Workshops

Everything You Need to Know About Submitting to Film Festivals

Location: Lighthaus.berlin
Time: 19:30 to 21:30 – 26th June 2018

A presentation covering how to prepare your content before submitting to a festival and what to include when submitting. It will cover what festivals hate most that get you rejected and the Dos and Don’ts when looking at Submission Platforms.

This is aimed at anyone who has or is going to submit to festivals and you will gain  clear guidelines that will give your film the best chance of being selected.

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RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD:

Film Screening Evaluation SheetSubmissions Tracking Sheet

 

8-Week-Workshop: Pitch Plus Ten – Script Development Course

Location: Lighthaus.berlin
Time: 19:30 to 22:30 –  Every Wednesday from 28th August to 16th October 2018

This is a practical, hands-on screenwriting & pitch proposal course.
8 consecutive weeks | 1 evening per week | 3 hours per session | plenty of homework

WHO IS IT FOR? This course is for anyone who has ideas for a script, but doesn’t know what to do with them. It is far people with limited experience in writing and for people who find themselves procrastinating about the subject.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT? At the end of this course, you will have a: Title | Logline | 1 Page Synopsis | Treatment |First Ten Pages | Pitch Proposal Document | 1 minute Elevator Pitch (Participation is a must!)

WHAT IS THE AIM? The aim of the course is to help you acquire the skills, strategy and knowledge to:

  • Develop your ideas, if you don’t know how to
  • Stop procrastinating about writing
  • See something through if you lack discipline
  • Gain insight & knowledge
  • Improve your confidence

You will be given a definite framework to work to that contains some lecture-style instruction with games & exercises. You also receive constructive feedback and encouragement from the group & myself. So, if you want to see results, come, be heard AND WRITE!

WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER? The course will cover the following topics:

  • Techniques to generate, flesh out & develop inspiration, concepts & background
  • The importance of loglines, concept statements, outlines, synopsis, treatment
  • Theme & Tone: Your subject matter & how you present it to your audience
  • Conflict: No struggle, no opposition, no story
  • Characterization: Creating memorable characters & exploring subtext
  • Structure: Building structure & texture in the world of your script
  • Screenplay Formatting
  • Visual Storytelling: We will gain insight into our story by collecting media, information
  • Dialogue: Writing compelling dialogue & giving characters a unique voice
  • Rewrite: If you can’t write a compelling first 10 pages, nobody will read the rest

PARTICIPANT FEE: €149 (regular); €120 (early bird until 15.06.)

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