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Copa Shorts Film Fest


FILMMAKING: The Essentials 

Three days of need-to-know info about screenplays and film. Hands on and full of essential details on –

  • How to write a screenplay
  • Find funding for your film
  • Use equipment to make a great film.

Pre-register now at Eventbrite for free. Open to high school age and above!

September 13 – Central Arizona College, Signal Peak Campus

Screenwriting: Plot – Without a screenplay, there’s no film. Learn formatting to look like a pro and focus on developing a great plot. Come with ideas and be prepared to write. 9 am – noon

To Make a Great Film – Know Your Camera –Learn to make the best use of your camera.  Bring your camera.  Hands on! 1 – 4 pm

September 14 – Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus

Screenwriting: Characters – Basics with a heavy emphasis on developing memorable characters. Hands on practice included. Don’t miss this workshop that takes you to the next level. 9 am-noon

Stay Legal! – Don’t miss legal advice every filmmaker should know. Finding film funding sources included. 1 – 4 pm

September 19 – Central Arizona College, San Tan Campus

Screenwriting: Dialogue – Learn how to make your screenplay irresistible. Focus on dialogue. Hands on practice. 9 am – noon

Lights, Action, Sound! – Lighting the scene and hearing the characters – without this, your film is never going to be shown. Includes tips and tricks for low budget filming. Smartphone, iPad, camera included. 1 – 4 pm

Prepare to record or take notes.

Lunch can be purchased on campus.  (San Tan Campus, please contact us. Reservations requested for food.)

These workshops are in demand. Room size limited.  If you must cancel, please notify us at