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Film Independent Screenwriting Lab deadline
August 19, 2020
Apply to the Screenwriting Lab by August 19
The Screenwriting Lab is a two week-long, intensive workshop designed to provide individualized story and career development for emerging screenwriters with a fiction feature screenplay, which will be held virtually in 2021.
Each Screenwriting Fellow is paired with a Creative Advisor, with whom they’ll work one-on-one and in group sessions to further develop their project over the course of the program. Additional guest speakers, including filmmakers and executives, join to round out the programming to help Fellows build foundational knowledge for both their projects and how best to propel their careers forward. The program concludes with a closing pitch presentation and an industry connect event for Fellows to get further feedback and expand their network with Industry Advisors.
Recent films supported through the FIlm Independent Screenwriting Lab include HIKARI’s 37 Seconds (seen above), which won the Panorama Audience Award and CICAE Art Cinema Jury Prize at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival,Ani Simon Kennedy’s A Short History of the Long Road, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, receiving a Special Jury Mention for Best Screenplay, Andrew Ahn’s Film Independent Spirit Award-winning debut Spa Night and Chloé Zhao’s Spirit Award-nominated feature debut, Songs My Brothers Taught Me.