CCWC Teen Screenwriting Workshop
Are you an aspiring screenwriter or filmmaker? Do you like to write and tell stories? If so, then please join us for the 2022 CCWC Teen Screenwriting Workshop.
Led by screenwriter, filmmaker, and university professor Randi Barros, attendees will explore key elements of screenplay development, including how to write a strong plot, how to develop memorable characters, and how to use conventional screenplay structure. You can expect brainstorming sessions, hands-on writing activities, and opportunities to direct fellow participants as they act out your scenes-in-progress.
By the end of this interactive workshop, participants will have the tools they need to develop a script that can be entered into a screenplay competition or developed into a short film. The Central Coast has many contests and festivals for young screenwriters and filmmakers, and this program will help you prepare to participate in these opportunities and in the local film community at large.
In addition to the workshop led by Randi Barros, the program will also include a panel of award-winning teen screenwriters and filmmakers who will host a Q & A session about how they have developed their work and pursued involvement in the film community.
This is a great opportunity for teens to develop their writing and storytelling skills while also meeting other teens who share their interests.
Registration includes the Teen Screenwriting Workshop, the Panel Discussion, and Refreshments.
DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2022
TIME: 1:00 - 4:30pm
1:00-3:00 Teen Screenwriting Workshop
3:00-3:15 Short Break for Refreshments
3:15-4:15 Teen Screenwriters and Filmmakers Panel
MODE OF DELIVERY: In-Person
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 5401 - Associated Student Center
INSTRUCTOR: Randi Barros
QUESTIONS: Contact instructor us at CommunityPrograms@cuesta.edu
Randi Barros is a screenwriter, film editor, and instructor. Her feature screenplay, THE CHICKEN FESTIVAL was a 2021 finalist for the CineStory TV Retreat and Fellowship Competition and her television pilot, SPRINGTIME IN SEPTEMBER was a 2020 semi-finalist for CineStory, the Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards, and a quarter-finalist for the Final Draft Big Break competition. It was also a winner of the She Called Action 35 Pilot Contest and produced as a podcast.
Randi’s film editing work includes LIVES WELL LIVED, a multi award-winning documentary which was featured in festivals worldwide and premiered on PBS in September 2021. Randi recently edited the short comedy, TRUSTING CHLOE, which was nominated for Best Editing at the Paris Film Festival, where it won Best Comedy. Randi co-edited the documentary, BOTSO: THE TEACHER FROM TBLISI, which was the winner of 5 Audience Awards at festivals worldwide and was a New York Times critics pick.
Randi teaches Screenwriting and Film Production at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo. She attended the MFA Film program at Columbia University School of the Arts and recently completed her MFA in Screen and Television Writing at Stephens College. https://www.randibarros.com/