high scribe screenwriters lab

celebrating the craft of screenwriting and high scribes

The High Scribe Screenwriters lab is a live event capturing the ethos of what SVFF is all about.  By bringing together seasoned talent and aspiring writers to celebrate the craft of writing, this not to be missed experience offers participants insightful information about the process of screenwriting in an intimate and engaging format.


The Screenwriters Lab offers participants insightful information about the process of screenwriting and rewards one of three finalists with the High Scribe award for screenwriting.


Join Variety’s Todd Gilchrist and Academy Award® winning screenwriter Will McCormack for a conversation with co-writers of Fancy Dance, Erica Tremblay and Miciana Alise for a lively conversation about all things screenwriting and the reveal of the 2023 High Scribe award.

erica tremblay

Erica Tremblay is an award-winning writer and director from the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. Her feature film Fancy Dance premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

miciana alise

Miciana Alise’s feature script, Nancy’s Girls, lead to 2019 and 2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Program Fellowships.

will mccormack

He recently won the Academy® Award for the animated short film IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU in his directorial debut, which he co wrote and co directed with Michael Govier.

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