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2021 Screenwriting Lab Participants Announced

Congratulations to the six screenwriters who have been selected to take part in the 2021 Show Me Shorts Screenwriting Lab:

  1. Sapna Samant – Auckland
  2. Claire Varley (Te Aitanga a Māhaki, Te Whaānau-ā-Apanui) – Tauranga
  3. Anna Duckworth – Auckland
  4. Pulkit Arora – Auckland
  5. Francesca Carney (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi) – Wellington
  6. Rene Le Bas – Wellington

This prestigious hot-house mentoring scheme is aimed at assisting writers to develop new ideas for short film. It includes a full-day workshop with intensive feedback sessions and mentoring, plus follow-up sessions with a specially matched mentor who will guide each participant through the development of their script for up to one year.

The participants were selected from more than 50 submissions. Their stories offer a range of styles and genres including comedy, family drama, refugee stories, sci-fi and super-hero. There’s even one set in managed isolation. It’s exciting to see so many diverse stories coming from talented Kiwi creatives.

The team at Show Me Shorts want to thank everyone who took the time to submit their work for consideration. It’s a privilege for us to read your work, and we look forward to assisting more screenwriters next year.