Drishyam | Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab

The Sundance Institute and Drishyam Films joined hands last year to establish the Drishyam | Sundance Screenwriters Lab. The Lab aims to provide an opportunity for writers to develop their work under the guidance of accomplished international advisors in an environment that encourages intelligent storytelling with a global scope.

THE 2016 LAB

Taking forward the immense success of the inaugural Screenwriters Lab in Goa last year, the second edition will take place in Udaipur between April 4-8, 2016. A beautiful heritage city in Rajasthan, Udaipur forms an ideal writers’ retreat -- the perfect environment for a diverse group of emerging writers and mentors to have a refreshing and productive exchange.
The 6 screenwriting fellows and project names selected for the 2016 Screenwriters' lab are:

  1. Barren Land by Neeraj Narkar
  2. Manto by Nandita Das
  3. Nisar (Sacrifice) by Karan Tejpal and Gaurav Solanki
  4. Ram ji ka Ghoda by Bishnu Dev Halder
  5. Shame, Shame Puppy Shame by Batul Mukhtiar and Vivek Shah
  6. Reincarnation by Gaurav Bakshi

The applications for the next edition will be open from October 2016. Enquiries can be emailed to drishyamsundancelab@sundance.org and drishyamsundancelab@gmail.com or posted to our official Facebook page To find out more about the Drishyam | Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab 2015, click here.


Sundance Institute is a global non-profit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981.Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute has nurtured various award-winning projects such as
An Inconvenient Truth, Angels in America, Senna, Whiplash, Fruitvale Station, Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Lunchbox.