Writing Shorts

This event took place Feb 28 - Mar 21, 2018

$180 Tuition
$130 for NWFF Members

Duration: 3h
Instructor: Craig Downing


In this generative workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating a standout short film screenplay that can be shot locally, with a limited budget. Filmmaker, instructor and festival programmer Craig Downing will guide the class through story development, technique, and pre-production aspects including storyboarding, shot lists, shooting schedules, and crew roles. For shorts under five minutes, learn what works, doesn’t, what festival programmers are looking for, and how to think like a producer in the writing process. Each student will create a short screenplay and workshop it with their peers by the end of the workshop. Students will leave this workshop ready and equipped to build a team and make a film!

Craig Downing

Craig Downing

Craig has both taught film and produced films in Seattle, Haiti and Iceland. In Haiti, Craig was the senior media educator at the Haitian School of Journalism, while also producing documentaries for NGOs in the area. In Iceland, Craig was the camera and grip department head at Saga Film, assisting with international features and commercials. Craig also serves as the festival director for Couch Fest Films, and contributes reviews to Short of the Week.

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