2014 HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

Update: February 1, 2014

Submissions for the Hamptons International Film Festival 2014 Screenwriters’ Lab have now closed. We thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their continued and generous support.


The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab, which takes place annually in April, is an intimate gathering in East Hampton, New York. The Lab develops emerging screenwriting talent by pairing established writers and creative producers with up-and-coming screenwriters (chosen by HIFF in collaboration with key industry contacts).

We seek a broad selection of screenplays addressing a wide subject matter. Additionally, in collaboration with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation‘s initiative in furthering the public understanding of science, we encourage writers to submit screenplays that explore science, technology, mathematics, invention, and engineering in fresh and innovative ways.

Learn more about the mentors and recent projects, and find out how the lab works.