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Screenwriting Workshop

Screenwriting is a distinctive approach to storytelling for the visual medium. This 5-session workshop is an introduction to the basic principles of dramatic writing that guides the student to the creative and technical process of translating a concept to a screenplay.

What will be covered
  • Screenwriting concepts and terms
  • Structure and plot
  • Character and archetypes
  • Format and style
  • Pitching and concept development
  • The 3-act paradigm
  • Dialogue
  • Dramatic beats
  • Alternative structures and nonlinear plots
  • Dramatic and narrative voice
  • Screenwriting software

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Who should attend

If you have an interest in filmmaking, some writing experience, and a college level education, this workshop is for you.


Please note, this hands-on workshop is scheduled differently from most other PCCI classes. Instead, of an all-day, consecutive-day schedule, this class will be spread out over 5 sessions.

In addition, there will be an online consultation between each class day, so the instructor can discuss the participants’ writing progress.

Session Schedule Time
1st session Feb 12 (Tue) 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
2nd session Feb 14 (Thu) 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
3rd session Feb 21 (Thu) 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
4th session Mar 7 (Thu) 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
5th session Mar 14 (Thu) 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
About the instructor

Khalil Joseph Bañares is a filmmaker from Manila, Philippines. His films have competed in various film festivals abroad. His films range from historical documentaries, advocacy films, erotic thrillers and romantic flicks. He has worked in different industries such as advertising, TV, digital and films. Aside from filmmaking, he is a marketing professional. With projects ranging from digital marketing, OOH, OTT and content creation.


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1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


PhP 7,500 (USD 150)

Includes materials and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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