ABOUT THE SCREENWRITING COURSE


In order to develop a scenario with a powerful narrative and authenticity in image and language, several steps have to be taken. In these workshop weeks we will focus on writing a synopsis and then a scenario for a short film. We will pay attention to techniques and structures, but we will mainly look for your way to create a clear story with a clear language in both the action and the dialogue.

Because you are working with a small group of participants in this workshop, there is room for a lot of individual attention for your project. Most of the material is applicable to every participant/student, but homework assignments, feedback and approach do not have to be.
In this intensive period you will get the personal attention to make your film idea concrete and to look for the right tone and atmosphere in your scenario. In this way, you can move on to the realization of your short film with a concrete plan.

OBJECTIVE


Participants have the ambition to write and/or direct a short film and have an idea in mind that needs further elaboration. In a short period of time the tools and skills of writing a scenario will be intensively examined and your personal writing style can be examined. This includes narrative structures, characters and intermediate steps such as synopsis and treatment means, but the goal remains a personal and necessary narrative. Sytske will also discuss in detail how to approach dialogues. And perhaps the most important part of the profession, rewriting.

The aim of this speed course is to concretize the scenario, the working method and the next steps, and to receive concrete feedback on the work done.

FOR WHO?


This workshop is for both experienced and novice filmmakers.
It is important that there is already a basis for your synopsis, so that you can make use of the feedback and suggestions of the teacher. This program is meant as a kickstart of your film plan, whether that is a whole new plan that you are excited about (and know all about), a plan for which you need a new insight or a final finishing touch before you start sharing it with external parties.


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PRICE

EUR 595,-


DURATION

4 weeks

START:

WEEK 1
Tuesday 02 July – Thursday 04 July

WEEK 2
Tuesday 09 July – Thursday 11 July

WEEK 3
Sunday 21 July

WEEK 4
Sunday 28 July


PARTIAL PAYMENT POSSIBLE:

If you would like to pay in partial payments you can apply through this link


LANGUAGE/TAAL

English


Accommodation:

Not included

Suggestions by AFS:

Stayokay Oost Zeeburg (5 minute walk)

Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Centre East (5 minute walk)


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Location


Amsterdam Film School
Panamalaan 5G
1019 AS Amsterdam
Nederland

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