ANIMART 2019 Ύδρα: Εργαστήριο Σεναρίου της Iben Rwan

H ANIMART (σχολείο – φόρουμ – φεστιβάλ) θα πραγματοποιηθεί στην Ύδρα από 22 έως 31 Ιουλίου 2019, υπό την Αιγίδα του Δήμου Ύδρας και σε συνεργασία με τα Εργαστήρια Τέχνης και Λόγου Ύδρας της Κοινωφελούς Επιχείρησης Δήμου Ύδρας (ΚΕΔΥ).

Στο πλαίσιο αυτό θα πραγματοποιηθεί Εργαστήριο Σεναρίου της Iben Rwan, από τη Δευτέρα 29 έως την Τετάρτη 31 Ιουλίου 2019. Το εργαστήριο παρέχεται δωρεάν. Επίσης παρέχεται δωρεάν διαμονή στους κοιτώνες της Ακαδημίας Εμπορικού Ναυτικού Ύδρας.

Για δηλώσεις συμμετοχής στο / κ.: 6944227740


Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 of July 2019

Free of charge

Free accommodation (bed) in Merchant Navy Academy of Hydra

Language: English

FROM IDEA TO SCREENPLAY: A 3-day Practical Script-Writing Workshop


Two to two and a half hour workshops with focus on class exercises

20% theory, 80% practice

Class exercises within every class, meant to engage the student in the writing process on the spot, rather than ‘take home exercises’ which often have a low priority in the day-to-day student life.


Understanding the fundamentals of script-writing

Acquiring the practical tools to start writing: script-writing programs and resources

Writing 1 short film script, including pitch, theme, synopsis and step outline.


3 sessions, 2 to 2-2,5 hours

4. TYPICAL STRUCTURE OF A LECTURE – 50 minutes + break 10 – 15 minutes + 50 minutes

First half

Quick recap of last lectures – bringing new students up to date

Theory I – screen-writing (for example: Aristotle’s “Poetics” or “The hero’s journey”. Power point presentation with movie clips, played on screen)

Watching a short film or a portion of a feature film.

Practical exercise regarding the short film or a class discussion

Break 15 minutes – vital to the students socializing

Second half

On-the-spot class exercise: in groups, freestyle writing upon a given theme – approx. 30 minutes

Presentation of the exercise

Questions and answers.


1st DAY – Monday 29 of July 2019

Subject 1:

Introduction to script-writing and methods. Overview and purpose of the course.

Introduction myself. Teacher vs guide 

Presentation of the course – what will we be doing? When? How?

Screenplay formatting & available programs 

Introduction to Writer Duet and Celtx, FadeIn, Trelby, Final Draft

Subject 2:

Writer in the dark: why, when and how do we write?

Self-analyzing procedures. Habits related to writing. 

From exploring our own observations, triggers and depth to universality of our stories.

Subject 3:

The role of the screen-writer in the collaborative film-making crew.

What is a screenplay? What is expected of it?

Processes helping the screenplay: pitch, theme, synopsis ( short and expanded synopsis), treatment, step outline.

Subject 4:

Books, guides, theories and models about screen-writing. How to choose?        

2nd DAY – Tuesday, 30 of July 2019

Subject 5:

Location scouting and its importance for a writer.  

Research into dialogue and speech. Original voice vs. writer’s voice.

Short film: ‘La Jeteé’ 1962, C. Marker (clip, 5 minutes)

Subject 6:

The audience – who are they? 

We all write with an audience in mind. Identification of ‘the audience’. 

The audience’s emotional progression – connection to the narrative arc. 

Subject 7:

Types of narrative. 

The premise, the universe and the action. What is a premise and why is it useful? 

Class exercise: your favorite story, moment in a film or book, character, and why. 

Short film: The Wallet’ 2003 dir. V. Bierrewaerts ( clip 5-6 minutes)

3rd DAY – Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Subject 8:

Character creation & theme

Character vs. theme vs. narrative vs. emotional journey

Class exercise: creating a story about a character based on a photograph.

