, and Excellence and Foreign Policy magazine named her one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers." Her latest work, Awavena, combines indigenous storytellers with the world’s most cutting-edge technologies to create the next generation VR/mixed reality non-fiction experience. Lynette will join us at Congress '18 to speak on the topic of gender and respect for diverse peoples.

Filmmaker Ian Cheney and executive producer Derek Mead (VICE Media) join us at Congress to discuss playing with science narrative and their latest work The Most Unknown. Advised by Werner Herzog, the film follows nine scientists into extraordinary parts of the world to answer some of humanity's biggest questions: How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?

Four teams from around the World will test their history knowledge, while also proving they know what subjects are most popular with global audiences. Expect to learn some surprising truths as we explore the differences between the history shows that fill the schedules and the ones that audiences are watching online. Session produced by Alex Hryniewicz, Executive Editor of Timeline at Little Dot Studios.

This new must-see Congress session is our very own breakdown of what's being commissioned now, and what types of programs in each region are rating hits and engaging viewers on various platforms--from standard broadcast and cable to SVOD and social media. Data and research provided and presented by Ryerson University's Jessica Mudry. Session produced by Paul Lewis.

Congress Members Save on Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) are the region's highest accolade in film where cinematic excellence shines. APSA serves to foster a spirit of collaboration and opportunity among the most populous and fastest growing cinematic region in the world. The 12th APSA ceremony will bring some of the region's leading filmmakers together in Brisbane for one of Asia Pacific's largest screen culture events.

APSA are proud to partner with the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in 2018 and are offering a $100 discount on individual tickets this year. Click on the button below and use promotion code WCSFP2018 to save.

APSA 2018 provides a unique opportunity for you to walk the red carpet and connect with regional cultural, political and business leaders, as well as our nominees for this glamourous night full of excitement, music and glamour.

Your star-studded evening begins on the red carpet and welcome drinks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This will be followed by the awards ceremony while enjoying a formal sit-down dinner. The ceremony is annually one of the most anticipated events on the Asia Pacific cultural calendar.

Date: November 29, 2018