Writing a Short Film

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Working with an experienced screen writer, learn the art of writing a short film - from initial conception through to the development of your story.


Learn skills to help you write compelling storylines, engaging characters and action. Plus learn how to lay out your screenplay according to industry standards using Celtx (free screenwriting software).

This is an intensive and rewarding course if you’re interested in creative writing, writing for the screen or if you are developing screen content as part of your HSC studies.


“The tutor was a fantastic mentor who supported and helped develop my film ideas. Thank you so much!”

"I loved every minute of it. Given the chance I would do it all over again!"

"It helped my daughter with her writing skills immensely"


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