If you dream of writing scripts and taking your first steps in the film industry, this workshop is for you! The upcoming workshops are in: days hours min. sec. 00 00 00 00 Sign up Portfolio Script for a 30-minute film 35 hours of classes Seven 5-hour meetings Small workshop groups 6–10 people per group Practical screenwriting Practical Screenwriting is our core workshop. It will help you to acquire the skills necessary to write your own short film script under the supervision of an experienced mentor. The classes are aimed at beginners, as well as people who already have some screenwriting experience. How does it look? This intensive workshop’s schedule consists of seven 5-hour meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to work on their own projects, from choosing a theme and creating characters, to writing dialogue. During each meeting, all projects will be discussed in detail among mentors and participants.Our participants’ further development means a great deal to us. This is why our participants are becoming familiar with the details of the film industry, as well as emerging trends. They will get to know what type of script is most desirable in Poland and abroad, and where they should try to reach with their new material to have any chance of making the project happen. They also learn pitching, which is a professional way of presenting their own film project to directors and producers.Having completed our classes, each participant will possess basic screenwriting training, enabling him or her to write a short film script and giving them an entry pass into their further creative development (including applying to various film schools). What’s more, all scripts will be entered in a scriptwriting competition for our graduates.Graduating from the Practical Screenwriting course will allow our graduates to take part in follow-up workshops and thematic classes organised by Bahama Films. Our graduates have been accepted at their dream film schools in Poland and abroad;have presented their projects at international pitching meetings during film festivals (Cannes, Munich, Rome, Lille, Tallin and Odessa);have cooperated with organisations such as TVP, TVN, Polsat, Netflix, Viaplay, Canal+, TV4, Nowa TV, UW and UJ;have been nominated for and received awards in competitions such as Script Pro and Script Wars, and many more screenwriting contests.In 2021, one of our workshop graduates received an award for his script in Gdynia, andin 2015, another workshop graduate was nominated for an Oscar. Workshop program Introduction, idea, IP, logline, discussion of participants' initial ideas. Homework: title, logline, tagline. Discussion about participants’ projects, character and structure. Homework: character description, synopsis, treatment. Discussion about participants’ projects, film analyses. Homework: one-pager. Discussion about participants’ projects, scenes, sequences, film beginning and ending, scene breakdown. Homework: scene breakdown. Discussion about participants’ projects, film analysis. Homework: three pages of script. Discussion about participants’ projects, formats, themes, messages, genres, dialogue, pitching. Homework: script and pitch preparation. Discussion about participants’ projects. Pitching and final ceremony. Sign up for the workshop Workshop trainers and mentors Wiktor PiątkowskiScreenwriter, producer, lecturer and owner of Bahama Films. Portfolio Wiktor Piątkowski created and co-wrote HBO’s first original series produced in Poland (Wataha) and the first Polish romantic comedy produced by Netflix (Squared Love). Over the last 11 years he has worked as showrunner, head writer, screenwriter and producer on various shows (crime series, soap operas, scripted reality, period dramas, sitcom), with more than 1000 hours of TV produced. A sitcom he co-created and co-wrote, Just Push Abuba, premiered in 2018 on ZDF. Wiktor is the head writer of the first Polish TV series produced by Viaplay (Murderesses), the first co-production between Canal+ and Polsat (Sortownia) and the first political thriller series produced by Polsat (Vote of no Confidence). Wiktor’s filmography includes, among others, the feature films Heart Parade (Netflix) and Holidays Backwards (which he also produced), and the TV series War Girls.Wiktor graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź, the Warsaw School of Economics, and Warsaw University (psychology), and is an alumnus of Serial Eyes (organized by the Deutsche Film and Fernsehakademie Berlin, and the London Film School), European TV Drama Series Lab, European Showrunner Training, and Racconti and Berlinale Talents. He has participated in many screenwriting courses, led by, among others Syd Field, John Truby, Robert McKee, Linda Seger, Dov Simens, Glen Benest and Sammy Montana. The list of his mentors includes James V. Hart (Dracula, Hook, Contact), Frank Spotnitz (The X