Writers with original fictional features of any genre are invited.

The deadline for submissions for the 12th edition of NDFC Screenwriters’ Lab has been extended to 10th October 2018. 

The National Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established to encourage good cinema movement in the country. The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry and to foster excellence in cinema.

Under the mandate of film development NFDC lends prime focus to Screenwriting with a view to nurture deserving compelling narratives and stories. In 2007 NFDC Screenwriters’ Labs was initiated to assist Indian screenwriters to develop & re-examine their work with the singular view to bring out original audio-visual projects.

Since 2007 the Screenwriter’s Lab is a premier industry initiative that has developed 88 scripts till date.

  • 14 Films
  • 3 Under production(s)
  • 2 Seeking Distributors

Some of scripts developed at the lab are:

The Lunch Box

  • Cannes Film Festival
  • London Film Festival
  • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  • Toronto Int. Film Festival
poster of "The Lunch Box'
‘The Lunch Box’ by Ritesh Batra

The Good Road

  • Indian nomination for Academy awards, 2012
poster of 'The Good Road'
‘The Good Road’ by Gyan Arora


  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Chicago International Film Festival
Poster of 'Titli' directed by kanu behl
‘Titli’ by Kanu Behl

Lipstick Under My Burkha

  • Tokyo International Film Festival etc
poster of Lipstick Under My Burkha by Alankrita Shrivastava
‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ directed by Alankrita Shrivastava

Dum Laga ke Haisha

  • It was a commercially successful film in India
poster of Dum Laga Ke Haisha directed by Sharat Katariya
‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ directed by Sharat Katariya

Island City

  • Venice Film Festival
poster of 'Island city' by ruchika oberoi
‘Island City’ directed by Ruchika Oberoi