2015 FiLMLaB Contest Closed

The deadline for the 2015 FiLMLaB Contest has passed as of midnight last night, and the lab doors are CLOSED.

Thank you to every one who submitted a short script. We are honored to read your words and get a glimpse into the magic of your imagination. The month of April will be dedicated to evaluating every script for the quality of the writing, adherence to the contest rules and parameters, and integration of the writing prompts until we arrive at a winner. Throughout the month we will announce the names of writers advancing from first round judging to second, etc., and anticipate the final determination by early May.

Congratulations for stepping into our lab and joining our little experiment. We are truly excited to read your work and see the unique ways you managed to weave the prompts into your story.

Wish our judges luck. They have a very difficult job ahead of them.


Ruth Witteried

As Visual Media Director, Ruth Witteried works with all programs based in the visual arts, including screenwriting and film production. As Executive Director of the FiLMLaB competition and project, she produced the 2012 FiLMLaB short, Alis Volat Propriis, winner of the 2013 OIFF Best Comedic Short; 2013′s Coffee.Table.Book.; 2014's Unwelcome Guests, and in 2015, The Return of Bug Eyed Bill. She acted as Film Coordinator for the Willamette Writers Conference from 2011-2013 and occasionally teaches screenwriting at Clark College. She currently is Executive Director of Willamette Writers' FiLMLaB. You can follow her on Twitter @sityourassdown1 or Facebook at FiLMLaB. Contact her. (visualmedia@willamettewriters.org)