IIT Madras is presenting Imaging Cinema 2014, a
Screenwriting Workshop from 7-14 June. The focus is on
various aspects of screenwriting. Sessions on screenwriting will be
conducted by experienced resource persons. Special sessions on aspects
of direction and screenwriting will be conducted by established names
from Mumbai and South Indian cine industries (including directors,
screenwriters, cinematographers, and actors). The course outline will
soon be available on our website.
Those interested in participating can fill in the completed
application form available at: http://www.imagingcinema.wordpress.com.
Also,at: http://www.imagingcinema.com. Last date of applying is 11 May 2014.
Details of fee structure:
· Rs 7000/ for all participants
· Rs 6000/ for former participants (those who attended our
previous events) and students, who are still pursuing their degree;
· Rs 8000/ for NRIs & Foreign Nationals.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to produce a
screenplay under the guidance of the mentors. They will be awarded
with an IIT Madras certificate of participation. The workshop will be
held on IITM campus and is organized by Dr Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan,
Associate Professor, Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Madras.
For further details, contact: 91 74185 62000
IIT Madras has become a well-known centre for highly popular film
workshops. In May 2009 the institute hosted the Chennai International
Screenwriting Workshop which was organized under the auspices of Padma
Bhushan Dr Kamal Haasan’s Rajkamal Studio. This 5 days Workshop
included sessions by Shri K Balachander, Shekhar Kapoor, Rakeysh
Omprakash Mehra, Sriram Raghavan, Atul Tiwari, and Anjum Rajabali.
This was followed by a spate of successful events including a 6 day
screenwriting cum conclave on filmmaking in 2010 , which had Dibakar
Banerjee, K Balachander, RBalki, Santosh Sivan, PC Sreeram, Jaideep
Sahni, Shimit Amin, Nagesh Kukunoor, Saurabh Shukla, editor Sreekar
Prasad, and Tamil film directors Vishnuvardhan and CS Amudhan.
In 2012, a 10 day filmmaking workshop was organized where faculty
members from FTII, Pune and LV Prasad Institute, Chennai conducted
sessions on various aspects of filmmaking such as screenwriting,
direction, cinematography, editing, sound and set designing.
Participants produced a 3- 5 minute feature at the end of the
workshop. Celebrity speakers included Rohan Sippy, Anurag Kashyap,
Sriram & Sridhar Raghavan, Habib Faisel, Ravi K Chandran, Tamil
directors Vetrimaaran and Kumarrajan Thiagarajan and writers Subha and
For viewing some of the short films made by participants in 2012 ,
see our website: http://www.imagingingcinema.com
The uniqueness of these workshops lie in their outreach where
candidates from a cross section of society interact with established
names from the Indian film industry. Many of our previous attendees
have gone on to make a mark for them in film and media industry, and
are currently in the process of making and screenwriting for films or
assisting filmmakers of repute.
application form screenwriting course 2014
Schedule for Workshop on Cinematic Script Writing
Course will be taught by experienced faculty.
Special interactive sessions will be conducted by film industry personalities:
o Basic Elements of Screen Language: Creation and Consumption
o Nature of Cinematic language, Real life event and Cinematic event
o Audio-Visual Spatio-temporal Narrative
o Film-making Process: Idea to Screen
o Creative Conceptualization: What is Script? The Method and Process
o Synopsis: Idea, Purpose, Orientation
o Just Write! – Upending the Process of Writing: Exercise 1#
o Treatment Development: Unity of Theme, Credibility of Internal Logic, Point of View, generating Depth and Meaning to the Concept.
o Transitioning from Words to Audio-Visuals
o Moving Image Grammar: Questions of Space and Time in your Story
o Object and Space: Body and Background
o The Fourth Dimension: Time – Real Time, Synthetic Time: Exercise 2 #
o Story with reference to Event Order
o Visualization: Decisions regarding Values of Space-Time
o Scene Construction: Screen Space – Location, Screen Time – Time of Event and other temporal considerations
o Dramatic Construction: Structure, Length, Form – Genre, Style
o Inductive and Deductive Approaches
o Characters, Characterization and Characteristics –Motive, Intention, Goal
o Main Characters, Supporting Characters – Function, Category, Type, Background and History