In 2018, Cinespace ran a screen story development lab
for early career writers from Victoria's diverse and
Australian audiences want to see more and different stories that reflect our cultural diversity. To reach this goal, we know we need to invest in new storytellers.
Story Lab was an extended development program supported by Film Victoria.
Thirty writers took part in a workshop series. Eight writers were selected for individual mentorship, and a final four advanced to the final stage of Story Lab.
Story Lab participants have been:
selected to pitch at Melbourne WebFest
shortlisted for the SBS/Film Victoria Scripted Short Initiative
selected for Film Victoria attachments program
awarded at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
invited into professional writers rooms
selected for the Malthouse Theatre/Footscray Community Arts Centre LIVING NOW residency
The eight writers selected for mentorship were:
Joseva Marcus Viqasi
The final four were:
Story Lab's Principal Partner is Film Victoria, through the Early Career Skills Development Program.