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SCHOOL PROGRAM: How to Write a Short Film // Delivered by Craig Batty

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2024 SCHOOLS PROGRAM: 

HOW TO WRITE A SHORT FILM    
Delivered by Craig Batty, Internationally Acclaimed Screenwriter, Author and Script Editor


DATE:    Friday 8 March 2024
TIME:    12.30pm to 1.45pm
VENUE: Cairns City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns
PRICE:  $12


-- Please note: These sessions are only for students enrolled in Cairns and Far North Queensland schools -- 

-- Please contact your school or speak to your teacher to enrol in this workshop--


AGE GROUP:
This session is designed for students in Upper Secondary English and Media Studies.


SYNOPSIS:  
This workshop will cover the foundational elements of screenwriting, using the short film as a way of understanding and applying these elements. It will cover key aspects of the craft such as character, story, theme, narrative structure and visual storytelling. Through tools and frameworks, short film examples and scripts, students will learn how a short film can be developed from initial idea to final draft. They will leave the workshop with a plan of how they can begin to write a short film either for their schoolwork or their own creative work.

ABOUT CRAIG BATTY: Craig Batty is a screenwriter, author, researcher, story consultant and script editor. He has published 15 books on screenwriting, script development and media writing, as well as many other industry and academic articles. He is Professor and Dean of Research at the University of South Australia, where he oversees practice-based research across all creative disciplines. He also supervises PhD students working on screenwriting and script development topics.


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