Cine Qua Non Lab is a nonprofit organization based in Morelia, Mexico, and New York City, founded in 2010 with the mission of supporting independent cinema by providing a space for filmmakers to envision and develop their work. Cine Qua Non Lab focuses on storytelling and holds residential workshops in English and Spanish in Tzintzuntzan, a small town in the State of Michoacán, Mexico, in a quiet natural retreat overlooking Lake Pátzcuaro, giving independent filmmakers from around the world the opportunity to work intensively on their feature-length narrative scripts.