Short Film Lab

Short course


Currently fully subscribed - but do not despair places often become available - email us to be added to the Reserve List

Delivered over 8 weeks on a Tuesday evening (18:15-21:15)

Participants arrive with a log-line or idea for a short, and over the duration of the course you will expand the idea before then developing it into a 10-15 page script that will have gone through two drafts. 


This course combines lecturing and group discussion which includes:

  • The exploration of fundamental principles of storytelling through reading excerpts and the analysis of shorts films.
  • Brief assignments both during and between sessions to develop your characters, ideas, and the ability to analyse the short form. 
  • Your scripts will be read and discussed by the group in a constructive manner to help further develop the work and your ability to dissect the writing of others. 
  • Advice will be offered on how to find producers and funding to support your next steps into production.


This online programme is delivered by Toby Fell-Holden a British writer-director based between New York and London. He has taught filmmaking and masterclasses at Columbia, NYU, MetFilm, Queen Marys University, and he is a visiting fellow at Arts Uni Bournemouth.   He is a Screen International Star of Tomorrow for 2016 and a Film London Lodestar of 2020, and has been awarded fellowships from the Moving Picture Institute and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Corporate Rate: £925

Freelance Rate: £475


Feedback from previous Labs include:

“An excellent, diverse group of writers"  “Loved Toby’s teaching style” "Feedback sessions were extremely productive and I came away with exactly what I needed” 

How to apply

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If you experience any problems making your application please contact us 01494 677 903