Thursday, January 11, 2018

Intro to Screenwriting

Free / Contribution-based workshop, Delhi

Do you passionately love writing, reading and the movies? Do you have a story to tell? Are you an aspiring filmmaker trying to grasp what distinguishes screenwriting from other forms of writing.

In this workshop we introduce you to the first principle of writing for the screen - show, not tell. What is this principle and why does it matter? A series of fun writing exercises help you apply this principle to your work. You write small situations, share them with others, and get immediate feedback from the tutor(s). You are also introduced to the elements a good story, powerful characterisation and the popular 3-act structure in films.

Please note that the workshop does not cover documentary scriptwriting; and does not involve any shooting or editing.

: Full day & Half-day options
LEVEL: Beginners

Beginners. You should ideally be without formal training in fiction filmmaking, but with a passion for writing, reading and films.

Age: 15+ years and above. Working knowledge of English. You may write in English or Hindi during the sessions.

Note: also good for participants of our other workshops, to brush up their screenwriting skills.

We encourage student clubs and film societies in colleges to host this workshop on their premises. If a student body hosts it, it's usually free; subject to some terms and conditions. Private institutions and schools may also request this workshop.

Pl note that we may require a month's notice.
Email us for the detailed terms: impulsemail AT gmail DOT com

We also organise this workshop independently every few months. Such sessions are not limited to schools/colleges - anyone may apply. These sessions usually require a contribution from participants; to help us cover venue and organising costs. Limited waivers are available on a means-cum-merit basis to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. 
In case you cannot attend the batch on 28 Aug, or are not eligible for it, enter your details here, and we will inform you of future batches.

02 Feb 2018 @ LSR College, Delhi University
25 Feb 2018 @ Actor Factor Studio
18 May 2018 @ Impulse Films
22 July 2018 @ Impulse Films
04 Aug 2018 @ Impulse Films
28 Aug 2018 @ Miranda House, Delhi University
18 Sep 2018  @ Maitreyi College, Delhi University