Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen have announced the names of six up-and-coming screenwriters who will participate in the inaugural Short Film Lab on 6 November. Selected from more than 90 applicants from around New Zealand, the participants in the 2010 Short Film Lab are: Sam Bunkall, Simon Hansen, Lauren Jackson, Kelly Joseph, Renae Maihi, and Rose McIver.

Script to Screen's Simon Marler, who convened the selection panel that included producer Matt Horrocks, writer/director Tearepa Kahi, and Festival Director Gina Dellabarca, says, "Selecting applicants for the Short Film Lab was no easy task...The chosen six participants demonstrate excellent potential to develop ideas for short films with vision and heart." Read the full press release here.

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