Screenwriting: Rewriting Your Feature

Workshop course

"The focused pace of the class, depth of material, shared observation and reflective analysis of films, the screenplays provided, the attentive openness to questions, and the collegial support and respect in our cohort were outstanding. Our breakout groups with our advisors were a unique opportunity to get to know each other and our projects more deeply and to offer such useful feedback during the workshop and, based on that, on our freshly re-written script."     — Gabriela E., New York City, USA

Revise your feature film screenplay, with accomplished screenwriters as your guides. In this intensive live, eight-week online course, you will rewrite your screenplay through assignments and feedback from Sundance Advisors.

In class sessions, you will examine successful screenplays, and gain a deeper understanding of core screenwriting concepts and how they move from script to screen. You will also move into small group breakout sessions at designated milestones to discuss core concepts with your advisor. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session with your advisor focused on your project.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • sharpen your understanding of screenplay structure.
  • hone your major dramatic question.
  • refine the world and tone for your screenplay.
  • further develop your characters, their dramatic problems, and antagonists.
  • sharpen your dialogue.
  • understand how to approach a rewrite.

This course is ideal for:

  • writers who have completed a draft of their feature-length screenplay and are looking for guidance from other writers and/or experienced screenwriters in revising their screenplay.
  • writers who have completed a full draft of their feature-length screenplay and want to receive more formal education about screenwriting and/or want to take their work into a workshop setting.

To apply, you should have completed a draft of the screenplay you plan to work on in the course. 

Sundance Collab provides accommodations and support services to participants with disabilities. Accommodations and services are designed to meet the needs of each participant. Please email us at to arrange for services.