Screen-writing exercise: developing the character of our exercise

Subject 9:

Disjointed, unconventional and non-linear narratives

The psychology of reading or seeing a story ‘out of order’.

The ‘fourth dimension’.

 Feature film: ‘Synechoche New York’ 2011, dir. C. Kaufman (clip, 5 minutes)

Subject 10:

Screenplay structures in short films

Linear structures. Following or not following a structure.

Watching various short films & discussion.

Short film: ‘Swimmer’ 2012 L. Ramsay (clip, 5 minutes)

Short film: ‘Last words’ 1976 dir. W. Herzog (clip, 5 minutes)

Iben Ravn Σκηνοθέτις, Σεναριογράφος / Δανία


Iben Ravn

+30 6945765723

Commpeles 14, Koukaki, 11721 Athens, Greece

Østbanetorvet 9, 4th Århus 8000, Denmark

t.: +45 61665559


2017, The Afghan Girl | Fiction 10 min, funded by the Danish Film Institute Århus. Official Selection Sarasota Film Festival, 2018, U.S.A.

2015, United, we save | Fiction 28 min, with funding from Vestdanske Filmpulje, Århus Danish Film Institute and Filmbyen Århus

2014, The Great Triumphs | experimental 10 min, with funding from Århus Danish Film Institute and Talentfabrikken, Filmbyen Århus.

2015, I am love | Large-format photography exhibition. Exhibited at Godsbanen Århus.

February 2015

2014, I am love | Large-format photography exhibition. Exhibited at Mejlgade Århus.

February 2014

2014, Tore | fiction, 19 min, with funding from Århus Filmværksted, Filmbyen Århus, and Hedensted Municipality.

Official selection Aarhundredetsfestival Århus in 2014. Exhibited at ARoS Art Museum in 2014.

Official Selection Drama Film Festival, Greece in 2015

2013, Boy | fiction 9:30 min, with support from European Film College, Talentfabrikken and ARoS Art Museum.

2012, Fælden – The Trap | Documentary 9 min, European Film College


In progress: Screen-writing seminar | The Cinema Section of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, 22 weeks

In progress: Screen-writing seminar | The Literary Society of the University of Piraeus, Athens, 6 weeks

April 2019 : Screen-writing seminar | The Cinema Society of the University of Patras

April 2019 : Screen-writing seminar | The Municipality of Zografou, Athens

2019, Screen-writing workshop, 8 weeks | Balkan can Kino Cinema Society in Athens

2018, Screen-writing seminar | The Cinema Section of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, 22 weeks

2018, 3rd time receiver of the scholarship ”Den Store Isbjørn” from Nordisk Film Denmark in connection with developing myself as a screen-writer

2017, Screen-writing seminar, The Cinema Section of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, 20 weeks

2017, 2nd time receiver of the scholarship ”Den Store Isbjørn” from Nordisk Film Denmark, in connection to teaching screen-writing at The Cinema Section of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens

2015, Receiver of the scholarship ”Den Store Isbjørn” from Nordisk Film Denmark in connection with studying at H.C.T. S. Stavrakos, Athens

2015-16, Started studying film directing at Hellenic Cinema and Television School, Athens

2013-14, Talentfabrikken, Filmbyen Århus – Århus Film City

1-year talent development programme with education, workshops and mentoring

2014, AVID editing course, Århus office of the Danish Film Institute.

2014, Writer’s workshop, Danish Film Institute. Wrote the first feature script for a children’s Viking – adventure film, under the supervision of writer Mikkel Bak Sørensen.

2013, Development workshop, Danish Film Institute. Developed the first feature story under the supervision of award-winning writer Martin Strange-Hansen.

2012-13, European Film College, Denmark – 1-year studies in directing and writing film.

2007-10, Åarhus University, Denmark, Ba. Communication and Semiotics

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