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Write Over Here: Indigenous Screenwriting Residency 2025

Write Over Here is a screenwriting residency where dedicated Indigenous writers are invited to engage with faculty to support the development of their scripts for feature or short films, series and narratives. Participants will meet with the faculty team for both group gatherings and one-on-one sessions; online in Week 1 and in-person for Weeks 2 - 4.

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Banff center for art and creativity
} 12:00 am
One-time
In-person & Online
Free
Application Deadline: September 11, 2024

The cohort will come together to connect, share readings, and have deeper discussions on their individual processes. The participants will get feedback on scripts and dedicated personal writing time to advance their work. At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to present previous work in the ‘Community Showcase’; a curated public screening of short films organized by faculty and participants, with the support of our staff team.

What does the program offer?

Writers will deepen their artistry and technical application with screenwriting mentorship and access to Final Draft Pro. They will create peer relationships, expand their professional networks, and have the opportunity for possible collaborations following their time at Banff Centre.

This program encourages participants to discover best writing practices and discuss ways to engage Indigenous communities in their process. The program is a full-time residency, and participants must dedicate their time to attending gathering sessions, workshops and one-on-ones while giving time to work self-directed, in their private writing studios. For a detailed itinerary of the residency, see below.

Who should apply?

This program welcomes writers and screenwriters from Indigenous communities across Canada, United States and internationally. Applicants must be ages 18+ at the time of the program start date.

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