Full program will be announced shortly.

Playwriting Masterclass - Characters and Turning Points


FRI 10 AUG, 9.00 am - 12.30 pm

In this half-day masterclass,
award-winning playwright Hannie Rayson will help you hone your techniques for creating a dynamic and engaging play.

An Introduction to Screenwriting: Years 11 and 12


FRI 10 AUG, 9.00 am - 12.30 pm

This practical workshop introduces students to the art and craft of writing stories for the screen. Focussing on key areas such as character, structure and dialogue, it will guide students through the core aspects of building a screenplay - and will allow them to develop an idea for a short film. Creative writing exercises will be used to help students learn the craft of screenwriting, and clips will be used to illustrate key points. Students will complete the workshop with a better understanding of how successful screenplays are carefully - and painstakingly - crafted.

Teaching Screenwriting to Students: The Fundamentals



SAT 11 AUG, 9.00 am - 12.30 pm

Enhance your knowledge of screenwriting to inspire your students to write powerful stories for the screen. In this workshop we will cover the fundamental aspects of screenwriting craft, and explore the ways in which they can be successfully taught. Content includes: story structure; character development; crafting genre; writing visually; and writing dialogue. We will also explore strategies for helping students to work collaboratively, including giving effective and detailed feedback.

Screenwriting Fundamentals



SAT 11 AUG, 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

In this workshop, delegates will be introduced to some of the core aspects of screenwriting so that they leave with a good understanding of how screenplays work. A series of key craft areas will be discussed and illustrated with clips and example scripts, and delegates will have the chance to test out ideas through creative exercises. Aimed at beginners or those with a basic understanding of screenwriting, the workshop will focus on feature film stories - though the ideas presented can be adapted to short film, television and web series.

MASTERCLASS: Advanced Screenwriting Workshop


SUN 12 AUG, 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm

In this workshop, which is aimed at those with existing knowledge of screenwriting and/or a project in development, delegates will have the chance to deepen their craft skills and improve their ability to pitch a project. A series of advanced areas of technique - those that can be problematic for screenwriters, or that often trip people up - will be presented, and delegates will have the chance to explore them in detail through discussion and examples. Where possible, delegates will be encouraged to apply these ideas to projects in development, and share their findings with others in the group. The workshop will end with a focus on pitching, including the opportunity for delegates to test out their pitching skills to the group.