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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Wanted: the next James Cameron – applications open for free three-month screenwriting course in Abu Dhabi 

The AFS Storytelling workshop is a collaboration between Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the Embassy of the United States and Film Independent

Time to start writing: applications for the three-month AFS Storytelling course are now open
Time to start writing: applications for the three-month AFS Storytelling course are now open

If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a film script, now is your chance to turn that fantasy into a reality.

Emirati film production company Image Nation Abu Dhabi has linked up with the Embassy of the United States and Film Independent, a non-profit arts organisation, to launch AFS Storytelling, a three-month course for ambitious scriptwriters.

Experts from Film Independent, including A Wrinkle in Time screenwriter Jeff Stockwell, will teach the successful candidates about the different elements of screenwriting – story structure, character development, plot – as well as explaining how the page translates to screen and even offering guidance on how to present projects at festivals and competitions.

The course, which takes place at the Image Nation offices in Abu Dhabi and is free, is split up into three sections. Successful applicants are expected to commit to the full programme.

Section I: Finding Your Story and Story Structure

December 8-11, 2018

Section II: Character Development

February 8-11, 2019

Section III: Making Your Movie

Monday 25-28, 2019

Applicants must submit the following information:

  1. Treatment in English, (minimum one page, maximum two pages)
  2. Log line
  3. Project synopsis
  4. Short bio

You can apply here: arabfilmstudio.formstack.com/forms/afs_storytelling

Applications close on November 30.

Applications are now open for the three-month AFS Storytelling course 
Applications are now open for the three-month AFS Storytelling course

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