Writing Short Films

13th April 2010 by Maura McHugh

Filmbase is running its popular “Writing Short Films That Get Funded” course again from 23rd – 25th April.

Making a successful short film is very often a springboard to a career in feature films, documentaries and TV drama. Competition for short film funding under the various Irish schemes, including the Filmbase/RTÉ Awards, is incredibly high.

COURSE AIM:
To give writers and producers expert guidance in crafting their short film scripts to the standards required by Filmbase/RTÉ and other funders and to improve the quality of entries for Irish short film schemes.

TUTOR:
Mary Kate O Flanagan is an award-winning screenwriter and experienced tutor and script consultant. She regularly reads and shortlists projects for schemes across the European film industry.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Finding a visual correlative for the theme of a short film
  • Develop an idea from conception to production-ready script
  • Avoiding the most common pitfalls and how to rewrite
  • Examining what makes short films effective

Cost: €220 waged / €180 unwaged
Deposit: €60 required (non-refundable)

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