FNI FADE IN introduces storytelling to budding writers and directors


The networking platform Film Network Ireland will be working with the screenwriting workshop group A Dramatic Improvement to present Storytelling for The Screen: An Introduction to the Principles of Story for Writers and Directors. The second of FNI’s writing series, the October workshop is part of an overall plan to facilitate in the long run the production of films in Ireland, to teach and inspire budding creative minds in Irish film.

Understanding how stories actually work is key for everyone working in the industry of film and television. Whether fictional or real life stories are being told, knowing how to construct a narrative is key to ‘breaking’ a script and FNI: Fade In aims to show writers and directors how to deconstruct a script and harness their talents. Taking place at @A4 Sounds at Saint Joseph’s Parade over the weekend of October 14 – 15, the workshop will examine the basic building blocks of story, in particular how it works in film and television. They’re looking for anyone interested in writing, directing, editing and acting for the screen to take part in the workshop which over the two days will consist of a lecture with a Q & A in the morning with examples of different short films. The afternoon will consist of a film analyses, showing the theory of the lecturers at work.

The workshop will look at:

 

· Why We Tell Stories

· How Stories on Screen Differ from Other Narrative Media

· Audience Participation in the Story

· Creating and Sustaining Dramatic Tension

· When (and Why) to Withhold Information and When to Share It

· How to Find The Beginning, Middle and End of Your Story

· How to Choose what to Keep and What to Pare Away in a Second Draft

· Plot and Character – How They Are Intertwined

Tutors:

Mary Kate O Flanagan is an award-winning screenwriter and story consultant in the European film and television industry. She teaches story in The UK, The US, South Africa, Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Romania, The Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia, Poland, Iceland and Malta as well as in Ireland. Mary Kate is Ireland’s First Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth, a title she won at The Abbey Theatre in October 2015. She is also The Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth in LA, a title she won in January 2017.

Rachel O’Flanagan…

Rachel O’Flanagan and Mary Kate O Flanagan give training across Europe in storytelling skills of cinema and television. They have lived in several countries and are particularly interested in how the stories individuals and peoples tell about themselves inevitably shape their futures.

Tickets are available now at eventbrite.ie with Early Bird tickets available until Sep 30 for €150 and €199 after that.

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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