Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab to be held in India in March 2012!

Here’s an incredible opportunity for all aspiring scriptwriters. Mumbai Mantra Media Limited has collaborated with Sundance Institute, founded by Robert Redford, to organize the first Screenwriter’s Lab in India which will be entirely modelled on the Sundance Lab which is held in Park City, Utah every year.

In the past, Sundance Institute has supported projects like Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Walter Salles’ Central Station, Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry, and Joshua Marston’s Maria Full of Grace, among many others. This initiative fulfills the Mumbai Mantra's desire to help Indian storytellers achieve their fullest potential and assist them to develop stories that resonate to a larger audience in India and internationally.

The Lab (planned in March 2012) will be a 5-day workshop that will give the Indian screenwriters an opportunity to work intensively on their script with Creative Advisors, who would be established screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. Scripts could be in any Indian language including English. However, the application for the Lab will only be accepted in English. The applications are open till June 1 and after this the screenwriters will have atleast 3 more months to send in their complete script. Only 6-8 screenwriters will be selected for this workshop. Please note that there is no submission/ registration fee involved in this. Application details and a detailed FAQ is available on


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