- Screenings & Discussions,
- Talks: Nuanced Storytelling,
- Session: Emerging Directors
- Manipuri Film Premiere
- Retrospective of Indian Cinema (1972-2022)
- Edit Lab
- Entertaining Acts included
Continuing its effort to promote Manipuri Cinema, Manipur State Film Development Society announces its 6-month screenwriting Lab, to be mentored by acclaimed screenwriters of the Film Industry. The incubation- mentorship lab is designed as a hand-on crash course in screenplay writing for feature length fiction films. Those screenwriters who are interested in participating in the Lab have to first submit a logline, synopsis, narrative outline or treatment and story intent & motivation to book a slot in the first of a kind lab for screenwriters in Manipur. The preliminary online submission to the limited seat lab closes on 15 October 2022 and the final pitch of the incubated screenplay projects is to be held on 31 March with attractive cash awards, grants and commitments for production.
Click here for Preliminary online submission
The Lab which is in a hybrid format, comprises a combination of online and offline interactions and mentorship. The main takeaway of the lab are : Writing screenplay from concept to screen, area specific guidance and input while writing screenplay, understanding the 3-act structure story and beyond, scripting scenes, dramaturgy and narrative thread, developing characters, screenwriting techniques to guide dialogue and action and writing effective logline, synopsis and treatment.