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Screenwriting Intensive

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

Explore screenwriting

Write a completed short film script in five days, while learning the fundamentals of screenwriting.

Guide your stories from initial idea to a finished, polished script ready to be pitched on the final day

Learn story structure, theme, character, roadblocks, arcs, tension, conflict and resolution

Produce an eight-page script in five days

What you will need

You will need to complete writing activities during the evenings of this five-day course.

Some pre-watching is required:

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  • The Lobster ( Yorgos Lanthimimos, 2015)
  • Stranger Than Fiction ( Marc Forster, 2006)

Screenwriting Intensive Offerings


24 Jun 2019 to 28 Jun 2019
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5:00pm

Early Bird Industry Price:

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast practitioners and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

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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