Screenwriting masterclass - Mary Kate O’Flanagan (Ireland)

Sunday, March 10th, 12:00 – 14:00

Short films can be a springboard to feature films and an art form in themselves. Many scripts for short films however, are under-developed, their potential being unrealised. This masterclass will look at how to write and rewrite the script for maximum emotional impact on the audience.

We will cover:

  1. The Shapes Of Stories
  2. Plot twists and reversals.
  3. Cinematic Storytelling For The Big and Small Screens
  4. Replacing Dialogue With Visuals
  5. Mystery Vs Revelation In Cinema
  6. Dramatic Irony
  7. Deconstructing A Successful Short Film To Analyse How And Why It Works


Tutor:  Mary Kate O’Flanagan is a screenwriter and story consultant who works internationally, helping to shape stories by emerging and established screenwriters. She was trained by the Professors of Screenwriting at The University of Southern California and has given workshops on screenwriting in Prague, Plzeň, Malta, Bucharest, Lódź, Ljublana, London, Cork, as well as Dublin. She is a guest lecturer at The National Film School of Ireland and has also given screenwriting workshops in South Africa, Botswana and America.

Free access to the masterclass only with reservation, click here.