Want to get a foothold in Quebec’s fast-growing film industry? This microprogram welcomes candidates with non-traditional career paths or those who do not necessarily possess a university or college degree.
Duration: 1 semester, starting January 8, 2022
Primary campus: Online
Credits: 9 credits
This undergraduate Microprogram in Screenwriting and Film Producing teaches students two fundamental aspects of cinema: the creation of a script and the process of transforming it into a film. Over the course of 14 weeks or one semester, this 9-credit intensive program guides students in the creation of a screenplay and showcases the process of producing individually or collaboratively authored screenplays according to film industry standards. The synthesis of screenwriting and film production will help students navigate the intricacies of creative, technical, and logistical aspects unique to filmmaking, from conception to distribution.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a total of 9 credits
9 credits – Core Courses
FMPR 341 – Writing for Film I (3 credits)
FMPR 441 – Writing for Film II (3 credits)
FMPR 336 – Introduction to Film Producing (3 credits)
This microprogram welcomes candidates with non-traditional career paths or those who do not necessarily possess a university or college degree. They will gain core competencies and skills required to start their film career. Upon successful completion, applicants will be able to explore possibilities for entry level roles in the film industry.
These opportunities include:
Reader / Evaluator for producers, studios, funding agents
FMPR 341, 441: Writing for Film I, II
Wiebke von Carolsfeld is an award-winning writer, editor and filmmaker. German-born, Montréal-based, she has directed three critically acclaimed feature films. Marion Bridge (starring Molly Parker, introducing Elliot Page), STAY, (a Canadian/Irish coproduction starring Taylor Schilling), and The Saver, which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Wiebke's films have played at festivals around the world (TIFF, Rotterdam (competition), Karlovy Vary, Sydney, Pusan etc), winning many awards including Best First Feature at TIFF, and inclusion in Canada’s Top Ten. Claremont, her first novel, was published both in Canada and in Germany and has been optioned for a limited tv series by Jeremy Podeswa. Currently, she is in development on her new feature, Someone’s Daughter, produced by Prospector Films. Wiebke has taught internationally classes on screenwriting, filmmaking as well as the creative process.