Since 1997, over 2000 scripts have been submitted to the Outfest Screenwriting Program. What began as a screenwriting competition has expanded into a dynamic three-day, mentor-led workshop in Los Angeles for selected screenwriters. The authors of five screenplays will be invited to participate in an intensive laboratory during which they will work closely with Lab Mentors — established writers who will critique and encourage their work.
To be held in June 2013, with a follow up event during Outfest Los Angeles 2013, the lab will include sessions with other industry professionals, structured career development opportunities and participation in ongoing festival events. Past Lab Fellows have gone on to a variety of successes including production of the first Outfest Screenwriting Lab script!
Lab Fellows are selected by Outfest staff, with recommendations from a panel of writers, directors, producers and development executives. All participants will receive accreditation for the 2013 festival. Travel to Los Angeles for the lab is not guaranteed, but will be provided if available.
Submissions for the 2013 Screenwriting Lab are now closed. Fellows and mentors will be announced by April 30. Missed this deadline? Submissions will reopen November 2013.
Read Success Stories of past Lab Fellows
Read about the 2013 Lab Fellows