Three Acts in Three Minutes: Writing for Short Film with Mark Hoffe

Three Acts in Three Minutes: Writing for Short Film with Mark Hoffe

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Screenwriter, director, producer and former InFocus Film School instructor Mark Hoffe teaches writing for film.

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Three Acts In Three Minutes takes you on a tour through screenwriting basics. With the use of samples from great scripts and clips from films in the first two-hour session, we'll explore three-act structure, plot points, character development, action description, dialogue and much more.

In the optional second two-hour session on August 21 (restricted to 10 participants), we'll workshop 15 three-page scripts written by participants from the first session.


7:30pm -9:3-pm: Central European Summer Time

11pm -1am: India Standard Time

10:30am -12:30pm: Pacific Daylight Time

1:30pm - 3:30pm: Eastern Daylight Time

3pm - 5pm: Newfoundland Daylight Time

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Mark Hoffe is a rock ‘n’ roll fan, reader of books, and rooter for underdogs. His short film Snarbuckled (2010) was praised by John N. Smith (Dangerous Minds, Random Passage) as “widely imaginative, funny. Gorgeous cinematography. Reminds me of the young Terry Gilliam.“ Mark’s other credits include head writer for season one of the docudrama series Save My Pet (2011), writer, director and producer for the CBC doc The Needle and the Damage Undone (2012), writer and producer for the CBC doc Sister Morphine (2014), and writer and creative director for Newfoundland and Labrador’s first interactive web doc Bubble Dancers (2014), co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada. Mark also wrote Away from Everywhere (2016), a feature drama starring Shawn Doyle, Joanne Kelly and Jason Priestley. His feature screenplay No Voices in the Sky won the inaugural $25,000 Daryl Duke Prize. A member of the Writers Guild of Canada, Mark currently has a fantasy biker TV series and feature film in development.



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