APPLY: Film Independent’s Directing Lab Wants To Help You Prep Your Next Feature


Deadline: October 7 (no fee!)


“Designed to help directors who are prepping their independent feature films, the Directing Lab is an intensive ten-week program that runs in Los Angeles in February and March.

Under the guidance of the Lab Mentors, Directing Lab Fellows receive script feedback, discuss the vision for their films, and select short scenes from their scripts to workshop. Fellows cast actors and go through an in-class rehearsal of their scenes. Finally, each Directing Lab Fellow goes through a mini-production, learning how to break down a script into a shot list, collaborate with cinematographers, and construct a scene in the editing process. A maximum of eight projects are selected.”

Past Directing Fellows: Sheldon Candis (LUV), Tina Mabry (MISSISSIPPI DAMNED), Cherien Dabis (AMREEKA)

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