Arab Film Studio Storytelling, an initiative by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, in partnership with USA Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Film Independent
  • Image Nation Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the USA Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Film Independent, are launching AFS Storytelling – an in-depth program for scriptwriters.

Over the course of three months, world-class experts from Film Independent will teach you all about the different aspects of scriptwriting, allowing you to hone your writing craft through industry insights.

The workshops will cover: 

  • The pillars of cinematic storytelling
  • The different elements and concepts of screenwriting: story structure, character development, plot points and rewriting
  • Hands-on exercises to hone your skills
  • The practice and process of giving, receiving and incorporating notes
  • A thorough understanding of how the page translates to the screen
  • Preparing yourself to present your project 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

December 08 – 11, 2018 

  • Saturday 8th December, from 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday 9th December, from 4pm to 9pm
  • Monday 10th December from 4pm to 9pm
  • Tuesday 11th December, from 4pm to 7pm

Section II: Character Development

February 08 – 11, 2019 

  • Friday 8th February, from 2pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 9th February, from 9am to 2pm
  • Sunday 10th February, from 4pm to 9pm
  • Monday 11th February, one-to-one sessions

Section III: Making Your Movie

March 25 – 28, 2019

  • Monday 25th March, from 4pm to 9pm
  • Tuesday 26th March, from 4pm to 9pm
  • Wednesday 27th March, from 4pm to 9pm
  • Thursday 28th March, one-to-one

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. 

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 filmfor 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 for a short film in English (minimum one page, maximum two pages)
  2.    Log line
  3.    Short Summary
  4.    Short bio

 

 

 

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