PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp

Submissions are now open for the 2022 edition

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Featuring in-person workshops with industry experts from May 21 to 26 in Charlottetown, participants will receive professional mentoring to develop projects as either a feature film or series for the web or television. Projects can be at any stage of development and writers should be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to get them off the ground.  

Whether planning to write a first feature or to rewrite a feature film, tv or web series pilot script, the PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp will have a workshop to help participants reach their goal. The workshops are fully funded by different levels of government and private organizations so writers are actually competing for one of the highly coveted seats. Each workshop is limited to five participants so that each writer receives all the attention they require to move their projects forward during one of the immersive five-day workshops. 

On day six, the Bootcamp will open its doors to anyone interested in learning more about the film industry by offering sessions on learning to pitch content and develop research skills that can apply to any and all genres, whether it is narrative, documentary or a reality series.   

“Every year, we expand our offerings and this year is no exception,” shares Project Coordinator Louise Lalonde, “We have a plan in the works that will provide even more opportunities for screenwriters to advance their careers, so stay tuned for announcements about exciting developments for the fall.”