Learn the steps for creating your short film from defining your creative vision through production planning and post-production. An accomplished filmmaker will guide this eight-week, Level 1 course which is ideal for writer/directors looking to make their first short fiction film. You should come with a completed draft of a short film script (up to 20 pages) that you want to make. Sessions include presentations, interactive exercises, a guest session with a short film programmer from the Sundance Film Festival, and a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project. 

All online class sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

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Lead Instructor
Michelle Morgan is a writer and director, and has penned scripts for Warner Bros, Paramount and Fox Studios, amongst others. She was also on Variety’s Screenwriters To Watch List. Her directorial debuts, short film K.I.T. and the feature IT HAPPENED IN LA both premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. She was born and raised in California and divides her time between Los Angeles and Idaho. more...
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Brett Weiner is writer/director originally from Boston. His short film VERBATIM screened around the country including at the Sundance, South by Southwest and Telluride film festivals. He expanded the film into a webseries in collaboration with The New York Times, and the latest episode, VERBATIM: THE FERGUSON CASE, was an official selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. more...
Caran Hartsfield is an award winning screenwriter and director based in New York. Her film work has won awards at the Director’s Guild of America, Sundance Film Festival, and Cannes Film Festival (among others). Her feature screenplay, BURY ME STANDING, won the Sundance NHK Award, the Sundance Annenberg Award, the IFP Parks Screenplay Award, The Media Arts Grant (formally known as the Rockefeller Grant), and was a part of the Cannes Film Festival L’Atelier. more...

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