The traditional screenwriting event Script Tampere is organised for the 6th time at the Tampere Film Festival. This year’s programme will be realised in cooperation with the 6Aika cities’ Virtual Writer’s Room project. The programme is aimed at everyone interested in film and television screenwriting, professionals and students in the field.

Thursday 7 March–Friday 8 March
Tampereen Tarinatehdas (Rullaamo, Finlaysoninkuja 6, 33210 Tampere)

Price:

Thursday 7 March
€20 / whole day. Advance registration form below.
Walk-in ticket sales at the Tampereen Tarinatehdas on Thursday at 9.00am–10.00am unless the event is sold out.

Friday 8 March
Free entry. No advance registration. Entrance in order of arrival.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR SCRIPT TAMPERE 2019

Registration form is open until Tuesday 26 March 3pm.


Programme

Thursday 7 March

9.00am–10.00am
Sign in and ticket sales.

10.00am – 12.00 noon
SHORT FORM SCREENWRITING: MAKING IT WORK
ONLY IN ENGLISH

Larisa Gutmanis is a screenwriter and producer with over twenty years of experience in the film and television industry in the areas of production, distribution, and marketing. Gutmanis teaches screenwriting at the University of Toronto and at the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga.

In this keynote-speech, Gutmanis discusses screenwriting through the following questions:

  • What works, what does not? How to make your script better?
  • Using short film to explore different ways of storytelling
  • Stories told from the belly – finding your story from within!

Larisa Gutmanis has over twenty years of experience in the film and television industry in the areas of production, distribution, and marketing. Originally from Montreal, she has worked at Alliance Atlantis in Toronto, Unapix Entertainment and HBO Films in New York, and is presently the Co-Producer of the International Financing Forum, a co-financing / co-production market in association with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A 2007 graduate of the feature film screenwriting program at the Canadian Film Centre, Larisa has also completed the Praxis Story Editing Program in Vancouver, served on several film juries in Canada, and works as a screenplay evaluator and story editor. She also teaches screenwriting at the University of Toronto and at the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga, Latvia, and Media Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto. Larisa has several feature screenplays in development, including a Canadian television series, and her screenplay “Inheritance” received development funding from the Creative Europe MEDIA fund in 2012. She resides in Toronto and part-time in Latvia and spends her summers heading up a children’s summer camp in the Quebec mountains.

1.00pm–2.00pm
JANI PÖSÖ: MENTAL & #LOVEMILLA

Jani Pösö is a scriptwriter and producer who owns It’s Alive Films together with Teemu Nikki. The best known works of theirs are #lovemilla and Mental.

In this session Jani Pösö talks about scriptwriting #lovemilla and Mental. He also tells how scriptwriting short form and long form differ.

2.30pm–4.00pm
YLE PERJANTAI: QUALITY DOCUMENTARIES IN FOUR WEEKS

Yle Perjantai makes viewers think with its weekly changing themes. Perjantai documentaries delve deeper into each episode’s theme. But how are they made? Anni Tolonen (journalist: Liian pelottava lapsi), Ami Assulin (journalist: Viiden tähden illallinen) and Perjantai’s head director Mikko Uusitalo talk about the subject. The event is hosted by Perjantai’s producer Pasi Toivonen.

Friday 8 March

VWR MASTER CLASS 1

Virtual Writers’ Room -project is in charge of the Friday’s Master Class at Tampereen Tarinatehdas (Rullaamo, Finlaysoninkuja 6, Tampere). The event is free to attend.

9.00am
Doors open.

10.00am – 12.00 noon
CASE STUDY: KARPPI & AALLONMURTAJA

Scriptwriters Jari Olavi Rantala (scriptwriter of Karppi tv-series) and Miira Karhula (scriptwriter of Aallonmurtaja tv-series) talk about scriptwriting tv-series.

1.00pm–3.00pm
WRITERS’ ROOM: THE ROLES OF THE SCRIPTWRITER

Usually crime series are written by writers’ rooms lead by a head scriptwriter. How do they work?

The panelists of this session include Laura Suhonen (head scriptwriter of Koukussa tv-series) and Paula Mononen (episode scriptwriter of Sorjonen tv-series). The panel will be moderated by Miira Karhula.

3.00pm–5.00pm
VWR KICK OFF

Informal networking event in which Virtual Writers’ Room project is introduced.