Writers' workshop: Develop your content and your film ideas!

Finished Writers, screenwriters
Time : from 10h00 to 17h30
Spoken languages :

Balimage is pleased to invite you to a workshop on content  and story development

Writing a screenplay is a sensitive, sometimes fragile and very personal process.
Long before resorting to the dramaturgical toolbox, the rules of which are handed down in numerous textbooks and courses, it is first of all a matter of confronting one’s own material – and thus oneself – and finding the personal, unique attitude with which one can tell a story and no one else.

What does this mean in concrete terms? What are the steps in developing a story? What are the chances, the risks and the singularities offered to the author? Are there any rules that cannot be deviated from in this work that draws its strength from the freedom of the mind? This workshop will address the benefits of teamwork in this process by asking how teamwork works in this process.

This workshop will be led by Julia Willmann, a long-time screenwriter and professor of content development in Germany (e.g. at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin) and Switzerland (e.g. at the ZHdK). Prior to that, she worked for Arte in Strasbourg for a long time and as a director in Cologne. Julia grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau, studied Romance and German languages and literature as well as media studies in Aix-en-Provence (FR), and then film making in Berlin. She is therefore very familiar with all the regions that make up the Upper Rhine.


Application deadline on June 7th!



10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. : Short introduction round (person & film idea) – Exemples of story development talk

12.30 – 13.30  : Lunch

13.30 – 16.30 : Further development of own film idea in groups

16.40 – 17.30 : Exchange in plenum about findings




Registration conditions

Short description of your film idea (max. 1 page)
Short CV (approx. ½ page, including a few words about your connection to the film)
Deadline to apply: June 7, 2022
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