The London Film School: Screenwriting

InstitutionThe London Film School View institution profile
Department Film School
Telephone 020 7836 9642
Study type Taught


This course is aimed at developing screenwriting skills in the context of a filmmaking community where writing is an everyday practice and a collaborative process involving actors, directors, musicians, editors and producers. The school explores the boundaries between writing and directing and stimulates debate through classes in film history, crosscultural approaches to dramaturgy and script readings with professional actors. Regular screenings of classic and contemporary films in the school’s own film theatre and visits by contemporary filmmakers complement the core practical work of developing a feature screenplay. The programme provides a year of critical and creative development, a network of future contacts and a space where a writer can define their interests and particular talent. This is a course that is more interested in content over structure, individual development over the imposition of a universal model or set of rules.


London Film School

LFS has a great record of delivering exactly what the film industry needs – talent. If I were going to film school, I’d go there.’ Danny Boyle, Director SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, 127 HOURS.

‘What I valued was the opportunity to explore many different roles, because it gives you empathy with others in the team. It also gives you more flexibility in your career – important in such a fast-evolving industry.’
Olivier Kaempfer, MA Filmmaking 2007, Producer BORROWED TIME, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

I worked on 24 short films here at LFS. At any other film school, in two ...

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