Cannes Program
Make a short film

1 hour for 9 weeks, 1 full shooting day in Week 10 and Cinema World Premiere Night shortly after.

Students learn in depth:

  • How to interpret and implement the specific conventions of screenwriting.
  • How to extract the layers of multimodal information locked within a screenplay.
  • Students learn about story structure, dialogue, action, story types and genres specific to film.
  • Screenwriters process, formats, planning, working and editing styles.
  • Camera operation, lighting operation, camera movement, film set workflow, roles and responsibilities.
  • Producing: planning for a shoot.
  • Acting & Directing: casting, pre-planning, screenplay for acting, acting coaching, director’s role and responsibility & working with actors to get the best performance.
  • Editing: take selection, trimming, building an assemble edit, music and final touches.
  • Filming day: Students will shoot their own short film from a unique script, rotating through different roles during the day.


  • World Premiere at selected Cinemas
  • Unique promotional posters
  • DVD with professional editing and sound design
  • Portfolio content