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Writers INK Labs are a playground for upcoming filmmakers and writers.

Our Screenwriting Labs focus on upskilling emerging writers and filmmakers in the arts & science of cinematic storytelling. By disseminating high-quality knowledge and frameworks of good writing and empowering writers with networking skills and a thriving community, Writers INK aims to create a successful path for aspiring writers in India.

Lab Winner for Screenwriting Excellence 2022-23

Samhita Ayyagari

Special Mentions

Sukriti YJ

Best Spectacle Film

Neel Nakra

Best Coming of Age Drama

Ambarien Alqadar

Emerging Voice in Indian Cinema

Anureet Watta

Emerging Voice in Indian Cinema

Diversity at the Lab

A commitment to finding diverse storytellers lies at the heart of Writers INK.



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Meet theFaculty and Jury

Gabrielle Kelly

Executive Lab Director

Cari Daly

Associate Lab Director

Sushma Khadepaun

Lab Instructor

Aviv Rubinstien

Lab Instructor

Audrey Gevorkian

Associate Teacher

Michael Leung

Associate Teacher

Jyoti Nisha

Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Jitin Hingorani

Festival Director - DFW South Asian Film Festival

Sridhar Rangayan

Filmmaker, Writer, Activist and Festival Director

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

Jomon Jacob

Film Producer - The Great Indian Kitchen

Karen Tenkhoff

Film Producer - The Motorcycle Diaries

Lawrence Bowen


Madonne Ashwin

Filmmaker Mandela

Mike Reiss

Showrunner, writer and producer - The Simpsons

Neeraj Ghaywan

Filmmaker - Masaan

Pooja Kapadia

Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Tulsea

Radhika Gopal


Richie Mehta

Filmmaker and Writer - Delhi Crime

Sana Amanat

Executive Producer & Co-Creator - Ms. Marvel

Shonali Bose

Filmmaker - The Sky is Pink

Toby Bruce

Executive producer and Development executive

Wendy Calhoun

Writer & Executive Producer - Empire

Companies at the Pitchfest