stowe story labs

[Updated 4/9/20]

SAGindie is excited for our continuing partnership with the Stowe Story Labs in offering a unique opportunity to a filmmaker of color, the fourth annual SAGindie Fellowship!

The SAGindie Fellowship covers fees to send a creative producer, director, or screenwriter from a diverse background to the Stowe Narrative Lab, taking place June 6 – 9, 2020, in Stowe, Vermont. Lab attendees are paired with industry mentors to work on their craft and gain insight into production, financing, distribution, and more.

Previous SAGindie Fellows include Shilpa Sunthankar, Esra Saydam, and Selena Mars.

UPDATE: The 2020 SAGindie Fellow has been announced!

  • 2020 SAGindie Fellow: Vinny Lopez (Brooklyn, NY), The Great Leader
  • 2020 Honorable Mention: Amen Igbinosun (Los Angeles, CA), Queen Mother

The 2020 SAGindie Fellowship finalists were:

  • La’Chris Jordan (Los Angeles, CA), Roses in the Water
  • Zorinah Juan (Brooklyn, NY), The Threat of Joy
  • Jennifer Kim (Pasadena, CA), Boba Rules
  • Vinny Lopez (Brooklyn, NY), The Great Leader
  • Shruti Saran (Austin, TX), Finding Satoshi
  • Josalynn Smith (Brooklyn, NY), Ride Or Die
  • Masum Momaya (Gilberts, IL), The Stylist
  • Craig T. Williams (New York, NY), How Ya Like Me Now

Congrats to this year’s fellow and the other finalists!

If you have any questions about the Stowe Story Labs, reach out at or visit their website at


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