19th Annual

Hamptons International Film Festival - Screenwriters Lab


Screenwriters Lab: Screenplay Submissions


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 27, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Regular Deadline
December 11, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
January 2, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately March 14, 2019

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters' Lab
The Hamptons Screenwriters' Lab will cover travel and accomodations for its three selected screenwriters for a long weekend in the Hamptons, where they will work on their scripts with three different mentors. Additionally, one of the three screenplays will be chosen to have its project produced in a staged reading later in the year.
Sponsor:The Melissa Mathison Fund
Value of Goods/Services: 4,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Submission Process:

The following materials are required for your application:

1) A feature-length screenplay. Treatments, outlines, and pilots will not be considered.
2) The non-refundable application fee. While electronic payments through Withoutabox is preferred, if you prefer to pay by check, please make them payable to the Hamptons International Film Festival.

You are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter with a brief synopsis (one or two sentences describing the plot of the screenplay).

We also strongly advise that you submit a brief writer CV or bio focusing on other screenplays you have written and whether they have been or will be produced, or about any films that you have worked on. While such experience is not required to be considered for our Lab, we do value knowing about your background.