Wednesday–Friday, 8–10 March
From 10.00 to 17.00 on each day

Sokos Hotel Ilves (Hatanpään valtatie 1)

NB! Please note that this event will be held mostly in Finnish.

Script Tampere screenwriting festival will be organized as a part of Tampere Film Festival from 8 to 10 March 2017. This will mark the fourth year for Script Tampere. The event is targeted to industry professionals, students and screenwriting enthusiasts alike.

English program at Script Tampere

Wednesday 8 March
10.00 am to 5.30 pm: Meaning in films – a workshop by Mark Aitken

Mark Aitken.

Mark Aitken, screenwriter, director and lecturer at Goldsmith University in London, hosts an intensive masterclass about the fundamentals of storytelling. Aitken’s method consists of analytically breaking down existing films and utilizing the discovered elements in new ideas, stories or even in full scripts. The goal of his masterclass is to show filmmaking as a canonical process where the first voice always belongs to the scriptwriter.

The workshop is fully booked.

Thursday 9 March
3.15 pm to 5.00 pm: Animation seminar

Moderated by screenwriter Juhana Lumme, this conversation delves into the unique characteristics of scriptwriting for animation. We are joined by Canadian filmmaker Terril Calder, screenwriter Mikko Pöllä (Angry Birds) and colleagues Kaisa Penttilä ja Leena Jääskeläinen, who are known for their children’s animation Råtta Booris. The panelists discuss how they approach scriptwriting and shed light on their workflow.


How to sign up

WORKSHOP on Wed 8 March:
Mark Aitken’s workshop is fully booked.

SEMINAR PROGRAM Thu–Fri 9–10 March:
Walk-in fee: 20 € per day on Thursday and Friday 9–10 March. Limited capacity.