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August 10 - September 16

Basic Screenwriting
A good story and script are the foundation of all successful films. Designed for the beginner screenwriter with little or no film or television experience, this workshop aims to build a solid foundation in screenwriting through a blend of lectures and writing exercises.

Taking the short film as a starting point, participants will learn about crafting their stories and ideas into screenplays with interesting characters and compelling plots. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the 3-act narrative structure, visual storytelling, and how to craft dialogue and characters for the screen. The learning experience is enhanced by online critique and discussion of writing exercises, in between class sessions. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have a completed first draft (up to 10 pages) for a short film.

To facilitate efficient learning, there will be two groups – Group B and Group C.

About the Instructors
Ric Aw is a Singaporean filmmaker whose work often reflects on the human condition. His first feature film Standing in Still Water premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival 2014. He has been producing and writing for television since 2000. He currently produces and directs at The Creative Room, a production house he co-owns. He has made six short films, of which Buy Me Love won Best Short Film (professional category) at the MDA-Panasonic Digital Film Fiesta 2005. He has a Bachelor of Media from Macquire University in Sydney, Australia majoring in writing and scriptwriting and has previously worked as a producer at Oak 3 Films.

GROUP C: Jaclyn Chan
Jaclyn Chan is a former banker who quit her job to pursue scriptwriting. She has written for a variety of television shows and feature films, in genres spanning comedies, dramas, animation and documentaries. Her work has been nominated at the Asian Television Awards, the International Emmys and has been awarded Gold at the New York Festivals. She obtained her graduate degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California and is currently an adjunct lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and Treasurer of the Screenwriters Association (Singapore).

Group B: 10 August – 14 September 2017
Group C: 12 August – 16 September 2017

Please refer to the Objectifs site (linked below) for specific dates and times, as they vary per group.
Venue: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road
Fee: $360

6 sessions / 2.5hr per session
This workshop is eligible for use of SkillsFuture Credit and support from IMDA’s Talent Assistance grant.
More details and the registration form can be found via the Objectifs site.

Objectifs is an independent non-profit gallery and educational space that is committed to advancing the practice and appreciation of film and photography. Through year-round educational programmes, exhibitions, screenings, residencies and mentorships, our mission is to build a community of image-makers and visual storytellers, creating and sharing artistic works that foster dialogue around local and international issues.


August 10
September 16
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155 Middle Road 188977 Singapore + Google Map