MUSLIM CENTERED WRITERS' LAB UPLIFTS THE AMERICAN MUSLIM NARRATIVE

Made possible with support from Extracurricular and The Black List.

Muslim Centered Writers LAB - For Educators-2

This feature film program was designed by Muslim filmmakers to create a cycle of support that centers the fellows’ artistic vision. The three-day lab will offer workshops that will guide participants from script through pitch. Following the writing intensive, fellows will continue with mentorship support as they prepare for meetings with industry leaders and decision makers.

We Are Proud to Present our Inaugural Fellows!

Maria Warith-Wade

Writers lab fellows (1)

AT RISK

After discovering the unexpected death of her father, a young college student catapults into adulthood and heavily weighs staying home to care for her family or returning to college.

 

ANNA KHAN

Writers lab fellows

THE LAST DAY OF RAMADAN

Muslim doctor Fida must contend with her estranged family, secret non-Muslim boyfriend, and an increasingly hungry stomach when she gets stuck in a time loop on the last day of Ramadan.

 

Mahnoor Euceph

Writers lab fellows (2)

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

Recently dumped by Prince James, the heir to the British throne, Pakistani-American, Pakiza, convinces her South Asian book-smart best friends to pull off the ultimate revenge heist: steal the looted Koh-i-Noor diamond at her ex’s Royal Wedding.

 

Aiman Mimiko

Writers lab fellows (1)

QUARTERS

Martin fights to instill love for his country in his daughter when a military coup leaves them unable to leave Nigeria for the life-altering surgery she desperately needs.

 

 Mithra B. Alavi

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ARRANGED

It’s her thirty-fourth birthday, and Rayhaneh fully expects her boyfriend of two years to propose. When he breaks up with her instead, she panics at the slow destruction of her biological clock. She does the only thing she can do: gets shit-faced drunk and calls her Iranian father to set her up with an eligible Iranian bachelor.

 

Marwan Mokbel

Writers lab fellows (4)

THE SCAR

A brash twelve-year-old boy is marked by an evil entity that has haunted his village for years, sentencing him to die in three days' time. As the village mourns his impending death, the boy races to vanquish the entity, only to discover that he’s more connected to it than he imagined.

 

We would like to highlight Honorable Mentions:

 

Khaula Malik

Sutoon

Faroukh Virani

Fossils

Sarah Chang Tadayon

The Dragon Emperor's Daughter

Aizzah Fatima

Stuck in Between

Asad Farooqui

Boundaries

Malik Aziz

Midnight in Kansas

We are grateful for the guidance we received from our Judges, Nominating Partners and Film Council.

 

For more information, please contact ISF at: contact@islamicscholarshipfund.org