Short Film Script Workshop

Short Film Script Workshop

By Bretyon Méndez

This workshop taught by Laura Santullo will provide a theoretical approach to several of the fundamental tools when writing a film script through a hands-on process of guided writing. The goal is to develop a short film script from some basic trigger ideas. Throughout the six sessions, participants will develop a plot and an outline with the purpose of having a complete and final script. The topics and resources used can apply to any type of narrative and will be helpful for future work in any capacity. This workshop allows you to reflect on and learn about the beautiful and difficult profession of writing cinema. 

Laura Santullo is the screenwriter for several films: A Monster with a Thousand Heads, The Delay, and the script for the short film 30-30 which was part of the feature film project called Revolution. The films Desert Inside and The Zone, were collaborative work with director Rodrigo Plá. The Zone, The Delay and A Monster with a Thousand Heads, were adaptations of stories she had written herself. She is also a screenwriter for The Other Tom, a film currently in post production.

Laura has received various awards for her screenwriting work, including three Arieles, the Mayahuel at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Best Screenplay award at the Athens International Film Festival and the Best Screenplay award at the Lima Film Festival. She was nominated for Best Screenplay Adaptation at the Goya Awards in Spain. Since December 2017 she has been part of the National System of Art Creators (SNCA) in the category of film script, and she has been teaching since 2012.


Minimum 18 years of age

Cell phone, computer, tablet or iPad with the “ZOOM” application

Once you have registered, you will receive a manual with instructions for downloading the application and the class dynamics

Dates: Saturdays from Jan. 30-Mar. 6, 2021

Hours: 10am-2pm

Duration: 6 sessions (24 hours)

Space: 12 students

Cost: 2,500 pesos

Venue: Online workshop