SCREENWRITING & TECHNICAL LAB

 
The 26 -day program focuses on the basics of screenwriting & production of four shorts.

 

We have 12 writing participants who come to Maisha with a 7 – 10 page screenplay for a short film, 4 screenwriting mentors, who conduct workshops on the fundamentals of screenwriting as well as meet with the participants one-on-one to oversee the revision of their work, lead the workshop, on day 9 they pitch their stories and the best four are selected for production. The first half of the lab is focused on screenwriters ,once the best four are selected for production , the technical mentors and participants start preparing for production. They are trained in cinematography, directing, production, sound recording and editing as the acting mentor trains the actors.

 

Once pre-production is done, the film shoot for the four short films by participants in four teams starts. The end result is four finished short films at the end of the 26 day lab. These are premiered at the Maisha Annual Film Festival (MAFF) soon after.

 

SCREENWRITING LAB

 
The 8-day program focuses on the basics of screenwriting.

 

We have 15 writing participants who come to Maisha with a 7 – 10 page screenplay for a short film. 4 screenwriting mentors, who conduct workshops on the fundamentals of screenwriting as well as meet with the participants one-on-one to oversee the revision of their work, lead the workshop. The end result being screenplays that are in a finished form at the end of the eight days ready to be produced. The best script wins a $2,000 prize to produce their short film.