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RITESH BATRA

DURATION: 4 Days HOURS

06/14 . 04 . 2024

LOCATION: Online


PRICE: 599EUR (349EUR Until 22 February)

VACANCES: 25

CONTACT: filmlab@fest.pt

WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP




ABOUT RITESH BATRA



Ritesh Batra is widely known for his debut feature film The Lunchbox a touching portrait of the lunchbox delivery system in Mumbai, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Nominated for 33 international awards, the film won the Rail d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, it also won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Feature Film in 2014, and a BAFTA in the category “Film Not in the English Language”, in 2015.

The Lunchbox has been called the highest grossing foreign film in North America, Europe and Australia for the year of 2014 grossing over 25 Million USD.

Ritesh has since directed star-studded films, such as The Sense of an Ending (2017), an adaptation of a Booker Prize-winning novel, with Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling; Our Souls at Night (2017), a romantic drama starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda; and Photograph (2019).

Batra began his career by writing and directing shorts, such as Café Regular, Cairo (2012), which screened at over 40 international film festivals and won over 12 awards, including a FIPRESCI prize. In 2009, his treatment for Story of Ram was selected by the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He was then made the Time Warner Story Telling Fellow at Sundance Film Festival, and Annenberg Fellow at Sundance Film Academy. Story of Ram would later turn into The Lunchbox.

In 2014, Batra founded his own production company: PoeticLicence Motion Pictures. He is currently in pre-production of his next film, Little Bee, billed as drama-thriller about the intersecting lives of a 16-year old Nigerian orphan and a British couple, Julia Roberts is expected to be starring in the lead.



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION




The WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - screenwriting workshop will focus specifically on the skills to create your characters while developing your script and concept. The workshop will demonstrate how films are about relationships, and how the characters arcs transform You will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Ritesh Batra, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback in order to solve those problems in the future.

The topics covered on the workshop will be:

- character introductions

- character descriptions

- archetypes

- protagonists, antagonists, supporting characters

- likable and unlikable characters

- backstory and relationships

- flaws, strengths and vices

- clear objectives

- unresolved relationships

- character arcs and transformation

- outer and inner journey / external and internal conflict

- wants & needs




PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT


The workshop is designed for Scriptwriters, Writers, Directors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business in the area of scriptwriting.


WORKSHOP LOCATION
The workshop will take place online


16 hours
Duration: 4 days
Dates: 6, 7th & 13, 14th April 2024
2PM - 6PM GMT (London)
3PM - 7PM CET (Brussels)
9AM - 1PM EST (New York)
6AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles)
5PM - 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai)
10PM - 1AM CST (Beijing)
7:30PM - 11:30PM IST (New Delhi)
Location: Online
Price: 599EUR (349EUR with 35% Discount until the 22nd of February)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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