REGISTRATION OPEN NOW
When: September 5th - November 7th
Frequency: Every Monday 1,5 hours
Time: 6.30-8.00 PM BST (UK TIME)
Capacity: 15 spaces available (first come first serve basis)
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.
This course is for you if:
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 (7th November) we have an in-house showcase with FFC actors to prepare you for pitching and presentations
6 months FFC membership is included in the price.
Want to pay another way or pay in 3 instalments?
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Dr. Tracy Mathewson has written and directed multiple award-winning shorts and short film scripts.
Her recent feature screenplay RENDER ranked among the top 15% of scripts in the 2021 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Competition.
She has a PhD in Film by Creative Practice and an MA in Screenwriting and taught film students at the University of York and University of Winchester for the last 4 years.
She'll guide you through all the themes with a lot of tough love, give clarity about complex structures and idea's and will make sure you'll finish this course ready to pitch your script.
Join our open event on August 1st 7-8pm BST (UK time) to get to know Dr. Tracy and ask all your burning scriptwriting questions.
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.