Програма академiчних обмiнiв iменi Фулбрайта в Українi

19 березня 2019

Screenwriting and Directing Film

The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to invite you to a seminar «Screenwriting and Directing Film» by filmmaker Andrew Golden. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m., at the Fulbright Office (20 Esplanadna Street, Suite 904, M "Palats Sportu", Kyiv).

Being an American Film Student: A Seminar in Screenwriting and Directing Film

Films have the power to move us - to purposely make us laugh, cry, and everything in between. Through effective writing and directing, a film's larger themes can become all the more engaging, all the more "cinematic". Looking at notable films from the US and abroad, as well as from his own filmography, filmmaker Andrew Golden (Screenwriting and Directing Film MFA candidate at Columbia University) will lead a brief seminar on the basic tenets of screenwriting structure and directing film. From the Three Act Structure approach to story, to visualizing a script and preparing it for the screen, this seminar will attempt to explain when and why a film "works".

Andrew Golden (born in Pennsylvania, United States) is a filmmaker living and working in New York City. He graduated summa cum laude while studying film and philosophy at the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Screenwriting and Directing Film at Columbia University. His work has screened internationally, with his most recent short Cut the Cord currently in post-production. He is the recipient of a Columbia University School of the Arts Scholarship and Departmental Travel Grant for research and pre-production development of his feature-length screenplay, Gauguin - a story predominantly set in Cherkasy, Ukraine.

Working Schedule (2 hours):

Story Structure (55 min.)

  • Define story structure
  • The 3 Act Structure
  • Breaking out each act and what they contain to keep a story engaging
  • Screening examples from various films and my own work

Break (10 min.)

Directing (55 min.)

  • Define the visual storytelling aspect of directing
  • The "how" of storytelling with the camera
  • Breaking a scene down on the macro and micro levels
  • Breaking down a scene from my own work, as well as a scene of another film
  • Screen these scenes

This seminar will be conducted in English. Registration for the event.



Офіс Програми імені Фулбрайта в Україні

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Київ, 01001, Україна

Тел.: +380 (44) 287 07 77

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