Structure your feature screenplay
by Ilse Somers
Tue 7.5-Thu 9.05 10:00-18:00
(rooms 40011, 40013)
In this short course the writer is motivated to rethink their feature screenplay through structure. We analyze the building tension, the course of the characters, the tone and theme of the story. We will work with treatments from 2 page treatments.
Registration for this workshop is closed.
After training in film as an assistant director in Brussels in the early 1980s, Ilse Somers completed a master degree in screenwriting and directing at the Film Division of Columbia University in New York. In 1993 she began teaching screenwriting at the RITCS Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels, among other consultancy jobs in writing. Five years ago, she started teaching in other schools, as the University of Antwerp and the University of Tampere (Finland).
In 1997 she completed a short film, Sancta Mortale, about a young girl with a vivid religious fantasy who lives in an old people’s home. This was followed by a Dutch television film, Cowboy of Iran, about a refugee who finds an adoptive family. Meanwhile she kept on teaching and worked as a script consultant including three Flemish features: Olivetti 82 (2001), The Dark Diamond (2004) and Bo (2010). Somers started a family, which provided the inspiration for her short film IVF (2007), the experience of fertility treatment. She dusted off an old feature project: High Heels, Low Tide which she directed in 2012. In 2017 the Flanders Audiovisual Fund granted her funds to develop the feature From Addis Ababa a personal story on adoption.