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Script Studio Workshop

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival is now open for submissions for its popular Script Studio workshop beginning November 20.

The educational workshop is designed to provide scriptwriters with discussions and evaluations of their work. It includes a live reading of the scripts by actors followed by a panel discussion by film industry professionals.

Panels in previous years have included film producers, directors, actors, and casting directors. It is preferable that writers attend the presentation for direct participation in the discussions but alternatives like Skype have also been used.

The 2023 Script Studio Workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7, and will take place in the Encore Room of the Mount Baker Theatre (104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham). The event is part of a series of workshops during CASCADIA’s regularly scheduled festival May 4-7. It will be open to the public free of charge.

Scripts should be in screenplay form and no longer than 20 pages. All narrative genres and film formats are acceptable including animation. Submissions should be sent to our Film Freeway page here by January 31, 2023. Writers will be notified of acceptance in February, 2023. 


  • “The Cape” by Lauren Fields
  • “Excellent Fancy” by Julie Sharbutt
  • “Blood is Thicker” by Melissa Skirboll
  • “Whatever Layla Wants” by Barbara Stepansky

Please Note: All attendees must show proof of vaccination upon entry.