Event Date: 01/17/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Asheville School of Film is focused on providing affordable, short term classes in various filmmaking subjects. Our goal is to provide quality, concise information and experience for those with a general interest in filmmaking and for all skill levels. In our introduction to Screenwriting class instructor and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer guides you through the basics of screenwriting for a total of 8 weeks. (No class on February 14th.) By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay.Join award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer in this introductory course on the basics of screenwriting. Learn how to take your idea and develop it into a story ready to be made into a short film. Take your storywriting to the next level! During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. Students will leave with a completed short script and the beginnings of a feature screenplay. Class will meet once a week, Tuesday evenings, from 6:30- 9:30 pm, starting January 10th, for 8 weeks total. Tuition for the course is $525, and a 20% deposit ($105) is required 2 weeks prior to class to guarrantee placement. Register with the following form, or on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com), or call for more details.The class beings Tuesday January 10, 2017 6:30pm –9:30pm Eastern Time at the Asheville School of Film, 45 S French Broad Ave #120, Asheville, NC 28801, USA!

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/23/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Asheville School of Film is focused on providing affordable, short term classes in various filmmaking subjects. Our goal is to provide quality, concise information and experience for those with a general interest in filmmaking and for all skill levels. In our Intermediate Screenwriting is a more detailed class which will allow students to continue to develop a feature screenplay (such as the one began in Intro to Screenwriting), and/or continue to refine techniques and skills used in screenwriting. Intermediate Screenwriting is taught by local award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer. He will lead students through an expansion of screenwriting for feature films, meeting once a week, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM for 8 weeks, beginning January 23rd, 2017. During the 8 week course, students will expand upon concepts discussed and practiced in Intro to Screenwriting, and further develop their feature screenplay idea into a completed project. Upon arrival to the course, students will come with a fully prepared feature script outline, building from their concept developed in Intro, to be written and completed as a feature script over the 8-week period of the course. There will be various advanced lectures on screenwriting theory and practical exercises in order to assist in the execution, as well as constant in-class workshop and critique. By the end of the course, students will have at minimum a first draft of a feature script, if not a first revision. Tuition for the course is $525, with returning students qualifiing for a 20% discount. A 20% deposit ($105) is required 2 weeks prior to class to guarrantee placement. Register with the following form, or on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com), or call for more details. The class begins Monday January 23, 2017 6:30pm – 9:30pm Eastern Time at the Asheville School of Film, 45 S French Broad Ave #120, Asheville, NC 28801, USA!

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45 South French Broad Ave Suit 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/28/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us for 30-minutes of stop-motion animations followed by an hour of live action shorts... all made in and around Asheville by KIDS! Red Carpet Parade finale at 12 Noon to honor the celebrity movie makers!!!

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675 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Join us in celebrating the powerful stories of women pushing boundaries and living between worlds in the stunning short films of visiting artist, Arpita Kumar. Arpita will be here IN PERSON for an artist talk & q&a at the screening! Women Between Worlds: The Films of Arpita Kumar Sita unfolds piecemeal onto a day when an Indian maid- servant’s commercial surrogacy goes astray. The story culminates in tragic irony when the body of a young girl and of Sita becomes sites for opposing narratives on female reproduction. With everything at stake, Sita makes a choice that is both disruptive and dignified. My Dear Americans is about a Sikh woman’s defiant spirit. A recent immigrant to the U.S, Tejpreet is reluctant to embrace her new American identity. In contrast, her husband celebrates everything that mildly reeks of America. On America’s most patriotic holiday, the fourth of July, they have a threatening racist encounter that crushes the Sikh man’s enthusiastic spirit. Witnessing her husband’s devastation, Tejpreet makes a choice against hate and turns the situation around, if only momentarily. Secret Screening of a brand new film!!! http://arpitakumar.com/ Arpita Kumar grew up in India and works as a filmmaker and professor in California. She has worked internationally on films in Cuba, the U.K., Peru, Bolivia, India, and the U.S. Her award - winning films have screened internationally at numerous film festivals and venues including the Mill Valley Film Festival, PBS online film festival, Atlanta International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, amongst others. Arpita is one of the three winning writers to work on the New Normal anthology series with Project Greenlight Digital Studios, Color Creative TV, Issa Rae, and Adaptive Studios. She was also selected for Film Independent’s Project:Involve fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, Arpita wrote and directed a short narrative film, My Dear Americans. The film won the PBS People's Choice Award. Arpita was also selected for the Reykjavik Transatlantic Talent Lab during the Reykjavik Film Festival and was nominated for the Gold Egg Award at the festival. She has a MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts, an MA in Comparative Literature from The University of Iowa and a BA in Film/Literature from Hampshire College. Arpita’s achievements and films have been covered by innumerable prestigious media outlets including NPR, Huffington Post, PBS, Black Public Media, Indiewire,BuzzFeed, USA today,India Today, the Indian Express, the Hindu, and DNA India. Arpita worked under Kirby Dick on the Oscar nominated and Sundance Audience Award winning documentary, The Invisible War, which exposed the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. "I am drawn to the complex relationships that construct the identity of Americans. The works attempt to delight through constructed narratives, but at the core, is the exposition of loneliness and isolation." - Arpita Kumar Tickets $5, but no one turned away due to lack of funds! This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/29/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Join visiting filmmaker, Arpita Kumar, in a short form screenwriting workshop! Unpacking hamartia, the tragic flaw, students will work directly with award-winning, internationally recognized independent filmmaker and screenwriter, Arpita Kumar, to develop their own screenplay. Students will leave the 2-hour workshop with an outline for a three act short film. No prior screenwriting experience necessary! Workshop Details: Sunday, January 29th, 1-3pm Cost: $30 Open to teens & adults! Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/mLsMYIId8UI1GXeh1 This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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207 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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