Join us at FilmLab Screenwriter’s Happy Hour!

Every second Wednesday of the month, join us to network, talk shop, and learn all about the industry. Info below and at our Events Calendar.

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About our Program

FiLMLaB started in 2012 during the Willamette Writers Conference. The lab grew out of a desire to expand upon and promote the growing film industry in Portland, Oregon.

In 2023, we were focused on preparing and sharing our work at the Willamette Writers Conference.

2024 details will be announced soon — make sure you attend our Happy Hour for more info!

The Script to Screen Competition was the focus of FiLMLaB in past years. Writers submit a script, which is judged by industry professionals in Portland for the first round, then sent to our judges in LA for the final round. The winning script is then produced by Willamette Writers, and is premiered at the Willamette Writers Conference the first week of August.

Proudly Supported By

Companies and Organizations

Regional Arts and Culture Council

Gearhead Production Rentals

Deep Sea Pictures

Koerner Camera

Galaxy Sailor Productions

Canby Film Festival

Klamath Film Festival


FJ Pratt

Phil Anderson 

Alexandra Keister

Eric Macy

Jade Harris

Efrem Peter

Heidi DuBose

Kameron Gates

Glenn McCumber

Jessi Walters

Raquel Mansell

Randall Jahnson

Stefen Feuerhardt, Attorney at Law

Amy Souza

Kate Ristau


Nicholas Restaurant

Off the Waffle

Crater Lake Soda

Xylem Cider

Ecliptic Brewing

New Cascadia

Hot Lips Pizza

Nossa Familia Coffee

Heathman Hotel