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Writing a Short Film: Grades 7-12

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

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Learn the art of writing a short film

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

Students who are 16 years and over may consider AFTRS’ Intro to Screenwriting.

Engaging characters

Learn skills to write engaging characters and action.

Compelling storylines

Learn skills to write compelling storylines.

Screenplay layout

Learn how to lay out your screenplay according to industry standards using Celtx (free screenwriting software).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** A signed consent form is required for all students under 18, otherwise they cannot participate in the course.

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 a 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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