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Screenwriting Workshop Animated and Live-Action Feature Films

Start date:
Sep 01, 2015
6 days
Ability Level:
Beginner to Intermediate

In this intensive workshop, participants will learn about screenplay structure, analyse dramatic strategies in film, learn and apply correct script form, and engage in the various stages of original screenwriting. Assignments will include developing a feature-length story with special emphasis on the steps leading toward creating a final screenplay.


1 – 6 September, 2015
Weekdays: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Weekends: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM


3 hours daily on weekdays
5 hours daily on weekends


English only

Group Size

Maximum 20 candidates

Target Candidate
Beginner to intermediate
Open to residents of Qatar only.

Submission Requirements

Please send the following in Word or PDF format to
1. A film review of a film of your choice (500 words or less).
2. One original feature film idea treatment (250 words or less).
3. Your CV or short bio.
4. Copy of Qatari passport or Qatar Residence Permit.

Submission Deadline
29 August, 2015

Candidate Selection
Candidates whose work shows promise will be shortlisted by the mentor.


Will Collins
Will Collins is a screenwriter whose credits include the Academy Award-nominated, ‘Song of the Sea’. Collins received an Annie Award nomination for Writing in a Feature Production and an IFTA nomination for Best Film Script for ‘Song of the Sea’. He also wrote ‘My Brothers’, his award-winning live-action feature-length debut, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was the opening film of the Galway Film Fleadh in 2010. Collins won the Pitching Award at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2007 and was nominated for Best Film Script at IFTA in 2011. He graduated from the NUIG Huston School of Film and Digital Media with a Master’s degree in Screenwriting.