ScriptLAB CA

12-19 July, 2024

The Script LAB CA is a program dedicated to showcase the untold stories, unique perspectives, and new talents of Central Asia. Emerging filmmakers will develop their craft, collaborate with peers from the region, and learn from world acclaimed industry experts. 
This is a great opportunity for young screenwriters and film directors to develop their projects in a great team at the foothills of Alatau mountains .
We want to discover 10 fresh stories from 10 emerging authors and elevate them to scripts, ready for production and sale on international film markets. This process will be guided by experienced mentors.
  • Establish a sustainable and dynamic network of filmmakers and creative industry professionals in Central Asia.
  • Enhance the skills and competencies of authors and screenwriters.

Application Process:

The application is open to young filmmakers from Central Asia who have directed one or more short films or even their debut feature film, and are currently developing their first or second feature film project.
10 projects will be chosen, and 10 participants will be granted the opportunity to attend the residency free of charge.
5 Acclaimed mentors will share their experience, give master classes. Each project will have two 1:1 sessions with mentor and online feedback regarding their script.
To register a project it is mandatory to fill in the online registration form and upload the following documents :
          • a 10 pages minimum treatment of your feature film project in progress at the moment of application
          • synopsis
          • intention note (artistic vision, and choice of the story statement)
          • resume (biography and filmography)
          • your previous film (short or first feature) or a link for the viewing of your previous work.


Residency is founded by QARA Pictures, POST SPACE Film Camp  and supported by Central Asia Design Hub