× Screenwriting Lab 1 - 2022-23 Screenwriting Lab 2 - 2023-24 (Applications Closed) Bootcamp Alumni About Writers INK

Identify. Nurture. Catalyze.

A nationwide skill-building initiative, Writers INK is India's first premier storytelling program that aims to identify, nurture and catalyze creative minds to write stories that can make us laugh, cry, reflect and act.

Our Focus



Educate aspiring writers to apply storytelling techniques across genres and formats



Help writers write authentic stories with a lens on diversity, equality and inclusion



Empower writers with a clear and a structured pathway to a prolific writing career



Empower writers to tell stories that can spread awareness about social issues and inspire action

Feature Film Screenwriting Labs

Accelerated 10-12 Week Online Screenwriting Lab

International Faculty & Global Curriculum

Industry Speakers

Collaborative Alumni Network

Scholarships, Grants and Career Guidance

Pitchfest & Networking

Meet the Lab Directors

Learn from a world-class faculty and speakers

Gabrielle Kelly

Executive Lab Director

Faculty at the AFI Conservatory, Fulbright scholar in Asian media, screenwriter, producer and global expert in screenplay Labs, a mentor at the Sundance Middle East Lab and a BAFTA member

Cari Daly

Associate Lab Director

An alumna of the American Film Institute and Tisch NYU, faculty for screenwriting at AFI conservatory and the Native American Media Alliance, a screenwriter, producer, and development consultant, winner of the AFI - William J. Fadiman Screenwriting Award and the Academy Awards Nicholl Top 20 list

Past Speakers

Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker, Writer, producer

Apoorva Bakshi

Producer - Delhi Crime

Devdutt Pattanaik

Mythologist, Author, Speaker, Illustrator

Gazal Dhaliwal

Screenwriter - Mismatched

Jeo Baby

Filmmaker - The Great Indian Kitchen

Karen Tenkhoff

Film Producer - The Motorcycle Diaries

Lawrence Bowen


Mike Reiss

Showrunner, writer and producer - The Simpsons

Neeraj Ghaywan

Filmmaker - Masaan

Sana Amanat

Executive Producer & Co-Creator - Ms. Marvel

Shonali Bose

Filmmaker - The Sky is Pink

Wendy Calhoun

Writer & Executive Producer - Empire

Alumni Speak

Our Partners