2024 Screenwriting Features Lab Call For Applications

The imagineNATIVE Institute Screenwriting Features Lab supports four Indigenous screenwriters, two residing in Canada and two residing internationally. Over the course of the lab, each participant will develop an original feature film script from concept/treatment to 3rd draft.

Indigenous story editors will support the writers’ projects at each stage, providing feedback, advice, and writing resources. Screenwriters in the program will receive financial support throughout the Intensive, with stipends at the completion of key milestones.

It is expected that each participant will meet deadlines and participate in all group or one-on-one calls and remote sessions with Industry Leaders.

Part of this Intensive is sharing your work with the script editors, select iN staff, and the other participants in the Features Lab for feedback. You will be expected to read and provide commentary on the other participants’ work.


Open to Indigenous screenwriters/filmmakers worldwide.

To apply, please click the application button below:

The application deadline for the imagineNATIVE Screenwriting Features Lab is March 18, 2024

For more information on this opportunity or if you have any questions, please reach out to the Institute Administrator at bliss@imagineNATIVE.org