Screenwriting Foundation

Ever dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen on our two-week Screenwriting Foundation.

Our Screenwriting Foundation is the perfect platform for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. Through a series of practical writing exercises you learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop your own technique, voice and style.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 weeks, full-time
Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (plus additional hours incl. evenings and weekends)
Course Fees: £895

Ever dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen on our two-week Screenwriting Foundation.

Our Screenwriting Foundation is the perfect platform for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. You discover how writing for the screen is different from writing a novel or play, and we’ll give you handy tips on how to get past writer’s block. Through a series of practical writing exercises you learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop your own technique, voice and style.

You are taught about film narrative, character-driven storytelling, action and dialogue. Attention is given to screenplay formatting and presentation skills (pitching) to give you the best platform to take your ideas forward. Our Screenwriting Foundation focuses your writing skills through practical writing exercises, writing and rewriting a short film script with script-editing input and guidance from professional film & TV screenwriters, script editors and producers. The course culminates in performed readings of your short film scripts by professional actors to hear your words come to life!

LFA’s Screenwriting Foundation covers:

  • An introduction to film narrative
  • Character-driven storytelling
  • How to write action
  • How to write dialogue
  • Formatting your screenplay
  • Presenting and pitching your idea
  • How to write story outlines and scene-by-scene breakdowns

Course Goals

  • Complete a short film screenplay
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of screenwriting as a visual medium
  • Understand story structure, characterisation and plotting
  • Gain professional formatting and pitching skills
  • Opportunity to present your script to the LFA's Filmmaker's Club

While on the course and for one month after you will receive complementary membership with LFA networking Filmmaker's Club.

For further information email shortcourses@londonfilmacademy.com or call LFA on +44 (0)207 386 7711 to book your place over the phone with a credit/debit card.

Got the screenwriting bug and want to devote more time to developing your writing techniques? Spend one year learning how to write for a variety of genres and leave us with scripts for TV, radio two features that are industry ready on our Screenwriting Diploma. If you have already taken our Screenwriting Foundation you will get the cost of the course off the diploma course fees.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To book your place on this course please:
Apply online or 
Apply by post, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com or fax to 0207 381 6116. As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.

ENTRY CRITERIA

  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS

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