Files, The Man in the High Castle), Graham Yost (Speed, Justified) and Jeff Melvoin (Northern Exposure, Designated Survivor, Killing Eve).Wiktor Piątkowski is also a member of SEAN, the Dirty Dozen Collective, the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) and the Polish Screenwriters’ Guild. He has a PhD in television marketing, runs screenwriting workshops in Poland and abroad, and manages Bahama Films, an independent production company based in Warsaw. Krzysztof Maćkowski Screenwriter, director, prose writer, reporter, screenwriting lecturer at Bahama Films, founder of the Culture Promoting Foundation Urwany Film. Portfolio Director and screenwriter of documentary movies Vater (Special Award of the Artistic Director of the Documentary Festival NURT) and Trzej Przyjaciele z Boiska. The co-creator and screenwriter of, among others, the series Wataha (HBO). Author of the novels Raport Bedeni (Znak Publishing House) and Bardzo Wielkie Pojednanie (Paper Butterfly). Author (together with Janusz Mika) of the collection of conversations Wojna Trakla, Horyzonty Trakla and Pretekst Trakla.Author of reports from Poland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, India, Nepal and Tibet, as well as co-author of the practical bedeker Grodno. Miasto nad Niemnem (Bezdroża Publishing House). He is a football supporter and also runs marathons.Attention! Signup slots are allocated according to the order of payments received. In the case of a larger number of applications than available places in the group, we reserve the right to carry out an additional selection of participants. Terminy zajęć GROUP 1 – Saturday, 9am-2pm, Warsaw: Practical Screenwriting 1. (SP1) Saturday 9.00-14.00. First class: 7.10.2023Next class dates: 28.10, 11.11, 18.11, 2.12, 9.12, 13.01.2024Place of the meeting: Warsaw (ul. Puławska 61) GROUP 2 – Saturday, 3pm-8pm, Warsaw: Practical Screenwriting 2. (SP2) Saturday 15.00-20.00. First class: 7.10.2023Next class dates: 28.10, 11.11, 18.11, 2.12, 9.12, 13.01.2024Place of the meeting: Warsaw (ul. Puławska 61) GROUP 3 – Sunday, 9am-2pm, ZOOM: Practical Screenwriting 3. (SP3) Sunday 9.00-14.00. First class: 8.10.2023Next class dates: 29.10, 12.11, 19.11, 3.12, 10.12, 14.01.2024Place of the meeting: ONLINE (Zoom) Sign up Miejsce zajęć Practical screenwriting Bahama Films workshop 4000 pln 10% DISCOUNT for students under 26 years old. Can be paid in one payment or in two equal installments. 35 hours of classes in small groups (6-10 people) online consultation script-doctoring of their own script all course materials opportunity to participate in the BAHAMA FILMS script contest opportunity to become a member of BAHAMA FILMS screenwriters base and getting paid assignments to write film and TV series scripts Don't wait. Sign up now! Wypełnij formularz zgłoszeniowy Imię: Nazwisko: Data urodzenia: Ulica i nr domu / mieszkania: Kod pocztowy: Miejscowość: Email kontaktowy: Numer telefonu: Ofertę znam z: Google Facebook Instagram TikTok artykuł w mediach informacja na forach filmowych newsletter Bahama Films reklama znajomy polecił mi Preferowana grupa SP1 Sobota 9:00-14:00 Warszawa SP2 Sobota 15:00-20:00 Warszawa SP3 Niedziela 9:00-14:00 ONLINE Opcjonalna grupa SP1 Sobota 9:00-14:00 Warszawa SP2 Sobota 15:00-20:00 Warszawa SP3 Niedziela 9:00-14:00 ONLINE Możliwe uwagi/pytania Zapoznałem się z regulaminem i akceptuję jego treść. Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie danych na potrzeby rekrutacji na warsztaty. Poproszę o fakturę VAT na firmę. NIP wpisz w pole Uwagi / pytania Płatność w dwóch ratach po 50%. Korzystam ze zniżki dla uczniów i studentów do 26. roku życia. Wyrażam zgodę na otrzymywanie newslettera z informacjami o ofercie Bahama Films. Wyslij zgłoszenie Zgodnie z art. 13 ust. 1 i 2 RODO informujemy, że administratorem Pani/Pana danych osobowych jest BAHAMA FILMS, Wiktor Piątkowski, ul. Puławska 61, 02-595 Warszawa. Przetwarzamy Pani/Pana dane wyłącznie w celu rekrutacji na warsztaty, a w przypadku wyrażenia dodatkowej zgody na otrzymywanie oferty Bahama Films, dane przetwarzane są również w celach marketingowych. Pani/Pana dane będą przetwarzane nie dłużej, niż jest to konieczne do komunikacji z uczestnikami warsztatów, a po tym czasie mogą być przetwarzane przez okres przedawnienia ewentualnych roszczeń. Podanie przez Panią/Pana danych jest dobrowolne, ale konieczne do rekrutacji na warsztaty. Ma Pani/Pan prawo do żądania dostępu do swoich danych osobowych, ich sprostowania, usunięcia lub ograniczenia przetwarzania, prawo wniesienia sprzeciwu wobec przetwarzania, a także prawo do przenoszenia swoich danych oraz wniesienia skargi do organu nadzorczego. Attention! Signup slots are allocated according to the order of payments received. In the case of a larger number of applications than available places in the group, we reserve the right to carry out an additional selection of participants.