Intermediate Screenwriting

take your storytelling to the next level

Class Description

Take your storytelling to the next level! This workshop-style class is intended for writers with some experience in/familiarity with dramatic screenwriting and screenplay format. Admission to the workshop will be determined by the instructor in consultation with FAVA, based on the submission of a sample of your writing (completed screenplay or several sample scenes) and a short synopsis of the project you wish to work on during the course. Students will be expected to have completed or near completed first drafts coming into the class, as class time will be dedicated to workshopping each script.

Payment Policies

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.

Next Classes

Intermediate Screenwriting

Start Date: September 22nd – November 24th, 2020 

Duration: 10 weeks

Schedule: Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm

Cost: Early Bird $425+GST (July 14th, 2019) | Regular $475+GST

Register: email programming@fava.ca to register

About the Instructor: Conni Massing

Conni is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright who also works steadily as a story consultant and writing instructor. She has been a series story editor and/or written episodes for The Beat, North of 60, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Taking It Off, Family Restaurant and Mentors. Film projects include two feature-length comedies (in development), Invisible, co-written with and directed by Neil Grahn, and Voila! co-produced with director Geraldine Carr. Recent stage credits include her hit comedy Oh! Christmas Tree (Roxy Performance Series at Theatre Network), Matara (Workshop West Playwrights Theatre), Pants on Fire, The Mommy Monologues (Skirtsafire Festival), and The Invention of Romance (Workshop West Playwrights Theatre) as well as her widely-produced stage adaptations of W.O Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid and Bruce Allen Powe’s The Aberhart Summer. Conni has several publications to her credit, including six of her plays and a comic memoir, Roadtripping: On the Move with the Buffalo Gals (Brindle and Glass Publishing).  Her writing has been recognized by AMPIA, the Academy of Cinema and Television, the Betty Mitchell Awards, the Writers Guild of Alberta and the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards. Conni is currently serving as the Regional Writer-in-Residence for Strathcona County Library and St. Albert Public Library.

Programs Calendar

Upcoming Programs

The Programs Calendar is a combination of pretty much all the FAVA related activities from events to education. Including:

Select from the links above for their specific calendars. Or browse the following calendar to find all programming events.

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Upcoming Classes

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Video Kitchen

This is our introductory class. It is a prerequisite to Main Course. Video Kitchen provides a creative place to explore and express your ideas visually.

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Screenwriting

Got a screenplay you’re itching to write? Develop your short or feature film script or one-hour teleplay in an intense but supportive workshop setting.

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Intermediate Screenwriting

Take your storytelling to the next level. This workshop-style class is intended for writers with some experience in/familiarity with dramatic screenwriting and screenplay format.

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Main Course

This is our intermediate production class. Participants must have completed FAVA’s Video Kitchen course, or have proven equivalent experience.

Education Brochure

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Equipment List

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Workshops

All Workshops

FAVA also offers one-off workshops, and collaborates with other arts and culture organizations in workshops too. Check out the Calendar of upcoming workshops at FAVA and in the greater arts community.

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FAVA Free For All Workshops

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.

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Personal Instruction

Access to Artists

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 programming@fava.ca, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.

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We Dare You

Super8 Challenge

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.

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Residency

Artist in Residence

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:

  • Workshop for FAVA members
  • Artist Talk & Screening
  • Office Hours to meet with FAVA members
  • Production of Work
  • Exhibition
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Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

FAVA offers a variety of Grants, Awards and Scholarships to help you make your stuff. Check out some of the opportunities available to our membership and the greater arts community.

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FAVA Endowment Fund

Let's reach $100 000

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)

25%

Increase in Donations (2012-2013)

27%

FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015

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Navigating fava.ca

Select from the following tabs to navigate the main sections of this website. This site is organized by the main menu categories listed at the top of each page. Read more about each of the main sections of the menu and follow the links to the corresponding content.

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Broad Strokes / Brass Tacks

The 5 Ws of FAVA. Also A Calendar, News, and shout outs to the Community.

PROGRAMS

EVENTS

The To Do List

FAVA hosts a variety of events each year including: The FAVA Summer Party, Gotta Minute Film Festival, FAVA Holiday Party, FAVA FEST, Screenings.

MEMBERS

Join and Meet the Members

This section is for and about the membership and includes info on how to join as well as member profiles and works.

CONTACT

Get in Touch

Main Office: 780-429-1671

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