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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate

Writing Your Short Film

No Longer Enrolling

  • $385.00 Non-Member
  • $370.00 Member

Class Description

In this 6-week course, we will explore screenwriting for the short film. If you have an idea for a short film and you want to complete your script for it, or you want to generate ideas for your short film, this class is for you! We will cover and review basic rules of screenwriting and also analyze scenes and scripts from a diverse array of short films, some selections Oscar nominated such as "Night Ride" and "The Red Suitcase". Using these texts, we will craft characters, build worlds, and establish a cinematic language to effectively engage and communicate with viewers. Students will table-read their short film scripts during the workshop and receive feedback from the instructor and the class. Writers of all backgrounds and levels are welcome. In this rich and collaborative environment, we will work to create a screenwriting community of learning and continued support, and deepen our understanding of the craft.

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

Scholarships Format/Location

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

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!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!