Lab 2021 – landscape

Applications open for 2022 Screenwriting Lab

Show Me Shorts Screenwriting Lab is a hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters to workshop new ideas for short film. We aim to identify new and compelling voices, and give them guidance to help them develop their careers and connect with the industry as they work on their script.

Previous participants have described the interactive workshop as “inspiring” and “invaluable”, and many projects have gone on to be funded and produced. Films developed with the assistance of the Lab (or its initial version, run in collaboration with Script to Screen) have premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival (I’m Going to Mum’s), Melbourne International Film Festival (Daniel), NZ International Film Festival (Memory Foam, Tree) and Show Me Shorts (Charmer, Frankie Jean & the Morning Star, Baby?).

The Lab will take place in Auckland on 26 February 2022. We offer places for up to six local short film makers to develop their short film concepts and scripts with the guidance and advice of experienced industry mentors. The Lab is free to attend, but applications cost $25.

Applications close at 12 noon, Tuesday 30 November, 2021.