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YATC Writer's Retreat
Next up February 23-25, 2024

YATC's students & alumni have written projects that have been accepted into countless film festivals across the world. Whether you have a story to share and just need the time to put it to paper, or the inkling that you might be a writer but haven't ever had the chance to receive feedback in a supportive environment, this is the program for you. Using the tools YATC has to offer, scripts written by both students and staff have been nominated for numerous awards at the festivals listed below:


Cannes Film Festival’s American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Award: 

Andy's Arrow (2021, dir. Nathan Adloff & Dave Barkley); Royalty (2021, dir. Logan Thomason & Sav Souza); No Shame ( 2021, dir. Suzan Jones); Never Alone (2021, dir. Karen Moore); Henry (2019, dir. Shawn Ryan) Birthday Girl (2018 dir. Jim Fall); Pretty (2018 dir. Jim Fall)


Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion, Outfest LA, Sidewalk Film Fest, LA Shorts International Film Festival, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Cinema Touching Disability Festival 
Desperado LGBTQ Film Festival, Monarch Film Festival, Chicago Reeling Film Festival, Out on Film, Tampa International Gay Film Festival, Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions @PinewoodStudios  Covellite International Film Festival, Newark IFF Youth Festival 

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