Screenwriting

In the field of screenwriting, the ifs offers both the specialization »Screenwriting« in the Bachelor’s program Film and the »Master’s program Serial Storytelling«. In addition, within the framework of our further education camps there are regular workshops on selected topics for screenwriters.

Specialization in »Screenwriting« in BA Film

It all starts with a blinking cursor and a vision: a screenplay is the dream of a film.

But what makes a good screenplay and why is it indispensable in filmmaking? What are the stories that can, want, need to be told? In the balancing act between unbiased curiosity, meticulous research, and careful tact, good screenwriters can succeed in finding stories and turning them into visually vivid screenplays written in an expressive and articulate language.

In the Specialization in Screenwriting, young writers learn more than how to tell good stories using pictures, developing credible characters and writing convincing dialogues. Teamwork is considered equally important, as well as a solid basic understanding of all aspects of filmmaking – including the demands of the market. The focus, however, is always on the individual style of the author – and on the story. Because regardless of whether or not the screenplay includes dialogue, or whether it’s fully developed or a rough draft: without a screenplay, there is no film.

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Language of instruction: German
Application deadline: 7 August 2020
Start of studies: Summer semester 2021
Pre-selection (without the attendance of the applicants): August/September 2020 
Entrance examination (attendance required): Beg. November 2020

Infoevening at the ifs:
March 27, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Info event at the ifs Open Door Day: May 16, 2020 at 3 p.m.
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