We will soon mail the selected candidates about the next procedures.


We want the selected participants to go through the following important information:

The venue is IIT Madras;

Dates: June 7-14, 2014.

Sessions will be held from 9am-9pm. This includes screening of films in evenings.

Before you proceed further, read the following instructions very carefully:




  • The focus of the Workshop is on Screenwriting NOT filmmaking.
  • Interactive session with celebrity writers/directors will be for one-two days only.
  • Celebrity Speaker list is subject to modification, Imaging Cinema does not take responsibility for any last minute cancellation by a celebrity.
  • Selection committee’s decision is final ….we will not encourage any mails/calls/queries/posts in this regard.
  • Selected candidates should not canvass or recommend names of other applicants.

Selection process


  1. We received over 750 applications and as the total number of seats for the course is  150 we wish to tell the rejected applicants to apply next time.
  2. The selection was based on the SOLE DISCRETION of the organizers.
  3. Applications received AFTER THE DEADLINE were not considered for selection.
  4. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS were not considered for selection.
  5. Applications received EVEN ON THE Extended LAST DATE (13nd May 2014) were considered for selection.
  6. Those who didn’t receive any communication via mail including ‘not selected’ mail implies they are NOT SELECTED.
  7. During the shortlisting process many applicants were called on the phone for verification of details. This call cannot be considered as a call to FINAL SELECTION. Unless an applicant has been sent a formal mail of selection please do not send us any DD.
  8. The selected candidates hail from a CROSS-SECTION of the society belonging to various age groups: Software Professionals, Marketing Professionals, HR Professionals, Architects, School and College Students, Academicians, Research Scholars, Writers, Journalists, Independent Filmmakers, Persons working in the Film Industry, Theatre Persons. The objective was to be as inclusive as possible giving fair representation to applications from various quarters.
  9. IIT Madras and/or Imaging Cinema cannot be held liable or are answerable for rejection of applications
  10. Rejected applicants are welcome to apply next time as they are not barred from applying in the future.

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