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The Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab Submission Portal

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New York

3009 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

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The Athena Film Festival and IRIS are partnering to present the Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab. The lab is a two-day writer's workshop that is open to women screenwriters with scripts that focus on strong female leaders.The lab gives women screenwriters the opportunity to work in one-on-one sessions with mentors in the industry. Athena and IRIS will invite four unproduced screenwriters to this writer's lab. The lab will take place February 9-10, 2017 during the 7th annual Athena Film Festival, at Barnard College, in New York City.

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  • Submissions will open October 1 at 12:00pm EST through October 31 at 11:59pm EST
  • The submission fee is $50
  • 8-10 finalists will be chosen by November 28 and asked to write a personal statement for further consideration
  • Four winners will be chosen by January
  • Lab participants will be provided meals during the lab as well as a full pass to participate in all activities of the Athena Film Festival

Who Can Apply:

  • Writers who identify as female.
  • Writers who have yet to have a feature-length narrative film produced.
  • Screenplays must include a strong female character in a leadership role at the center of the story.
  • We seek screenplays from all genres about women in all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups.
  • Screenplays must be feature-length narrative scripts in English of no more than 120 pages. We will not consider TV, shorts, plays, book excerpts, or documentaries.
  • Scripts with more than one writer (both have to identity as female) can be considered.
  • As part of the submission process you will be asked to include a log line of the film and a synopsis.

Scripts submitted to the Athena List are not eligible for this workshop.

****If selected to participate in the lab you must be available to be in New York City, February 9-10, 2017 (no travel stipend provided).


About IRIS:
IRIS seeks to amplify the female voice through narrative film. Founders Elizabeth Kaiden, Kyle Ann Stokes, and Nitza Wilon created The Writers Lab, co-produced by New York Women in Film & Television and funded by Meryl Streep, to develop screenplays written by women over 40. IRIS is committed to expanding its efforts to support and promote female screenwriters and other women in film.


PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS JUST THE SUBMISSION PORTAL FOR THE LAB. THE LAB ITSELF WILL TAKE PLACE ON FEBRUARY 9-10, 2017, DURING THE 7TH ANNUAL ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL AT BARNARD COLLEGE IN NEW YORK CITY.


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3009 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

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