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International Outreach FAQ

1. How is the International Application process different from the US application process?

While we provide the same amount of support for international projects that are invited to the lab, we do have a slightly different application process.  There is no application fee, and we do require examples of an applicant’s directing work.

2. How do I apply to the Directors  Lab?

New filmmakers are brought into the program via the Screenwriters Lab.

Application to the Directors  Lab is for projects first developed at the January or June Screenwriters Lab.

3. Can I submit a treatment for consideration?

Though we only require the first five pages of the script for the first round of selection, should you be invited to submit your full screenplay in August, we require a completed draft of the screenplay in order to consider your project for the Screenwriters Lab.

You will hear back from us VIA EMAIL on or before August 15, 2014 letting you know if you have progressed to the second round of the application. You will have approximately two weeks from the date we contact you to upload the screenplay.

4. Are there still regions of focus?

No.  We accept applications from anywhere outside the US.

5. I am being asked for an ACCESS CODE.  Please advise.

Make sure that you are applying as an International Applicant (in the pull-down menu on the initial sign-up form).  International applicants do not require an access code.

If you have read this FAQ and the application guidelines and have additional questions, please contact the program at