Summer School Screenwriting with Keith Cunningham and Alkioni Valsari

The three-week, international »Summer School Screenwriting« is an intense introductory course. It aims to support aspiring writers in finding and voicing their vision, providing them with useful tools and essential professional screenwriting skills. In the end of this English-language programme, participants will have written a screenplay for a short film.

If you would like to be informed about the start of the application phase by e-mail, please register here.

Content

This three-week Summer School course aims to support aspiring writers in developing their creative writing skills in the area of screenwriting. In an enjoyable, supportive setting and through a combination of theory, practice and collaborative exercises, an international group of participants learns about all key aspects of this craft, ranging from premise, theme and topic to characters and character orchestration, from plot to scene structure, and from setting to subtext. Formal aspects like screenplay formatting, text forms and industry conventions are touched upon as well as tools and devices that help writers tell stories visually.

All of these aspects, however, are never seen as stand-alone entities, but viewed as means supporting writers in finding and conveying the stories they want to tell. Any theoretical input is immediately applied to writing exercises before the participants eventually enter into the story development of their own original short film script.

This programme is open to aspiring writers from various backgrounds, e.g. high-school students, current undergraduate students, postgraduate students, or media professionals from other fields.

As the Summer School Screenwriting will be held in English, applicants need to have English language skills of B2-level or higher.

Lecturers

Selection

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Keith Cunningham

Lecturers
Lecturers
Writer, Script Consultant, and Screenwriting Trainer (»The Soul of Screenwriting«), USA
Alkioni Valsari
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Alkioni Valsari

Lecturers

Summer School Screenwriting

Lecturers
Writer and Script Consultant, Germany / Greece
All
I really enjoyed the three weeks! I learned so much about screenwriting, especially how to use your emotions and memories as a way to tell your stories. Also that screenwriting is about loving all your characters.

Peter Neugebauer

Alumnus MA Serial Storytelling an der ifs

Peter Neugebauert
This course really changed my perspective. I will never forget the things I learned here!

Tim Dude

Student

Tim Dude
I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much – not only about the world of screenwriting but also about myself.

Emilia Stein

Student

Three intense and awesome weeks!

Patrick Heinelt

Regisseur

Great Experience! It will influence my future life!

Ralph Polinski

Regisseur

any further questions? we will be happy to help!

Carolin Groẞe Hellmann

Head of Serial Storytelling

Team

Head of Professional Training Screenwriting

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Programme Manager European Showrunner Programme

Team
Phone
0221 920188261
E-Mail

Andreas Gäẞler

Coordination Serial Storytelling

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Coordination Professional Training Screenwriting

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Phone
0221 920188267
E-Mail