SCREENWRITING LAB SUBMISSIONS
OUTFEST SCREENWRITING LAB TIMELINE:
Thursday, December 19
Submissions open on FilmFreeway – ROUND 1 (first 10 pages)
Tuesday, December 24
Friday, January 31
Friday, March 13
Final deadline – Script submissions will not be accepted after this date!
Friday, April 17
ROUND 1 NOTIFICATIONS ARE SENT OUT.
If your script is selected for the second round of the selection process, you will receive an email with a request to submit a PDF of the COMPLETE SCRIPT; you may also be called for an interview.
Monday, May 18
ROUND 2 NOTIFICATIONS ARE SENT OUT. Five Screenwriting Lab fellows are selected.
October – November (EXACT DATES TBD)
The Outfest Screenwriting Lab Workshop with Fellow Finalists
Live Reading with Talent
ALL SCRIPTS SHOULD HAVE AN LGBTQ PROTAGONIST.
Do NOT submit a complete script. The following needs to be submitted as a single, combined PDF file:
– THE FIRST TEN (10) PAGES OF YOUR SCRIPT, not counting the title page.
– A synopsis of the script (750 words maximum), i.e. a summary of the entire story, including the ending; not a pitch or a teaser. Episodic entries must include a series and/or season synopsis.
– A statement (750 words maximum) of your career history and objectives, as well as what you hope to gain from participating in the Lab.
If your project is already set up on FilmFreeway as a complete script, you can either replace the file, or add a second file, or create a new project for Outfest and submit that.
The Outfest Screenwriting Lab does not accept scripts based on a pre-existing work, unless the writer has the rights to that work.
You may only submit the same screenplay for two consecutive years. Screenplays submitted for a third time will not be considered.
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