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Jul 02, 2018

Stowe Story Labs


Stowe Story labs is a nonprofit dedicated to helping top emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get work made and seen. The Fall Lab is the entry point for further development opportunities, including writers' retreats, ongoing mentoring programs, crowdfunindg opportunities and structured market participation opportunities. Beyond its programs, Stowe Story Labs welcomes you into a network of peers and industry professionals to build work in this collaborative art and business.  

Application Season will open on February 1, 2018. To learn more and to sign up for our newsletter pls. visit

The four-day fall lab features:

  • Work on story structure, character and theme;
  • pitching and packaging;
  • elements of creative production;
  • casting; and
  • finance and distribution
To learn more visit us at


Admission to the Labs and additional programming is highly competitive.

We offer competitive fellowships and partial scholarships to top candidates. Fellowship recipients receive a full fee waiver and other benefits as outlined on our website.

Partial Scholarship recipients receive up to 50% fee waivers.

We are proud to partner with ISA to offer a fellowship to our annual fall lab. For more information visit 

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We except applications from screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers. We do not require any particular background or level of experience, but expect all successful applicants to present us with a strong story and applications. All applicants are required to complete our application form. Teams may apply to the Labs, but each team member must enroll separately. Our application form contains terms and conditions which each applicant must agree to prior to submitting their application.


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We founded Stowe Story Labs to help emerging talents develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the international, independent film and television industry. Through the labs, participants expand their abilities, develop work, and find a creative, collaborative network to work with for a lifetime. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing an application. Thank you for taking a look and please reach out with questions or comments.