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Screenwriting: Master Craft Class on the Short Film Form with C.C. Webster (via Zoom)

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Are you interested in understanding the scope, needs and skills to craft a strong short screenplay? Short films are a great way to showcase your voice, talent and storytelling skill, but they have specific needs to be successful. The focus of this class will be the fundamentals of character, dramatic structure and the special needs of dramatic writing with the goal of arriving at a cohesive script for a short film. Many short films use the three act structures of feature film, but because of their shorter length they use other strategies as well. Topics covered in this class will include: screenplay form, the elements of drama, screenplay structure, character, plot development, conflict, story, pacing, act structure, and visual storytelling. Leave the class with tools and knowledge to succeed with your short film draft or revision.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom (Saturday, October 5, 12:30-2:30 PM ET) and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer/fall 2024 classes.

C.C. Webster wrote the feature films Blue Ball, PA; Show & Tell; Little Buffalo, selected for the Writers Lab, a program sponsored by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman; and her feature script Missing won the American Scandinavian Society’s Cultural Grant. She wrote and directed the short films “Tracks,” and “Civil War,” which played at more than fifty film festivals worldwide. She was the founder and artistic director of the Drive-In Film Festival which ran from 2007-2017. She has taught at Sundance Collab, Sarah Lawrence College, and Gotham Writers Workshop. She holds an MFA in Directing and Screenwriting from Columbia University.


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Screenwriting: Master Craft Class on the Short Film Form (C.C. Webster)
$ 130.00
15 available


October 5
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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