Stowe Story Labs Fellowship

2017 Stowe Fellowship Winners
David Roccio, Founder of Stowe Story Labs presents 2017 fellowship awards to film majors Cassandra Crowley and Brian Holder, with Dean Willoquet-Maricondi. 

Helen Day Arts Center in Stowe, Vermont

The Division of Communication & Creative Media offers a competitive Stowe Story Labs Fellowship to the annual Stowe Story Labs workshops in September.

The Fellowship is awarded to junior Filmmaking students at Champlain College who have completed a feature-length screenplay, exhibits an advanced level of craft and a strong personal voice, and demonstrates the maturity and commitment necessary to take full advantage of the mentorships and opportunities offered by the Stowe Story Labs. Fellows gain invaluable knowledge of the form, insight into the industry, and professional connections.

Stowe Story Labs brings emerging screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers to Stowe, Vermont, for four days to work with seasoned industry professionals to help get films made and seen. The Labs focus on story structure and development, pitching and packaging, creative production, and film sales and distribution.

In addition to workshops, "in-conversation" interviews with industry pros, lectures, and time to work and reflect, there are evening film screenings, panel discussions, and informal receptions. Labs participants come from around the world and are chosen for the program through a competitive application process.

"This Fellowship significantly enhances opportunities for Champlain students and further reinforces Champlain College's commitment to excellence, artistic innovation, and a radically pragmatic education. Participation in the Stowe Story Labs will help aspiring screenwriters make the leap from students to practitioners," says Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Dean of the CCM Division.

"With Stowe Story Labs, we hope to help talented Champlain student writers and filmmakers develop the critical skills needed to get wonderful scripts turned into beautiful films," says David Rocchio, Managing Director and Founder of the Labs."

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