Got a screenplay you’re itching to write? Take this opportunity to develop your short or feature film script or one-hour teleplay in an intense but supportive workshop setting. This class will focus on crafting the concept and structure of your story, and will provide feedback on your evolving script. Participants must enter the class with a story outline or first draft of the idea they wish to develop.
Class Payment and Cancellation Policy
Your enrollment in any class is not guaranteed until payment is received. Classes must be paid for at least one week before the first class. You may cancel your enrollment in a class one week before the first class without charge. Cancellations made less than a week before the first class will be refunded the full amount less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after the first class will be refunded the tuition less a $50 cancellation fee and the appropriate portion of the total tuition for the one class you attended. You must cancel before the date of the second class to receive a refund. All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registered participants. We will notify you regarding cancellation at least one week before the first class. If we cancel the class, you are entitled to a full refund or you may transfer to another scheduled class, space permitting.
Intro to Screenwriting
Start Date: Feb 20, 2018
Duration: 12 weeks (Feb 20 to May 8 – no class Mar 27, Apr 3)
Schedule: Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm
Cost: Early Bird $425+GST (October 31, 2016) | Regular $475+GST
Register: Call 780-429-1671 to register
Instructor: Scot Morison
Scot Morison has an MFA in creative writing from UBC. He spent five years as a literary arts program consultant and grants officer with Alberta Culture, was a creative writing instructor in the Professional Writing program at MacEwan University from 2003-2012 and has also taught for the Banff Centre and FAVA (Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta). He is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada and a past president of the Writers Guild of Alberta.
Scot has published journalism, short fiction and the novel Noble Sanctuary. He has won provincial and national awards for his prose but since 1995 has focused primarily in film and television. His drama credits include writing and story editing for the television series Jake and the Kid and Mentors, and the made-for-TV movie Hijack’d. Over the years he has developed and written series and long-form drama projects for almost every major Canadian broadcaster and the BBC.
Scot’s documentary credits include writing, story editing, directing and producing series and films for Bravo, Discovery, Omni, Bell TSN, CBC and Rogers Sportsnet.
Scot has received three AMPIA (Alberta Media Industry Production Association) Awards for his television and film writing, and won the Gold Remi Award at the 2007 Houston International Film Festival for documentary directing for Between the Stones and the Ocean: A Portrait of Rudy Wiebe.
The Programs Calendar is a combination of pretty much all the FAVA related activities from events to education. Including:
Alberta Media Fund - Project Script Development Grant Deadline
March 1, 2018N/A
The Project Script Development Grant supports Albertan writers, directors and producers by providing financial assistance towards the creation of quality, marketable and commercial production-ready projects and/or scripts. This grant is available for original projects with a broadcast length of 30 minutes or more. Applications must involve participation of a writer and producer. The producer must be an Albertan resident.
Applicants may apply for up to $55,000 per project (or a total of $70,000 per parent company with multiple projects) per fiscal year at the following stages of production:
TELUS Optik Local supports the production of compelling, local stories that provide creators with opportunities to learn how to produce engaging content. Each production support application may request a grant of up to $75,000.
The FAVA Free For All is an ongoing series of one-off workshops that are FREE for our membership. Workshops are topical and range from beginner to professional levels. They could introduce you to new gear, best practices, aesthetics and techniques, or just about anything. Make sure to contact FAVA Programming and register for a FAVA Free For All, spaces are limited for each workshop.
Recent Programs Blog Postings
Lilles | Les Feluettes Live Video Broadcast
October 10, 2017
The Camera Love You! Casting Director Weekend
April 19, 2017
Gotta Minute Film Festival – Call for Submissions
April 19, 2017
Annual General Meeting
March 23, 2017
Filmmaker Series: Alex MacKenzie Workshop & Performance
Looking to learn how to use a specific piece of equipment or brush up your your skills in a certain area? If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at email@example.com, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
Shoot some film! We dare you! Included in the cost of your registration you’ll get: a three-hour workshop on shooting super8; one roll of super8 film (one only! It’s a challenge!); a weekend rental of a super8 camera (or use your own if you have one); FAVA pays for shipping to the lab, film development, and transfer of all the films to a digital file. See your masterpiece for the very first time alongside the other challenge participants at FAVA’s summer BBQ. Crank up your nerve and come have some fun shooting film.
FAVA supports local, national, and international artists in the creation of new work, providing facilities, materials and financial support for an artist in residence. The Artist in Residence is then responsible for some of the following residency components:
The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.
Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)
Increase in Donations (2012-2013)
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
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