Screenwriting Masterclass

17th, 18th and 25th of September. A three part masterclass with local screenwriter Philip Tarl Denson exploring the fundamentals of writing for screen. Over five hours, this workshop will help aspiring screenwriters build skills and understanding of screenwriting & story structure to help transform a story concept into a fully fledged narrative, or to develop an existing script into a more nuanced, structured story.

The masterclass is broken into three sessions over two weekends to allow students to further develop their scripts, and integrate them with the rest of the workshops in the DIFF FILM SCHOOL program.

Session One – 10am Saturday 17th September

READY. Introducing and Exploring Story Structure. Using examples from well-known stories to demonstrate the ‘universatility’ of story structure.

Session Two: 10am Sunday 18th September

 AIM. Applying the SCOPE method to go from idea to robust story. This will involve an in-depth analysis of macro structure issues.

Session Three: 10am Sunday 25th September

FIRE. Constructing a pitch document that outline the participant’s particular project or idea using the SCOPE method.


$45 for all three sessions (individual sessions can not be purchased)

$100 for DIFF FILM STUDENTS FULL PASS allowing entry to all workshops and the NT Screen Industry Summit.

10:00am Saturday 17th September
DURATION - 120 mins
VENUE - Charles Darwin University Waterfront Campus