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Writing Screenplays - with writer/director Mina Shum

Friday, January 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Saturday, January 5, 2019

Writing Screenplays - with writer/director Mina Shum

Two day screenwriting workshop with Vancouver’s Mina Shum!

Shum will empower students with lessons on dramatic structure, character arcs and how to get that idea out of your head and onto paper. What turns an idea into a film that has an engine? Shum will deliver a variety of tools to students to get writing. Using scene analysis, dramatic exercises and discussion, Shum will spend two days downloading her 30 years experience as a professional screen writer/director. She has taught similar workshops at Yale University, Boston Film Festival, Canadian Film Centre, National Screen Institute, Cineworks, UBC, Emily Carr University and more.

“My intention is to empower students to hone into point of view and unleash their storytelling gifts, all within the confines of the screenplay.” — Mina Shum

Mina Shum has written and directed five feature films that have successfully touched international and domestic audiences. Her films have premiered in Sundance, Toronto and Berlin. The New York Times calls her work “wry and winning”. As well as her award-winning feature films, Shum’s work includes art installations, essays, lectures and short films. Film titles include Double Happiness, Drive, She Said, Long Life Happiness and Prosperity, Ninth Floor and her latest Meditation Park. Shum has also directed episodic television in all lengths for a variety of networks including Netflix, CTV, CBC, Nickleodeon, Oxygen, W and MTV/Logo.

Travel subsidy available for participants attending from communities outside of Whitehorse and Marsh Lake.

  • Instructed by: Mina Shum
  • Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • Cost: Cost: $180 for YFS production members, $200 for YFS Exhibition and Film-Lover members.
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  • Seats available: 10

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