YOUNG SCREENWRITERS' CONFERENCE

What is it?

The Young Screenwriters’ Conference is a day long event made possible through local collaborators that offers students grade 8-12 the chance to learn and work with industry professionals on film related things. Students will experience hands-on learning in scriptwriting and other media fields such as documentaries, and virtual reality.

Project Write, the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project, SU’s Department of Media and Communication, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are teaming up to bring a day of screenwriting and production workshops to the area for the FIFTH year!

This year’s conference will be held:

Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in-person at Shenandoah University

Includes the keynote speaker’s presentation and writing workshop, breakout sessions, and lunch in SU’s Dining Hall. Also, includes attendance at Virginia Emerging Filmmakers’ Festival, and a showing and discussion led by our keynote presenter at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Winchester.
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What's The Cost?

Registration cost is $25 for students. Advisers can attend for FREE. 

Special Circumstances:

Why Screenwriting?

PAST GUESTS

JOE KELLY

Comic creator and screenwriter known for BEN 10, I KILL GIANTS, and his contributions to reinvigorating the Deadpool comics.

DASH SHAW

Comic creator, screenwriter, and animation director known for My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea.

REBEKAH MCKENDRY

Screenwriter, director, and producer known for Glorious and All The Creatures Were Stirring.

CHRISTOPHER C. ROGERS

Showrunner & screenwriter for Halt and Catch Fire & Paper Girls.

Save the date:
SATuRDAY, MARCH 2!

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.