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How Short-Form Screenwriting Can Help You Create Your First Film

Starting your journey in filmmaking can seem like a daunting task.


Many aspiring filmmakers shy away, because they feel like they don't have enough experience (or know where to start).


Short-form screenwriting is a great way for first-time filmmakers to get started, because it offers several advantages:

  • tell a complete story

  • sharpen your writing skills

  • explore your inner child imagination

  • use only the resources available to you

Here's how:


Step 1: Start by understanding the structure of a short story.

Understand the basics of: storytelling, structure, and script elements. This will help you create a cohesive and compelling story.


Step 2: Get inspired by real-life events or experiences.

Find inspiration from your own life or in the world around you. This will help you come up with unique and relatable stories.


Step 3: Don't be afraid to start small.

Focus on resources already available to you. Your: phone, friend, house. This will be your greatest mindset & asset with every film moving forward.


Short-form screenwriting can be a valuable and rewarding experience for first-time filmmakers. Hone your skills, experiment, and start making your first film.


See you tomorrow.

Matt Cici


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