Introduction to Screenwriting
A masterclass demystifying screenwriting for new writers

We're looking for talented new writers based in the North of England to take part in a free Introduction to Screenwriting masterclass.

Film Hub North and Leeds Playhouse are teaming up to provide new writers with the essential skills they need to write compelling scripts for the screen. This day-long masterclass will be led by script consultant Ray Grewal who will introduce the principles of storytelling in short and feature films before setting a practical exercise where participants can put into practice what they've learned about cinematic narratives. We'll also be joined by writer and director Paris Zarcilla who will discuss the process of writing his BFI NETWORK funded and BIFA nominated short, Pommel.

The session will build confidence in those new to screenwriting and will strengthen projects from emerging screenwriters looking to develop scripts for production. Following the workshop, participants can work with our BFI NETWORK team to develop their craft with the aim of accessing our funding for early feature development and short film production.

The masterclass will take place on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Who can apply

Participation in the masterclass is free and open to creatives based in the North of England. You may already be working in film and have not yet written a feature script produced and distributed, or you may have a background writing in other creative disciplines such as literature, spoken word and theatre.

For more information on eligibility criteria and the simple steps involved in making an application, download the programme guidelines.

Read The Programme Guidelines

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Monday, 25 March 2019.

Completed applications should be submitted to:

Introduction to Screenwriting is presented in partnership with Leeds Playhouse.