Head of Screenwriting, London Film School
Jonathan Hourigan is a graduate of Oxford University and the National Film and Television School. He worked as assistant to Robert Bresson on L’Argent and is a writer, director, teacher and script consultant. He is currently Head of Screenwriting at London Film School.
International award winning filmmaker Paul Nethercott has credits on films that have screened at over 75 film festivals. Nethercott has successfully collaborated with Universities and nonprofit organizations to complete film projects on three continents. Currently Nethercott is CEO of Studio Nethercott and is a Truly Moving Pictures Award Juror, Heartland Film Festival.
Screenwriter / playwright
Birutė Kapustinskaitė is an author of seven awarded short films, two feature movie scripts and four theatre plays. For her play “Therapies” author received National Golden Stage Cross award for the best playwright of the year.
Writer has presented her screenplays and plays in international workshops and conferences in Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, England, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Latvia and South Africa.
Lecture: SCREENWRITING - INSPIRATION AND PERSPIRATION
By Jonathan Hourigan
Perhaps more than any other kind of creative writing, screenwriting involves conventions, rules and prescriptions relating to structure. Why is this the case? How does it affect inspiration and creativity? And how can screenwriters produce distinctive work in this context? The lecture will include the screening of several short films and will explore plot, character and theme as well introducing some practical exercises and specific approaches to development.
Open lecture presented by Creative Europe Media Desk Lithuania
Lecture: HOW TO MAKE FILMS THAT WIN AWARDS
By Paul Nethercott
By utilising a series of key studies, four key concepts will be conveyed: Relationships are Foundational; Story is King; Quality People Make Quality Films; Think Like a Film Festival. The objective is to help participants build a successful film career by giving them core concepts that will empower them to make films that get into film festivals and win awards.
Lecture: WHEN PERSONAL BECOMES UNIVERSAL. USING YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO TELL A STORY
By Birutė Kapustinskaitė
Why some of the stories reach us on a deeper level, and some of them look just too constructed and cold? How to analyze your personal experience, how to dig into your emotional recourse and give your characters a true voice? How to use your own experience to create organic and truthful scenes without copy-pasting real life.