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Intro to Screenwriting

A still from 'Flake' | Written and Directed by Cyrus Bezyan | Photo: Simon Taylor

Explore the role of a Screenwriter

Get all the tools you need in this introductory, two-day course. Get hands-on methods for building the foundations of character, story and structure used by professional screenwriters, illustrated with key moments from a wide range of films. Get feedback on your script ideas and on a scene of your choice.

Learn to generate ideas

Learn about generating story ideas, and principles of screenwriting with conventional and alternative structures

Learn key screenwriting concepts

Be introduced to the concepts of dramatic premise, suspense and developing characters

Learn about structure

Writing the short film – the differences between short and long form drama

Is Intro to Screenwriting right for you?

This is an introductory course. No previous experience required.

This course is open to students aged 16 years and over (students under 18 must complete an Under 18 consent form).

Intro To Screenwriting Offerings


31 Aug 2019 to 01 Sep 2019
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

Course Price:

This is the standard course price.

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

16 Nov 2019 to 17 Nov 2019
Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

For more information call 1300 065 281, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

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