11-13 March 2013
London Film Academy

An intensive 3-day lab-based programme aimed at writer-directors who wish to move from shorts to features or who have made their first low-budget features. Ten selected writer-directors will have the opportunity to polish their skills in story development, pitching and directing actors during practical lectures, workshops and master classes with industry professionals, such as: Agnieszka Holland, Wojciech Marczewski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jan Harlan, David Pope and Michael Radford.

You will workshop your screenplay with professional actors, learn how to communicate effectively with actors to bring scenes to life, hear hints and tips on how to create dynamic screen performances and how to approach camera placement for maximum dramatic effect, how to get a world-class score for very little money and use music as a scripting tool.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunity to network with film/TV industry professionals, and learn more about how to pitch your script to the industry.

How much will it cost you?
The programme (workshops and masterclasses) is free to selected participants, but you will need to cover any accommodation and travel expenses.

What will you need to apply?
1. One page synopsis of your feature
2. Your showreel and CV (can be a weblink)
3. 1-page of script: 2 characters, 1 location – interior, with dialogue (it can be a scene from you existing screenplay)
Please email the above listed materials to

Application Deadline
The deadline for submission is 4pm on Monday 18 February 2013. The ten selected writer-directors will be informed by email by 26 February 2013.


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