Thursday, August 17, 2017


Creative Writing and Scriptwriting Online Workshop

The Script Writing Course is divided into two parts, the Story and the Screenplay.

Aim – The secret behind a good film is a well told story. All of us have many stories in our cupboard, but we don’t know how to tell them. In this section, we learn the art and the craft of writing a complete short story, which we will later transform into a script. So, you will be guided  towards writing a short story which is scriptable, meaning which can easily fit into the audio-visual format of a screenplay. 

 1 : Storytelling in Cinematic language.
 2 : Indian Cinema: Inspirations from the Navras and Mythology.
3 : Characterisations, the back bone of a good story.
 4 : Structuring the story based on the dramatic need.

(The classes will be referring to popular Indian films, like Sholay, Deewar, Dil Chahta hai, Pinjar, Satya, 3 idiots, Piku, Bajrangi Bhaijan, etc. So please watch most of these films if you have not seen them, before the course begins. )
Aim: Apart from the following lectures, you will be expected to write a five to ten minutes script for which I will give you feedback. 

 5 : Format of the Screenplay. 
 6 : Scene Construction.
 7:  The art of writing Dialogues.
 8 : Narrative Structure of the Script.

You will be given links to free scriptwriting softwares, scripts to read up, and some films and scenes which I would like you to watch before and during the sessions.
You will be given plenty of homework, it should keep you busy for an hour or two per day, so please be prepared to work hard if you want to really benefit from the course.


The fees for this ( nine / ten  sessions of two hrs each) online workshops is Rs 12,500/- You can pay this online. I will send you my bank account details if you want to register for the course.

Faculty : Manjushree Abhinav

Manjushree is an author and a film maker. An alumnus of the Film and TV Institute of India, she has taught scriptwriting and film making at FTII, NID, and Storygram.
You can watch her recent film, And Then The Mountain Called Her, here :
And here you can watch short films made by her students at Storygram
You can contact her at, or call 0982574664 .

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