Online: Zoom

Kickstarting Your Short Film

Friday, July 29th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Short films offer screenwriters the opportunity to introduce their story concepts, demonstrate their writing skills, and collaborate with directors and fellow creatives in the industry—without breaking the bank. In "Kickstarting your Short Film," students will learn to tell a complete, engaging, and visually compelling story in 5-10 pages. We will explore basic elements of screenwriting, including genre, structure, character and story development. Along the way, the class will watch and discuss an array of short films by award-winning filmmakers, which may include but are not limited to Meryam Joobeur (Tunisia/Syria), Marshall Curry (USA), Carolina Markowicz (Brazil), Irene Moray (Spain), Charles Williams (Australia) and Matthew A. Cherry (USA).

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Mariona Lloreta
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • Generative


  • Generate New Work
  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion


  • Screenwriting

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