Learn the structure, character development and commerciality of a short script 5-7 pages long. Watch various award-winning shorts and analyze why they are successful. Learn about script competitions, how to get your script produced. Read through of all scripts by attendees and actors if needed. Vote on the script to go through to be professionally made in the Film In a Week Course that will run from19-23 June. This will get an IMDB credit and a film credit for you and help you in your career path, getting back into the industry, etc.
The maximum number of attendees is 10. Places on the free course will be given to the entrance script concept that the tutor thinks shows the most promise. Sometimes these courses are oversubscribed. You must also agree to attend all the days assigned and be prepared to do homework so that you have your work finished by Thursday 8 June to bring finished on Friday 9 June for the read through, discussion and voting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please indicate on the form you will receive when you book if you need to borrow a laptop from the college. Your own laptop with Final Draft software downloaded is preferred. A free 30 day trial can be downloaded in advance onto your laptop. We will holding an online intro to this course and the Make a Film in A Week course on Friday 2 June from 6-7 pm for you to ask any questions.
When you book, you will be sent a link to a form to write one paragraph (max 120 words) outlining the concept of your short script. No more than four characters and two locations. No car or helicopter chases, no vfx, no guns. Any genre.
Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be uploaded. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please bring evidence of this).
Upon successful completion of the course you can progress into further study in this area.