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Maisha Screenwriting Lab

Start date:
Jun 18, 2011
1 week
Ability Level:
Beginner, Over 18

Registration Closed

In the second year of collaboration with Maisha, DFI are looking for two hardworking students to represent Qatar at the 2011 Screenwriting Lab in Zanzibar. The workshop will be intense and exciting, and you will see your script transform into a production ready document.

Maisha have created an environment in Zanzibar which eliminates distractions and allows students to fully focus on their script development. Students will learn about character development, conflict and dialogue. Three professional screenwriters will volunteer their time to mentor the participants. At the end of the lab, the mentors will award a production grant of $2,000 to the best screenplay. These funds are contingent on the Maisha’s administrative team’s approval of the winning filmmaker’s shooting script, budget, and production plan.

The Screenwriters Lab gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk taking. Maisha mentors will challenge, and inspire the screenwriters during this intensive process of script development.

If you have a script and want to learn how to develop it further, then this is the workshop for you.

For more information on the Maisha Film Lab, go to