Introduction to Screenwriting Workshop November 5th - December 17th

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Introduction to Screenwriting Workshop 

Every Thursday starting November 5th - December 17th  

(Class will not be held on Thursday, November 26th due to Thanksgiving)

*Capacity for this 6-week workshop is 20 students. 

Screenplays are the starting point for any film - small or large. From seasoned writers to beginners wanting to dip their toes, this course covers the  fundamentals of screenwriting, concepts and tips from Ohio University lecturer Graham Holford.

Over the course of 6 weeks, students will learn both the technical and creative process of writing their own screenplay and all of the ins and outs of the writing process, including best practices and important conventions. Upon completion of the course each student will have finished their very own short screenplay.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:


The goal of this course is to empower, support, and educate Iron Range community members ages – 17+, as active participants in shaping our culture and engage diverse communities to rethink the way we view film, art, and local storytelling. MDC will provide access and a platform to work, learn, create, and consume media in the digital era.



 $139 for MDC members, $150 for non-members

Scholarships are available through the Catalyst Stories Institute and the UMFO! To inquire or sign up about scholarships, click here



Call the MN Discovery Center at 218-254-7959!  Pre-paid reservations are required.  If you have applied for a scholarship for this course, please mention that when signing up.  Class participation is limited so sign up today!  Students of color, women, and LBGTQ+ individuals are especially encouraged to apply! 



Graham Holford is a filmmaker and screenwriter from the United Kingdom. After graduating from the University of Greenwich with a BA in Film Studies he moved to South Korea, where he became part of a filmmaking community. He worked on different features and short films throughout his
8 years in South Korea.

He moved to the USA to get an MFA in filmmaking from Ohio University. He has been teaching screenwriting for the past 3 years at Ohio University and has been a programmer at Athens International Film and Video Festival for the past two years. He has been writing and directing films that have been screened at festivals in Asia, Europe, and North America.