Screenplay Writing and Direction Course

BOFTA's Screenplay Writing & Direction course is a hands-on learning program, facilitated by the Masters of Screenplay writing and Direction, designed to put students in the screenplay writer or director's chair on completion of the course. Students stepping out of the Academy will be armed with skills in screenplay writing, filmmaking, and experience in production and equipped with a repertoire of their own short films and tele-films.

BOFTA's Screenplay Writing & Direction course is for students who are passionate about filmmaking and for those who can give 100% commitment to a focused and demanding curriculum. The short films made by the students during the course will be showcased at the Academy screenings to an audience comprising eminent people from the film industry, friends and family. Students will also be exposed to various short film competitions and film festivals. Led by Master Director Sasi for direction with a team of well-known filmmakers, the course will enable the students to learn directly from the experts, how they wrote their screenplays and translated the same into a successful film on screen.

First Semester

  • History of Cinema
  • Film Appreciation
  • Study of Film Makers and Scripts
  • Art of Screenplay Writing
  • Components of Film Direction
  • Film Making exercises – several workshops
  • Film Study Record

Second Semester

  • Directorial Responsibilities
  • Screenplay to Screen – Shot by shot filming techniques
  • Study of contemporary world cinema and film makers
  • Advanced Film Making exercises – a workshop
  • Film Production and Management
  • Feature Film Scripting Project work

Mid-year project

  • A Short-film Making

Final Project

  • A Tele-Film (of 40 minutes) making
  • A Feature-film Screenplay writing

Course Fee

The Course fee varies for each course and do contact our Admission Counselor at 90030 78000 or 90030 79000 for further information on the same.

The Masters for the Regular Screenplay Writing and Direction Course are:

  • Director - B. Lenin
  • Director - Sivakumar Mohanan
  • Director - Karunakaran
  • Director - Sasi
  • Director - Rajdheep
  • Producer - G. Dhananjayan

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