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Filmbase Announce 'Write Your Feature Film' Development Course
18 Jan 2018 :
Filmbase have announced a new eight week script development course for aspiring writers who wish to development their film idea into a full length feature.

The course is designed to give you the tools to write a script, putting emphasis on creating a project that is low-budget and manageable to film. The course is particularly suited to screenwriters or directors looking to create their first project.



The course aims to get your screenplay or idea into shape with special focus for it to function as a no or low budget production. In addition to reviewing the essential elements of all screen writing, the course will focus on areas of screenwriting within your control as a writer that cost little or no money.

The 8-week training programme is ideal for students actively working on, or exploring, feature film scriptwriting. Students are invited to bring along their pitches for scripts to receive feedback.


Course Content

  • The dramatic unities of time, place and action within the context of a low budget.
  • Telling a story to satisfy the target audience.
  • Honing the concept to work as a no/low budget feature film.
  • Using the realities of casting on a low budget to inform your character choices and how they are written. Focus on characterization and dialogue.
  • Managing the second act. Ensuring that the scenes that are at the core of your story will work well without a budget.
  • Considering locations, time-frame, continuity, special effects on the page before production. Developing the idea to make it work better, rewriting to reduce the budget and exploiting the possibilities of no/low budget.


Tutor: Eilish Kent

Eilish has 20 years experience working in story development, during this time she has brought many first time writers to the big & small screen. She acquired Irish feature films for RTÉ including ‘Once’, ‘Swan Song’ and ‘Adam and Paul’. Low budget features Eilish story consulted on include Irish movies ‘Hardy Bucks The Movie’ and ‘Spin The Bottle’.



  • 15th March – 3rd May, 8 Thurs Eves


Class times:

  • 7 – 10pm



  • €260 Members / €295 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit



  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street


For more information on the course


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