REGISTRATION now open till 30th March only.
(10 spots left!)
When: September 4th - November 6th
Frequency: Every Monday 1,5 hours
Time: 6.30-8.00 PM BST (UK TIME)
A 10-week course on Mondays led by Dr Tracy Mathewson to equip and engage you with the narrative tools needed to turn your inspiration into a working screen story. Each week we will take a deep dive into a new aspect of storytelling.
Throughout the course you will be guided on the development of your own screen story, culminating in a private showcase where each student can have a selection from their work read by actors.
After running the Female Film Club for 3 years we kept seeing the same problems with many of our members:
We saw our members struggling with some or all of these problems and we were keen to find a solution as we knew they had stories that need to be told!!
Not only does she hold an MA and PhD in screenwriting, is teaching at top universities in London, she is also a writer, director and script consultant. (and she rises a kickass motor!) Her knowledge spans from academia to the practicalities of filmmaking. She teaches with empathy, understanding and a big dose of tough love. Under the guidance of Dr. Tracy students have gotten their scripts commissioned, finished and are now proud to call themselves a writer.
Dr. Tracy is part of the FFC Family and we are so excited to let you know that the doors to her new writing courses are opening soon.
Join our open event on 14th March (UK time) to get to know Dr. Tracy and ask all your burning scriptwriting questions.
Sometimes what you need is guidance, support and structure.
That's why we build the Screenwriters Toolkit Course;
👉Weekly theory to watch when it's best for you
👉 1,5h per week classes on theme, genre, character building, dialogue and more
👉Case studies, clear examples to make the theory applicable.
👉Personal guidance + feedback on your work
👉Learn with an intimate group of 15 writers
👉Be a part of something bigger; the overarching FFC network where you can stay in touch, message and develop together.
👉10 weeks starting September 5th
👉Mondays 6.30pm-8pm classes
It's time to get your story on paper. Properly this time❤
Turn your inspiration into a working screen story.
-Clear, accessible theory and techniques
-Case studies on your favourite films and series
-Practical, in-class applications on your own work
-Feedback on your ideas in real time
Week 1: Why we tell stories
Week 2: Character
Week 3: Story World
Week 4: Genre
Week 5: Adaptation
Week 6: Structure
Week 7: Critical Workshop
Week 8: Dialogue
Week 9: Case studies
Week 10: FFC in-house Showcase
Each weekly lesson (1,5h) will consist of:
Before each lesson you engage with:
In the last session (6th November) we have an in-house showcase with FFC actors to prepare you for pitching and presentations
'These are brilliantly crafted and organised courses that are thorough but not too taxing that I couldn’t do it alongside all my other life commitments.
I feel I have come out of it with a fundamental understanding of screenwriting and I have now finished my screenplay and am ready to get it produced.
'Essential for writers! If you need a structure to build your 'house', this is the course for you. I like the fact that they offer the toolkit because we can go independent later on with our film projects. Liza and Nicole is super cheerful and supportive, Tracy is an amazing tutor and classmates, they're not only classmates but a supportive community who want to connect and help each other out :)'
'The Screenwriter's Toolkit and Art Of The Screenplay are the perfect introduction to storytelling for screenwriters – it takes a somewhat daunting genre and makes it both accessible and fun! The courses really boosted my confidence and gave me all the necessary tools to further improve my writing. Highly recommended!'
Mondays 6.30-8.00pm GMT
Every Monday from
September 4th-November 6th 2023
Join the Art Of The Screenplay Course in March/April
10 -week in depth Screenwriters Toolkit course starting in September-November.
£693 now available for £599*
Join the Art Of The Screenplay Course in March/April
+ 10-week in depth Screenwriters Toolkit course starting in September.
+ 6 month Alumni program November-May with weekly writing sessions and showcase
+ BONUS 9 recorded theory lessons to watch all year round.
£979 now available for £700*
Every session is given online, from wherever you call home. When you join this course you also get access to our online community where you can ask feedback from other attendees, chat through the lesson material and exchange ideas.
Join our open free event where you'll meet Tracy and can fire away all your questions.
If you can manage to attend 8 sessions we would highly recommend still joining as there will be space to catch up on what you have missed through the FFC platform and with other attendees.
If you have to miss more than 2 sessions we would not recommend joining this round.
This course is for advanced writers who are familiar with the writing process and have written screenplays before (short or features). If you are familiar with the format of a screenplay and are willing to put in the work you will be able to keep up with this course.
If you have not written any screenplays before we have a beginner course: The Art Of The Screenplay in March 2023 which will be better suited for you.
YES! There will be a maximum of 15 people taking this course to ensure personal feedback and questions will be answered. Workshopping and getting feedback on your script is an important part of this course.
Unless you've done an MA or PhD or got many feature films made this course will be useful for you. 'Essential for any writer' - Judith Jung
Yes, you'll definitely will be challenged and we encourage you to start with the Art Of The Screenplay Course. You can ask any question and bring examples of your own work/idea's to every course.
3x 1,5hour online sessions on Mondays, from wherever you call home.
Yes, we have writers that started off with Tracys courses and were not active in the industry before. Thanks to the course they have now created a great peer group in the industry and feel connected and part of it.
Yes, the rules and language are the same, in the Toolkit 10 week course Tracy adds things for students who want to write TV series.
The Art of the Screenplay will give you all the tools you need to write a feature film. You can use the same rules if you want to write a short film or TV series that is taken seriously by the industry.
Yes, often a major objection to starting to write is not knowing the structure and language, once you know that, the writing will be a lot easier to get started!
If you only miss one session of The Art Of the Screenplay that is fine, you will be able to do your homework and catch up, if you miss more then one session then this course is not for you.
If you are going for the Essential or Ultimate packages then we advise you to be at least 8 Mondays available between September and November.
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