high scribe

celebrating the craft of screenwriting

High Scribe is an opportunity for screenwriters to  polish and develop their projects, facilitate meaningful connections and build an active industry community.

This comprehensive program dives into storytelling from all angles with a competition that shines light on emerging voices, a residency elevating projects to their highest potential, and the Screenwriters Lab at the Festival exposing our community to the world of narrative storytelling.


The High Scribe Screenwriting Competition selects an emerging writer to benefit from the mentorship of SVFF’s vast network of award winning screenwriters and producers including Will McCormack, Chris Moore and Heather Rae, access to panels and parties at the Festival, and a special week long residency in the fall.

high scribe residency program

The winner of the High Scribe Competition will be invited to return for a week later in the year as Writer-In-Residence at the historic Ernest and Mary Hemingway House, owned and operated by The Community Library.

HIGH SCRIBE script club

For local writers and reading enthusiasts to connect, get inspired and expand their passion for storytelling. Script Club participants learn what makes a great script great and participate in selecting the winner of the High Scribe Screenwriting Competition. 

high scribe screenwriters lab

This Festival favorite is a lively conversation between an established screenwriter and industry insider. The event explores the creative process from nascent idea to final product.

Event date and time will be announced closer to the Festival. 


Picture of CODY TUCKER


Winner of inaugural High Scribe Screenwriting Award

“I would say this … If you find yourself in the Sun Valley Screenwriters Lab, shake the shit out of every experience it affords you, then chase every opportunity that falls your way. You’ll meet people you’ll always remember, you’ll get the chance for them to remember you, and then you could be on your way down a very cool path. I’ve been dining out on it for years. “

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