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The Hamptons International Film Festival
has opened submissions for its 16th annual Screenwriters
Lab, an intimate gathering that will take place in East Hampton, New York from April 8-10, 2016. The Lab aims to nurture screenwriting talent by pairing emerging screenwriters with experienced mentors. Industry mentors, which will include both screenwriters and creative producers, will work closely with members to help develop their scripts and hone their creative vision.
The Screenwriters Lab has launched projects that have screened in festivals around the world, such as indie hit “Short Term 12,” starring Brie Larson. Recently, the Lab hosted acclaimed mentors such as Whit Stillman (“Metropolitan”), Ira Sachs (“Love is Strange”) and Oren Movermen (“The Messenger”).
The Screenwriters Lab seeks a wide selection of screenplays that address a range of topics. The deadlines for the HIFF Lab are below:
Earlybird Deadline: December 1, 2015
Regular Deadline: December 15, 2015
Late Deadline: December 29, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline: January 12, 2016
For more information on the Screenwriters Lab and how to apply, head here.