Posted July 6, 2023

JBFC Emerging Screenwriter Fellowship Info Session

Have questions about the Emerging Screenwriting Fellowship?  Join our Zoom info session to ask questions and hear more about this high school program. Applications are due August 6.

Zoom Info Session: Tuesday, July 25 at 5:00 pm (ET)

In collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the JBFC is offering a brand new screenwriting intensive for 10th and 11th grade high school students in fall 2023. Led by NYU Tisch Professor Jeremy J. Kamps, the JBFC Emerging Screenwriter Fellowship will be a six-week course consisting of thirteen engaging sessions on the JBFC Campus.

Through this intensive program, ten students will gain a strong foundation in screenwriting, learn the elements of a film pitch, and develop collaborative skills within a workshop setting. At the end of the program, participants will have a finished screenplay for a short film, which will be performed at a table read by professional actors.

This program is open to all rising 10th and 11th grade high school students for fall 2023 and there is no minimum GPA requirement to participate. We understand that creativity must be supported, so all fellowships will be provided free of charge to participants, and fellows will also receive a sizable stipend to offset transportation and other costs.


The 2023 program consists of thirteen engaging sessions on the JBFC Campus from October 2– November 15 (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 5:30 PM–8:00 PM. The final class and table read will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 4:00 PM–9:00 PM. Students must commit to attend all class sessions in order to participate. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 6, 2023. 

Application requirements include: 

A Completed Application Form
Personal Statement
Creative Résumé
Unofficial High School Transcript 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email us at or call 914.773.7663, ext. 8. 

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