Stowe Story Labs Fellowships
Our vision is to support as many participants as possible through fellowships and partial scholarships to the Fall Lab. To that end we nurture partnerships to support talented writers gaining access to the Labs. All fellowships cover the fee to attend the fall Story Lab and include -
- a free copy of Final Draft 10, the newest version of the industry standard in screenwriting software
- a 30-minute consultation with entertainment attorney Stacey Davis (a Stowe Story Labs Alum, Fellowship Sponsor and Board Member)
- A 1 year ISA Connect membership ($100 value)
- StoryBoard Quick software from Power Production ($130 value)
There is no separate fellowship application. Of course you can say whether you are interested in a fellowship (and which one or ones you think best suit you and your work) but all applicants are considered for fellowships they qualify for.
Specific fellowships may offer other benefits. The criteria for each fellowship differs, so please review carefully.
Here is a list of available Fellowships:
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards — Open to current year PAGE Quarterfinalists. Widely recognized as one of the most important resources for emerging screenwriters, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards was founded in 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents, and development executives to discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from around the world. Two PAGE Fellowships will be awarded annually to PAGE Quarter-finalists who apply to the Labs.
Now in it's second year, the SAGindie Fellowship will be awarded to a top emerging filmmaker of color. The SAGindie Fellowship covers fees to attend the fall lab and makes a contribution toward travel and lodging expenses to attend the Lab. SAGindie is an educational organization that promotes the working relationship between professional actors and passionate independent filmmakers. Since its formation in 1997, SAGindie has been traveling to film festivals, trade shows, and conventions spreading the word: Just because your film isn’t produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can’t use professional talent. As a free resource, SAGindie offers filmmakers clarity and kinship by guiding them through the SAG-AFTRA signatory process, making it even easier to hire professional actors, regardless of budget. SAGindie is made possible by a grant from the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Industry Advancement & Cooperative Fund.
The Stowe Story Labs Seed&Spark Fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding screenwriter, filmmaker or creative producer adding a diverse voice to the world of commercially viable filmed entertainment. The Seed&Spark Fellowship covers fees to attend the Lab and other benefits. Seed&Spark exists to change the world through story. Stowe Story Labs are proud to partner with Seed&Spark on this journey.
The Vermonter Fellowship — Open to Vermonters showing us they have an interesting story worth telling through a narrative feature or TV program, the capacity to learn and develop the skills to turn the story into film, a collaborative spirit, and tremendous promise and talent. The fellowship covers fees and meals at the fall lab, one year of ongoing mentoring with a Stowe Story Labs mentor, a voucher toward travel expenses to attend the Lab and other benefits.
Champlain College Division of Communication and Creative Media — Open to Champlain College film students. Champlain College's outstanding film program integrates academic excellence with the development of strong professional skills, emphasizing innovation, creativity, technological expertise, critical reflection, and professionalism. Two Champlain Fellowships are awarded each year. The fellowships covers fees, meals and lodging at the Fall Labs.
University of Vermont — Open to University of Vermont Film and Television Program students. The award will go to the student with a compelling story idea and demonstrating talent, skill, and a deep desire to learn to master the craft of screenwriting and filmmaking. The fellowship covers fees to attend the 4-day Stowe Story Lab as well as lodging and meals during the time in Stowe.
Middlebury College — Open to Middlebury College film students. Offered through Middlebury's Film and Media Culture Department, Middlebury will award a Stowe Story Labs Fellowship to an outstanding film student who demonstrates talent as a writer and presents a good story worth telling. The Fellowship includes the 4-day workshop, lodging, and meals.
NewEnglandFilm.com — Open to screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers based in New England. The premier online resource and magazine for film and video production in New England, NewEnglandFilm.com partners with Stowe Story Labs to provide a fellowship to the Fall Labs to a emerging New England-based screenwriter, filmmaker and/or creative producer showing tremendous promise and talent.
The ISA Fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding screenwriter, filmmaker or creative producer who is a member of the ISA (and it is free to join), presents a meaningful character-driven story, and who demonstrates the talent and skill to thrive in the collaborative art of film and TV.
Tangerine Entertainment — Open to women screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers. Tangerine is a production company founded to support women in film and partners with Stowe Story Labs on the Tangerine Fellowship, to be awarded annually to an outstanding female screenwriter, filmmaker or creative producer.
New this year, we are excited to offer the Final Draft Fellowship to the Fall Lab. The fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding emerging screenwriter submitting with an original story idea and well-drafted early draft of the script. Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Entertainment Company, as well provides free copies of their industry-standard software to our fellows. Not to put too fine a point to it, but our logo is set in 'courier final draft'. The software is embedded in our culture. We are proud and pleased to be part of Final Draft's commitment to empowering writers and supporting talent.
We are pleased to work with Stowe Story Labs Alum and Fellowship Sponsor Stacey A. Davis to help our fellows advance their careers. Each Stowe Story Lab Fellow receives a free, 1/2 hour consult with Stacey to discuss their projects, plans and needs to get work made and seen..
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