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Before Fade In

11 Dec 2020 to 13 Dec 2020
Friday 11 December to Sunday 13 December
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Before FADE IN - a screenplay development lab for Pan-Asian screenwriters
Event type: 
Fully Funded Lab



The Pan-Asian Screen Collective (PASC) presents an initiative that caters to Pan-Asian screenwriters in the development stages of their feature film projects. 

Before FADE IN  seeks to strengthen feature projects of Pan-Asian screenwriters so they are able to work independently or apply to existing feature developments initiatives such as SEED and Story Camp with more support.

The initiative, convened by international screenwriter and academic, Dr Shuchi Kothari, is designed to provide writers with real, practical tools with which to crack their story’s core through an on-site lab and extended one-on-one mentoring after the lab. The aim is to build story blocks that reveal the theme while remaining true to the genre of the project. Undergoing this process helps writers discover for themselves methods and practices that will best suit their creative voice.

This lab, scheduled from Friday 11 December to Sunday 13 December, is suitable for: 

  • New practitioners writing their first feature

  • Emerging practitioners who are in nascent stages of a new project

  • New and Emerging practitioners who have written a first draft but feel the need to address the core writing issues of the story rather than relying on superficial remedies and edits.

The topics covered in the workshops will include character, narrative structure, theme, treatments, as well as the application process for development funds. 

Applications are now open and will close on 23 November 2020 at 1:00pm.  

For more information and to apply, please visit:



Written by

Pan-Asian Screen Collective

12 Nov 2020