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Posted On: 5 October 2022 12:56 pm
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Screenwriting for Beginners Lab in Arabic 2022 by Doha Film Institute

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Screenwriting for Beginners Lab

Event Details:

Location: This is an online event.
Date: 6 November 2022 - 11 November 2022
Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Lab Fee - 300QR
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Discover the creative process of writing for the screen, all from the comfort of your own home with DFI’s exciting online Screenwriting for Beginners Lab in Arabic.

This fascinating lab will include the foundations of screenwriting, with mentors covering the ‘architecture’ of screenplays (storytelling, screenplay guidelines, non-verbal storytelling, and characterization) and the ‘formatting’ of a screenplay (visual grammar and Celtx/Final Draft).

Taught remotely, the lab is offered in Arabic, blending online lectures, assignments, and group discussions to give participants a comprehensive and well-rounded understanding of screenwriting.

As this is a beginner’s lab, the aim is for participants to produce a minimum of one scene for their screenplay. They will also have the opportunity to continue their filmmaking journey with the DFI development team, working towards further DFI training and grants programmes.


  • Application Deadline: Sun 23 October 2022
  • Lab Dates: 6 – 11 Nov 2022
    Hours: 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Eligibility: Applicants should be 18 years old or above.
  • Lab Mentor: Ayman El Amir

Lab Fee: QR 300 - Qatar Museums Culture Pass members will receive a 10% discount on this lab’s fee. To avail of the discount, simply include a copy of your Culture Pass when applying.

Group Size: 10 – 15
Participants will be selected for each lab.

  • Level: Beginners
  • Location: Online
  • Language: Arabic

Submission Requirements:

Applicants should submit an email to [email protected] with the following:

  • Original short film logline and synopsis
  • Applicant’s CV or short bio
  • Copy of applicant’s ID
  • A short paragraph explaining your interest in this lab

Note: Lab fee payment - To be updated.

    Source and image credit: Doha Film Institute