Creating The Short

8 weeks - one evening a week 6.15pm - 9.15pm Part-time

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Creating The Short

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Delivered over 8 weeks (1 evening a week), participants will complete the screenplay for a short film through discussion and revision in the context of an online and supportive ‘Writers Room’

Key successful shorts will be analysed including visits from their directors. Included will be a session on pitching your idea, a crucial skill to acquire in our industry today.

We will ask:

  • What makes a great a short film?
  • How will your idea stand out among the competition?
  • What is original about your script, and its appeal to the audience?


The course is led by Peter Ansorge, ex-Head of Drama at Channel 4 whose award-winning career includes: A Very British Coup, Traffik, GBH, The Politician’s Wife, The Camomile Lawn, Dance To The Music of Time and the Peabody-winning adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. 

With the National Film and TV School, Peter commissioned two seasons of short films written for the ground-breaking Diverse Directors Workshop, sponsored and financed by Barbara Broccoli from EON.

Several of the shorts were shortlisted for a BAFTA shorts awards and screened at the BFI London Film Festival(2018) including ALICE SEABRIGHT (‘Sex Ed’), ANNNETA LAUFER (‘The Arrival’) and BIM AJADI (‘The First Time’)