Emma Fugate and Renee Laprise at PEI Screenwriters' Bootcamp 2019

PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp

Something new for 2021

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The 2021 PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp will be held May 25–June 4 at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. 

FilmPEI is able to offer many levels of training for writers interested in film and television. Regardless of training or experience, assistance is available to get a project off the ground for anyone with an idea they think would work as a feature film, web or tv series. 

A major change this year is that past participants interested in continuing to develop their projects are encouraged to submit an application to receive customized mentoring. Recipients of film or television project development funding or participants of past PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp workshops could be eligible to work one-on-one with a story editor or participate in a writer’s retreat at the end of May. 

Beginners will be invited to attend training sessions in a virtual setting and all participants will have the option of training online. Some sessions will be offered in a virtual environment and some will be offered in-person. Organizers recommend getting in touch prior to submitting applications to ensure participants are fully aware of the scenarios on offer. 

On June 4, the public can attend Industry Day at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown where five writer/pro- ducer teams will vie for a $15,000 prize toward producing a “proof of concept” in the Pitch for Your Life competition, and engage with panelists from multi- ple industry groups including broad- casters and funding agencies. More details will be available soon. 

For submission information, visit peiscreenwritersbootcamp.net or email Project Coordinator Louise Lalonde at louise@louiselalondeproductions.com 

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