What is this workshop about?

The TFS/CION writing workshop is delivered 100% online and will take place on two days over two weekdays on Tuesday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 20, with high-level industry Instructors from the Toronto Film School. On the first day, participants will learn about character development, dialogue writing, scene construction and the classic 3-Act structure, through discussions and exercises with their experienced Instructors. At the end of this day, students will be tasked with writing a short film script over the course of the following week. One day between sessions will be a consultation day where participants can book Zoom meetings with their Instructors to discuss their projects one-on-one. On the second workshop day, participants will conduct industry-style table-reads of one another's scripts, receiving feedback from their Instructors and colleagues, and polishing their scripts so they are tight portfolio pieces that are ready to be produced.

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 On Campus programs are offered through Toronto Film School, Ontario. Online programs are offered through Toronto Film School, New Brunswick. 

 In Ontario, Yorkville University offers a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree which is delivered on-campus and online. The institution has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) to offer the BCA for a 7-year term starting 12/17/2020. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions). 

Workshop Graduate Bursaries:

Two successful graduates of the program will be offered full bursaries to enrol in the Toronto Film School Writing for Film & TV Associate Diploma program (Online). One award is offered to an Indigenous student and the other is offered to the general enrolment. These bursaries are awarded by merit and evaluations are based on a standard rubric used to evaluate all TFS writing program students. All remaining workshop participants are offered a 30% discounted fee for enrollment in Writing for Film & TV Associate Diploma program (Online).

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Presented in Partnership between Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) and Toronto Film School (TFS)

Tuesday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 20




Colin Aussant is a Toronto-based screenwriter with a bent for comedy, dramady, thrillers and anything with a little edge and originality. As a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s feature and TV bootcamp programmes, Colin has a variety of projects in development including: The Invisibles, feature, co-written with Andrew Currie (Anagram/Quadrant Pictures) with Telefilm development funding; Acid Town, one-hour drama series, creator/writer (Counterfeit Pictures); Holmes, one-hour drama series, co-creator, writer (Circle Blue entertainment) 1991, half-hour comedy series, creator/writer, (Hoodwink Productions).

Arthur Ladouceur Toronto Film School Student and a proud member of the Metis Nation of Alberta. Arthur has always been fascinated with the creative process and sharing stories with friends and family. He believes, this all starts with communication and understanding.

  • Supplies required: Computer, internet, Screen Writing software like “Final Draft” but any free writing software like “Celtx”, “Writer Duet” and “Trelby” would work for this course.
  • Maximum 18 students (minimum 6) 
  • Course Fee: Free
  • Course Delivery: 100% online via Zoom webinar platform

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