Dunedin Screenwriting Workshop with Ken Duncum

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Update

as at 18/08/20

At this stage, The Dunedin Screenwriting Workshop will go ahead as planned.

However, as Dunedin is at Alert Level 2, there are some important things to note:

  • Record-keeping for contact tracing is required for all attendees so please scan the Dunedin Public Library’s QR code clearly placed at the entrance of the venue on the COVID-19 tracer app. If you arrive late please, ensure you check in with the Script to Screen representative. You will be asked for your full name, phone number and email address.
  • The room will be set up to ensure participants are socially distanced during the workshop, and we encourage you to keep a 1 metre distance from people you don’t know at other times, where practical. We also encourage you to wear a mask.
  • We will no longer be providing food at this workshop. Tea and coffee will be provided, however please observe social distancing at the tea and coffee stations. You are of course able to bring your own water bottles and snacks with you.
  • As always, practice good hygiene – frequently wash your hands with soap and water and cough and sneeze into your elbow. Use the hand sanitiser provided.

Do not attend the workshop if you are feeling unwell, are a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, waiting for a COVID-19 test result or are self-isolating.


“Ken Duncum is an exceptional teacher. The structure and underlying philosophy of his approach to scriptwriting in just a day provides me with the perspective and courage to write more and write better”

– 2018 Auckland Workshop Participant


Here’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from IIML screenwriting teacher Ken Duncum.

This one day course on writing a feature film looks at strategies for Coming up with a Cinematic Concept, growing Captivating Characters, locating the Core of your story and establishing your personal Connection to it.

Over the course of the day, Ken Duncum will coach and cajole you through a process of developing your own film idea, giving you tips for finding and building a story that resonates.

Don’t miss this interactive and practical workshop that will help you navigate through the complexities of writing a feature film.


Who it is for: Emerging to established filmmakers, however, if you are at the beginning stages of writing a feature film or are interested in writing a film this workshop will be very beneficial.

When: Saturday 22 August 2020, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Arrive 8:50 am for 9 am start.

Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery – Auditorium. First floor, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin.

Cost: General Admission $23 (incl. GST) via EventBrite

What to Bring: Pen and paper. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch or there are plenty of cafes in the area if you wish to buy lunch.


This workshop is made possible thanks to generous support from New Zealand Film Commission, Creative Communities Dunedin and The Southern Trust.




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