The dual focus of screenwriting education in the KFS Filmmaking Program is to instill the habit of writing as an essential skill in all aspects of filmmaking, and to develop scripts for the film exercises and graduation projects.
The school does not impose an institutional regime on screenwriting, but all scripts are explored and revised through an ongoing process of discussion and criticism. We involve visiting lecturers and the whole school in an ongoing debate about scripts from conception to shooting script. We treat the script as a blueprint for the story’s realization as film, rather than as a literary artifact.
Every student is part of a writing workshop, developing and refining working relationships along with the scripts. Every script which goes into production goes through rigorous discussion and rewrites. Before going into production there are further script editing sessions with all the selected projects. It is also possible to see a range of tutors on a one-to-one basis throughout the term.