Introduction to short film screenwriting workshop with IdeasTap

you just don’t have as long to tell your story! With this in mind, IdeasTap is offering 20 members the chance to attend two screenwriting workshops designed to take you through the mechanics of short film scriptwriting.

The workshops will be held in London on 14 and 21 May 2014 from 6pm to 8pm.

They will be led by Sheena Bucktowonsing (Soho Theatre Writers’ Centre, Script Factory, Kindle Entertainment).

Sheena will strip back the process and look in detail at how you turn your idea for a short film into a satisfying story. She’ll go through basic narrative structure and make sure that you have all the building blocks of a great short film. You’ll get to tackle the details of genre, tone and style. You’ll look at how to set up the world and the characters of your story quickly and effectively, and how to use visual metaphor and motif to make sure that you make the most of this visual medium. There’ll also be tips on how to present and package your script.

These sessions are for writers wanting to write a short film script for the first time. You might have experience in writing other forms but have never had a short film script produced. The sessions will be practical and involve writers developing their ideas from one session to the next.

How to apply: you’ll need to follow the brief on the IdeasTap website, where you’ll be given the opportunity to upload support materials.

Deadline: 25 April 2014 at 5pm

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs

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