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The NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab is an annual programme that offers screenwriters the opportunity to experiment with and explore their screenplays under the mentorship of acclaimed international script and industry experts. Held in collaboration with Film Bazaar, the lab also introduces participants to global industry norms and practices. Additionally, the lab trains the participants to pitch and present their projects to domestic and international producers and investors. For the 2022 edition, fiction features of any genre are invited to apply to the Lab.

Applications for Screenwriters' Lab 2024 will begin soon.


Since 2007, the Film Bazaar Screenwriters’ Lab has brought out notable projects that have not only gone on to receive exceptional acclaim at prestigious film festivals across the world but have also achieved commercial success in India.