Screenwriting Online Workshop – with Alkin Emirali

It’s the limitations of the form of screenwriting that pushes the screenwriter to ever greater levels of creativity. Whether you seek to write for screen or not, learning about the craft of screenwriting will undoubtedly provide a useful perspective on whatever writing practice you pursue. 

This whistle-stop-tour of narrative fiction screenwriting seeks to explore the differences and similarities between the craft of screenwriting and other forms of writing, notably literary fiction. Along the way, we will touch on format, cinematic prose, character, screenwriting principles and most importantly story and how it cleverly pretends to be real life whilst occupying a world all of its own. Expect some practical exercises and plenty of opportunity to share thoughts and ask questions. 

These one-off sessions are aimed at writers who are aspiring or emerging and looking to explore and develop particular skills to enhance their writing – tools to add to their writers’ toolkit.

About Alkin Emirali

Alkin Emirali is a screenwriter and director. He is currently optioned on two feature film screenplays, one of which secured prestigious development funding from Creative Europe. Alkin moves seamlessly from writing and directing to education in film. He has been a lecturer in screenwriting, directing and related disciplines for some 12 years, and was formerly the course-leader for the degree at Brighton Film School.

His last short film was a semi-finalist for the Grand Jury prize at the Sao Paolo Film Festival. His films have been selected for BAFTA nominating Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner and have secured distribution with Shorts International and Shorts TV. He has been funded by Creative Europe, Creative England, the UK Film Council and Screen South. 

Alkin founded Scriptology to bring innovation and creativity to the way screenwriting is taught and to build an active community around screenwriting. Website:

A limited number of bursary places are available. Contact us for more information.


27 November 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

£22 / £18 (Conc/NWS Friends)

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