APPLICATIONS

Applications for the 2020 Screenwriting Lab are now open. Regular deadline is January 31, 2020.

The Outfest Screenwriting Lab started as a screenwriting contest in 1997 and has become the cornerstone of our education and mentoring program, Outfest Forward. Twenty-two years later, this program has become an intensive three-day lab in Los Angeles, shepherding the next generation of screenwriters.

 

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The authors of five scripts will be invited to participate in this dynamic lab in mid-June, where they will work closely with Lab Mentors — established writers who will critique and encourage their work. Only narrative feature-length screenplays and episodic pilot script (standard broadcast length – half hour or hour) will be considered.

After the lab, the fellows work with experienced Outfest directors to present their screenplays on stage with a live reading at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival in July. Screenwriting Lab Fellows will continue to receive guidance from Outfest Staff and Mentors for the full calendar year.

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