Feature Workshop: Moving from Poetry to Theatre to Screen, with Sandra Sciberras

Writers' Centre Event

Feature Workshop: Moving from Poetry to Theatre to Screen, with Sandra Sciberras
Sun, 01/04/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $77 TWC members + Wide Angle and AWG members; $127 for non-members
Legacy House, 151 Macquarie St, Hobart

admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 6224 0029

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is pleased to present a feature workshop with the engaging Sandra Sciberras, an award-winning Australian screenwriter and director living in Melbourne.

Sandra’s one-day workshop will benefit emerging and established screenwriters, and writers in all genres who are interested in developing skills in writing for film.

Sandra’s first fully-funded and distributed feature is The Caterpillar Wish, on which she was screenwriter and director. Nominated at the Film Critic’s Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, it went on to win an AFI award for Best Supporting Actress (Suzi Porter) and an IF award for Best Art Direction. Her graduating short film Frail Mary won numerous awards and nominations, and her first feature Deeper Than Blue premiered at the Sydney International Film Festival. Sandra is the Post Graduate Convenor at the VCA School of Film and Television, where she lectures in screenwriting and directing and coordinates a new Master of Screenwriting program. Her next film, Winter, will go into production in 2012. Her work can be seen at www.sandrasciberras.com.  She lives in Melbourne.

Part 1: Sandra’s history as a writer: moving from poetry to theatre to the screen. Why she views screen writing as fundamental. What makes a good script - story, characters, structure and most importantly ‘the world of the film’ – the concept and ideas behind it.

Part 2: Ways of creating character, story, and the world, and generating truth from those three elements. The fundamental role they have in creating a ‘real cinematic world’. Dialogue, visual storytelling and alternative structures.

Part 3: Re-writing is the art to all good writing. How do you re-write draft after draft after draft? How do you ghost write other people’s drafts? How do you script edit your own work and those of others? This area is often under-taught in the screenwriting courses that are available to most writers, who are left to work it out by themselves or rely on a director or producer who may also lack this skill. Re-writing is not about instinct. It is about hard work and knowledge.

10am – 4pm, Sunday 1 April
Venue: Legacy House, 151 Macquarie St, Hobart
Cost: $77 for Writers’ Centre members, Wide Angle members and Australian Writers' Guild members; $127 for non-members

Bookings: Email admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 6224 0029, Monday to Thursday. Your booking is not secure until payment is received. A deposit of $40 will secure your place. Book early as this workshop will fill quickly. 

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