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AFS STORYTELLING 2022

Image Nation Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Embassy of the United States and Film Independent, are offering AFS Storytelling – an in-depth program for scriptwriters.

Over the course of six months, world-class experts from American industry leader Film Independent will teach you all about the different aspects of scriptwriting, allowing you to hone your writing craft through in-depth sessions on the screenwriting craft and practice.

The program will teach you:

  • The pillars of cinematic storytelling.
  • The different elements and concepts of screenwriting: story structure, character development, plot points and rewriting.
  • Provide you with hands-on exercises to hone your skills.
  • Guide you through understanding the practice and process of giving, receiving and incorporating notes.
  • Provide a thorough understanding of how the page translates to the screen.
  • Help you to prepare yourself to present your projects to international competitions and festivals.

THE COURSE WILL BE SPLIT INTO THREE PARTS – WHICH YOU MUST COMMIT TO:

Section I: Finding Your Story and Story Structure – VIRTUAL – July 2022

  • Tuesday, July 26 to Friday, July 29, from 7pm to 9pm AND
  • Monday, August 1 to Thursday, August 4, from 7pm to 9pm

Section II: Character Development – VIRTUAL – September 2022

  • Tuesday, September 13 to Friday September 16, from 7pm to 9pm AND
  • Monday, September 19 to Thursday September 22, from 7pm to 9pm

Section III: Making Your Movie – IN PERSON – December 2022

  • Friday, December 8, from 4pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, December 9, from 11pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, December 10, from 11am to 5pm
  • Monday, December 11, from 5pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday, December 12, from 5pm to 8pm

Each section will be taught by a different leading U.S. industry professional who will give you the tools to express your own unique, authentic voice and craft compelling content that can reach a local and global audience in the digital space.

Training will take place at Image Nation offices, Abu Dhabi.

PLEASE NOTE:

This is an interactive practical program designed to workshop and develop material through the three sections. Participants must submit a treatment for a short film for the first section, and then develop a first draft of a screenplay for a short film to be admitted to the second section. 

YOU MUST COMMIT TO THE FULL PROGRAM.

To apply for the course, please submit:

  1. Treatment in English (minimum one page, maximum two pages).
  2. Log line.
  3. Short bio.

The deadline for submissions will be June 15, 2022.

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