Film script course

Galway Film Centre is delighted to announce, in partnership with the Western Development Commission (WDC), a Feature Film Script Mentoring Programme.

Galway Film Centre is delighted to announce, in partnership with the Western Development Commission (WDC), a Feature Film Script Mentoring Programme.

The aim of the programme is to provide professional script development for six participants over a period of six months, from Treatment stage to a First Draft screenplay, to create a fiction, feature film script (90-110 pages).

The training will involve participation in a workshop process overseen by script supervisor, Mark McIlrath. Workshops will take place over three weekends (Friday to Sunday inclusive) spaced in two-month intervals beginning in September and based in Galway. Participants will have ongoing online access and feedback from the tutor between workshops. The workshops are spread out over a period of months to allow the participants to develop their work and to refine and rewrite their screenplays to deadlines.

Participants will be selected on the basis of a Treatment and a short CV to be submitted to Galway Film Centre by July 31. To apply for this programme participants must be based in one of the seven western counties: Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway or Clare. The Treatment should be a maximum of five pages and outline the main characters in the film, how their story develops and the key relationships within their story. More details on www.galwayfilmcentre.ie