LIFT Touring Workshop with Anywhere Creator Space: Short Dramatic Film Writing

 

 

LIFT Touring Workshop with Anywhere Creator Space in Sudbury:

Short Dramatic Film Writing

 

Workshop:
Sunday, June 28, 2015
10am – 5:30pm

Anywhere Creator Space

185 Lorne Street

Sudbury, Ontario

 

Cost: General $50 / Students + Members $40

 

 

LIFT Touring Workshop with Anywhere Creator Space in Sudbury:

Short Dramatic Film Writing

 

Workshop:
Sunday, June 28, 2015
10am – 5:30pm

Anywhere Creator Space

185 Lorne Street

Sudbury, Ontario

 

Cost: General $50 / Students + Members $40

(Pre-registration required: anyone(at)beginanywhere.ca)
Enrollment is limited to 6

 

Registration ends Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

 

A short film is often viewed as a stepping stone towards a long form narrative but like a short story or a poem it can be an art form with its own language. This workshop is designed to support you in writing your short film before, during and after the session. Through film screenings, exploration of principles of screenwriting craft and discussion of your work, this workshop will focus on the unique characteristics of the short film, its constraints and its freedoms, structural conventions and departures. By the end of the workshop, you should have a better understanding of what you want to say through film and how you can say it; a better understanding of yourself as a writer, and a better piece of writing.
 
Because the workshop is not merely theoretical, participants will be given an assignment upon registration that must be submitted by Thursday, June 25, 2015. The assignment will result in a short script in the early stage of development that will be developed in the workshop. 
 
Maureen Dorey is a free-lance analyst and story editor who helps writers find their voices, shape their stories and renew their inspiration. Her production credits include: Siddharth, written by Richie Mehta (2013, TIFF Selection, Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay), Blackbird written by Jason Buxton, winner of the Claude Jutra Award, (nominated for Canadian Screen Award, Best Original Screenplay), produced by Marc Almon (2012); Hidden (2011), written by David Shamoon, directed by Agniezka Holland and produced by The Film Works, (nominated for an Oscar and three Genies, including Best Screenplay); and Amal, written by Shaun and Richie Mehta (2007, also nominated for 6 Genies, including Best Screenplay).  Her television work includes Moccasin Flats, Season II, and Random Passage, an eight-hour mini-series directed by John N. Smith, produced by Passage Films and Cité-Amérique for broadcast on CBC and RTE (Eire), as well as Extraordinary Visitor, The War Between Us, Lyddie, and On My Mind, 6×30 min. children’s dramas. Story Editor in Residence to the Canadian Film Centre’s Writers Lab for the past 13 years, she also teaches Screenwriting at York University. She acted as story editor on several Canadian Film Centre Feature Film Projects, including: Nurse.Fighter.Boy. (produced 2008, nominated for 10 Genie Awards, including Best Screenplay), The Dark Hours, Siblings, Horsie’s Retreast and Show Me.

 

This workshop is part of LIFT’s Touring Filmmaking Workshops with media arts centers throughout Ontario. The touring program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

 

 

 

Starting: Sunday 28 June 2015 10:00

Non Members: General $50.00

Members: Anywhere / LIFT Members And Students $40.00

Location:
Anywhere Creative Space 
185 Lorne Street 
Sudbury ON Canada