Ever had a great story in your head that you thought could be made into a film but never knew how to do it? Do you have a penchant for telling stories? Sitting in your office cubicle, your bed, bathroom or the neighborhood park and wondering how to turn your story into a screenplay and then on to the screen? Here is an opportunity for you to realize that dream.
Rabi Kisku Entertainment presents "Bangalore Screenwriting Workshop" (BSW), a 5-day extensive workshop in screenwriting, covering aspects from the basic fundamentals to nuances, aesthetics and the grammar of cinematic story telling.
Learn from the contemporary new wave of Indian screenwriters and filmmakers, who have been changing the face of Indian cinema, and get to know their insights about writing for the film industry.
RKE brings you Nagesh Kukunoor, Ruchi Narain, Saurabh Shukla, Dibakar Banerjee, Manish Gupta, Devika Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor and others.
It's time to "Show your own story".
|Dates||:||12th, 13th, 19th, 20th & 21st of December.|
|Time||:||12 pm to 7 pm|
|Max No of Seats||:||150|
Registrations ends on November 25th, 2009. Rush in your entries..
After deliberations and discussions on the feed back received about the course fee, BSW team has re-framed the fee structure to Rs 5500/- so that the core idea to encourage more aspiring screenwriters/filmmakers and film students is achieved by bringing in better affordibility to attend the workshop. To compensate the reduction in fee, the number of seats has been increased to 150.
MentorsClick on the following links to know more about our mentors
Guest Mentors *
There are other filmmakers who have shown keen interest for the event but haven?t confirmed their dates, whose names will be announced in the days to come.
Ruchi Narain is the co-writer for "Calcutta Mail" and the critically acclaimed film "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi". She also has the story credit for "Snip!" released in 2000. She made her directorial debut with "KAL: Yesterday & Tomorrow" in 2005, for which she wrote and produced independently. She is one of the few women directors who come from the school of contemporary realistic cinema. Her second movie "Mumbai Cutting" is soon to be released.
Popularly known as "Kallu Mama" from the cult classic "Satya", Saurabh Shukla is an actor, writer, director & lyricist. He is the co-writer for "Satya", "Raghu Romeo", "Mitya", and has written dialogues for films like "Calcutta Mail", "Mumbai Express", "Salaam-e-Ishq" and the recent "Luck By Chance". He is the writer-director for the films "Mudha: The Issue", "Chehraa" and " Raat Gayi Baat Gayi". His next movie "I Am 24", produced by Arindham Choudhary is releasing on December 11th 2009.
Manish Gupta is a writer-director and illustrator. He started his career as a scriptwriter and has written for films like the acclaimed and successful "Sarkar", "Darna Zaroori Hai", and "D". He wrote and made his directorial debut with the impressive "The Stoneman Murders".
Devika Bhagat, is one of India?s young woman screenwriters who has written for films like "Bachna Ae Haseeno" and the critically acclaimed "Manorama 6 Feet Under". Her next film "Aisha" for which she has written dialogue and screenplay features Abhay Deol & Sonam Kapoor, and is currently under production.
Nagesh Kukunoor, considered to be one of the prime examples of Indian independent filmmakers, redefined Indian cinema by making the successful film 'Hyderabad Blues' on a shoestring budget. He later made "Rockford", "Bollywood Calling", critically acclaimed films like " 3 Deewarein", "Iqbal" and "Dor". He directs his own scripts and is currently working on the film "Aashayein".
Dibakar Banerjee made his debut with the National Award winning film "Khosla Ka Ghosla". With his second film "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!" which he co-wrote & directed, he broke away from the typical Three Act Structure rules of screenplay. Most Indian critics acclaimed the film for it?s unconventional way of storytelling.
Rajat Kapoor is an independent filmmaker and an actor. Famous for his role as the kindhearted uncle of Preity Zinta's character in Dil Chahta Hai, this FTII graduate has written for films like "Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One", "Raghu Romeo", "Mixed Doubles" and "Mithya", films that were directed by him too. He is the co-writer and co-producer for the Saurabh Shukla's film "Raat Gayi Baat Gayi".
ScheduleClick on the following links for a detailed explanation of Schedule
Day 0(4pm -6pm)
This session is only for those who are attending a screenwriting/filmmaking workshop for the first time.
What is Screenplay?
Format, Softwares, Film appreciation.
- 12pm to 6pm
- 6:15pm onwards
Screenplay, fundamentals, approach, methodology,Theme
Synopsis, Treatment, Step-outline,Elements of screenplay & process or writing
Premise and its importance, Dramatic Need, Inciting incident
Movie screening, analysis & study
- 12pm to 4: 30 pm
- 4:50 pm onwards
Plot & Subplot,Structure
Plot driven & Character driven structure
Plot points,3 Act structure & including screening scenes from movies
Confrontations, Conflicts, Hurdles & Obstacles
Types of Conflicts: Inner Conflicts, Personal Conflict & Extra-personal Conflicts,Social conflicts, Political conflicts.
Transition. Mystery, Surprise, Suspense.
- (12 pm to 6 pm)
- 6 pm onwards
How to create & develop a character,backstory
Characterization,Text & Subtext.
Hero?s (/Heroine?s) Journey
Movie screening, analysis & study
- 12 pm to 4 pm
- 4:30 pm onwards
Scene Design & structure
Deconstruction of a screenplay
How to seek inspiration from life for writing.
Contemporary Indian films(Commercial & Off- Beat)
- 1st half of the day
- 2nd half of the day
How to write and direct your own independent films from concept to production and releasing the film.
What are the considerations when writing for the same?
Industry & commercial aspects.
Direction aspect of screenwriting
Editing aspect of screenwriting
"By the end of the workshop, participants have to form a group of 5 and work on a 5-7 minutes script and submit it by the first week of January.5 best scripts will be chosen among them and each team will be provided with a 3 CCD Camera, basic lights, a supporting crew for a day, and editing facility to make the film. The group should take care of the venue, actors and props required for the film. All the three films will be premiered at the Bangalore Roof Top Film Festival in the month February 2010."
Audio Visual Hall,
St. Joseph's Boy's High School (European),
Museum road, Bangalore. 560001
The Venue is in heart of the city near MG road around 4km from railway station/Majestic Bus stand and around 35 kms from the airport.
Museum road is a "one way" road and you can enter only through residency rd (one way) or Hosur road.
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