This 8-week screenwriting workshop is designed for individuals looking to develop a short or feature film script. Each week, participants will learn about a particular element of screenwriting and how to apply it to their project. Additionally, participants will receive feedback on their writing progress from the workshop instructors and peers. While this course works for a script at any stage of development, it is strongly advised that you come with a clear concept of the project you intend to develop throughout the 8 weeks. Feature and short scripts will be accepted.
Note: This workshop will be eight weeks long, running Monday evenings 6pm – 9pm, October 24th to December 12th. Non members should consider purchasing an associate membership (40$ tax included) in order to qualify for member pricing.
Price: $280/360+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)
Iain MacLeod is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Halifax. Educated at the Canadian Film Centre he has written and directed a number of short films and written for such TV shows as Street Cents and Trailer Park Boys. He has also written or co-written several feature films, including Beat Down, Relative Happiness and Your Money or Your Wife, which he also directed. This past summer he directed his second feature (You Ruined Our Life) currently in post-production. Iain is a past Film 5 writer mentor, has taught many screenwriting workshops at Afcoop and co-designed its Script Clinic.
Bretten Hannam is a metis (Mi’kmaw/Ojibwe) writer-director based in Jipuktuk in Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia). His films focus primarily on outcasts and outsiders, dealing with themes of identity, tradition, and community. His short film, DEEP END was shown at film festivals across the world, including Frameline, BFI Flare, and the Iris Prize in Cardiff. He co-wrote the short CHAMPAGNE which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. His first feature-length film, NORTH MOUNTAIN, won Best Original Score at the Atlantic Film Festival 2015, and Best Feature Film by Screen Nova Scotia 2016. He is a Fellow of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, Outfest Screenwriting Lab, as well as an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Screenwriting Lab. Recently his feature script WAISIS was shortlisted for the Sundance International Screenwriting Lab 2015, and qualified as quarter finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships 2016.