North American Indigenous Screenwriters Initiative

Hosted By:
Roadmap Writers

Deadline: December 9th, 2022 by 11:59 PM PT (FREE!)

At Roadmap, we want to continue to do our part and build off of the inclusion work we've done over the past six years since Roadmap's inception to empower and lift up more Indigenous voices. We believe one of the best vehicles in the fight against racism and white-washed storytelling is to promote awareness and understanding of one another. The voices of Indigenous writers have been systematically ignored and undermined in Hollywood and society at large. We continue to support our diverse community of creators to help share and empower the experiences of persons of color.

Submit ONE project logline, script, and your writer bio, if you'd like to participate in this FREE program.

Please note this is ONLY open to North American Indigenous creative,  but feel free to spread the word!

Submissions are limited to ONE per writer to ensure all qualifying writers receive equal exposure.

Once you sign up and check out (at no cost), you will receive an email confirmation to upload and enter your material. 

We're also super excited to have Slamdance now join this Initiative! 

Each writer who submits to this Initiative will receive an invitation to attend Slamdance Joshua Tree’s workshop series for FREE from October 13th to 15th, 2023. 



The mission of Slamdance is to champion emerging artists who in turn will shape our cultural future.

Slamdance has successfully discovered and supported independent artists since 1995. Though Slamdance has greatly evolved since the early years, its spirit remains the same. Slamdance is a community, a year-round experience, and a statement in which everyone is invited to take part. As an artist-led group Slamdance has been able to thrive working outside the system to create a disruptive co-operative run ”by filmmakers, for filmmakers.” Slamdance continues to discover and nurture diverse, international creators through new programs like Slamdance Unstoppable, which focuses on creators with visible and nonvisible disabilities, existing programs like the Slamdance Screenplay Competition, DIG (digital, interactive and gaming), grants and mentorships, and its film festival: the Slamdance Film Festival, that will run in person from January 20th to 26th, 2023 and online on the Slamdance Channel from January 23rd to 29th and Slamdance Joshua Tree that will run in person from October 13th to 15th, 2023.

Slamdance conducts business as a Non-Profit Organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

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Slamdance Joshua Tree

As part of our Joshua Tree festival, we will present a screenwriting program focused on supporting unrepresented writers. This program will consist of daily workshops formed and directed by Slamdance alumni and industry members.


More about
Roadmap Writers

Roadmap Writers is a talent training and discovery platform for screenwriters ready for a guided path to success. Our programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate your craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. Since 2016, we have helped hundreds of writers from all over the world sign to representation, staff on series, and option and produce their projects. Our writers have been staffed on BRIDGERTON, THE FLASH, CHICAGO PD, THE FIRST LADY, NIGHT COURT, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE RESIDENT, REACHER, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, MAYANS and POKERFACE. Writers have sold, set up and been produced by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, MGM, American High, New Republic Pictures, Maven Screen Media, Lifetime, Will Packer Studios and Roku. 

How it Works

Entry Instructions

Following your registration, you will immediately receive a confirmation email that will serve as your receipt and will also include instructions for submitting your material. To upload your script, click the link in your "Order Summary" of your confirmation email to access the competition-specific material submission form. 

*Entries received after this deadline will be disqualified.*

If you do not receive your confirmation email or have any difficulty with the link to submit your material, please email

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.