At the heart of every great film is a story—and screenwriting is its core. The Portland Film Festival has partnered with Willamette Writers Group, one of the West Coast’s oldest writing organizations, to offer a variety of educational opportunities.
Last year’s screenwriting tract was so popular, we’re bringing it back and making it bigger and better. So whether you’re mulling over your first script, banging away at the keyboard on your long-term project, or just looking for that inspirational breakthrough, it’s time to purchase your Portland Film Festival 2015 SCREENWRITER’s PASS.
At only $69, attendees will have first-class access to over 20 hours of workshops, panel discussions, pitches, and networking opportunities. You’ll get the chance to mingle with and learn from established writers such as Gordy Hoffman (Founder of Bluecat Screenplay Competition and brother/collaborator of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman), Randall Jahnson (The Doors, The Mask of Zorro), William C. Martell (The Secrets of Action Screenwriting) and Andy Mingo (Currently adapting Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby with the author.)
Topics to be covered include:
- Strategies for selling your script and acquiring an agent
- Techniques for crafting unique dialogue with an authentic voice
- Adapting literary works into cinema
- The best ways to break into today’s industry
- Tips on writing thrillers with amazing plot twists and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
- Tactics for adapting true-life stories for the silver screen.
In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your movie idea to industry insiders and network with other writers in Portland’s largest and oldest library, the Multnomah County Central Library. Other perks include free entry (capacity permitting) to the closing night film and after party. Don’t wait! Seating is limited and these passes will sell out.
The Portland Film Festival runs in venues across the city from September 1-7. All access, VIP, filmmaker, and industry passes also include entrance to screenwriting events.