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Screenwriters Bootcamp with Venero Armanno

Screenwriter's Bootcamp with Venero Armanno

Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021

Screenwriter's Bootcamp with Venero Armanno

Time Fri Oct 29 2021 at 06:00 pm to Sun Oct 31 2021 at 04:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre, Meeting Room 1B, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane, Australia

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AUD 300

Screenwriter's Bootcamp with Venero Armanno, 29 October | Event in South Brisbane | Screenwriter's Bootcamp with Venero Armanno
Turn those great ideas into a big Hollywood screenplay or a lower budget feature film.

About this Event

Do you have a brilliant idea for a movie but just don’t know how to start writing it for the big (or smaller) screen? Is there a book or story you’d love to adapt into a screenplay but don’t know where to start?

This weekend boot camp will introduce beginning scriptwriters to the basic skills of writing for the screen with the three-act Hollywood feature film as our model. Using various film clips as models and examples, we’ll look at the industry standard format of film scripts, the basics of creating screen-characters, how to write interesting dialogue and how to understand and use film structure. We’ll also discuss aspects of the business of film and working as a professional in scriptwriting.

Learning Outcomes

After the bootcamp, participants will have a deeper understanding of the elements listed below:

  • An understanding of what a screenplay should and should not do.
  • The various components of a screenplay.
  • How to use the screenplay format to tell an effective screen-based story.
  • How to plan, prepare, and create a screenplay.
  • How to further develop a screenplay after the first draft, and write for low budget filmmaking
  • A fundamental comprehension of the professional practice of screenwriting in the film world.

Course Dates & Times:

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Friday, 29 October (A meet-and-greet with a chance to pitch and discuss your personal project)

10:30am - 4:30pm - Saturday, 30 October (Workshop)

10:30am - 4:30pm - Sunday, 31 October (Workshop)


This is a face-to-face bootcamp with a focus on craft. It is a level 2 course, for intermediate writers, but is suitable for writers of all levels.

More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Venero:

Venero Armanno is the author of eleven critically acclaimed novels and two anthologies of stories, most recently including The Crying Forest (2021), Burning Down (2017) and Travel Under Any Star (2016). His other well-known books are Black Mountain (2012), The Dirty Beat (2007) and Candle Life (2006). Further back, Veny’s novel Firehead was shortlisted in the 1999 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for best Australian work of fiction; in 2002 The Volcano won the award with Best Fiction Book of the Year. His work has gone on to be published in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Israel and South Korea.

Veny studied Scriptwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and is an associate professor at The University of Queensland.

Conditions of Entry & COVID-19 Information -

In line with the Queensland Government's COVID-19 restrictions, you must wear a mask during your visit (unless you have a lawful reason not to) and check in using the Check In Qld app.

Numbers are restricted in each space in accordance with Queensland Health guidelines. Spaces are sanitised regularly and sanitising products are available for visitor use.

Please note the following conditions of entry before your visit to State Library:

1. You cannot enter State Library if in the previous 14 days you have:

  • returned to Australia from overseas (other than a safe travel zone country)
  • been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case
  • been in a Queensland declared COVID-19 hotspot, place of concern or exposure venue, as defined by the Chief Health Officer
  • had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms in the last 72 hours.

2. You must wear a mask unless you have a lawful reason not to.

3. You must check in using the Check In Qld app. Your details will be stored securely by the Queensland Government and only used for contact tracing.

4. You must keep a safe distance from others.

5. EFTPOS transactions are preferred.

The conditions may be subject to change.

We respect your privacy. Personal information we collect is used only for our internal activities and functions (Libraries Act 1988 (Qld)) and will not be disclosed unless required by law. For more information, please read State Library's privacy statement.

For further information on accessing the State Library of Queensland, visit their website here.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn't current, membership will need to be arranged.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

Will this event be live streamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at YWRtaW4gfCBxbGR3cml0ZXJzICEgb3JnICEgYXU=.

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full. Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at YWRtaW4gfCBxbGR3cml0ZXJzICEgb3JnICEgYXU=

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.

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Ticket Information Ticket Price
Early Bird QWC Member AUD 315
Early Bird Member Concession AUD 300
QWC Member AUD 350
QWC Member Concession AUD 305
General Admission AUD 420
General Admission Concession AUD 370
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Fri Oct 29 2021 at 06:00 pm to Sun Oct 31 2021 at 04:30 pm
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