Screenwriting

In the field of screenwriting, the ifs offers both the specialization »Screenwriting« in the Bachelor’s program Film and the »Master’s program Serial Storytelling«. In addition, within the framework of our further education camps there are regular workshops on selected topics for screenwriters.

Specialization in »Screenwriting« in BA Film

It all starts with a blinking cursor and a vision: a screenplay is the dream of a film.

But what makes a good screenplay and why is it indispensable in filmmaking? What are the stories that can, want, need to be told? In the balancing act between unbiased curiosity, meticulous research, and careful tact, good screenwriters can succeed in finding stories and turning them into visually vivid screenplays written in an expressive and articulate language.

In the Specialization in Screenwriting, young writers learn more than how to tell good stories using pictures, developing credible characters and writing convincing dialogues. Teamwork is considered equally important, as well as a solid basic understanding of all aspects of filmmaking – including the demands of the market. The focus, however, is always on the individual style of the author – and on the story. Because regardless of whether or not the screenplay includes dialogue, or whether it’s fully developed or a rough draft: without a screenplay, there is no film.

Next application phase: from winter 2019/2020
Next start of studies: summer semester 2021

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