Tier1/ Tier2
When we read a fictional story or watch a fiction film we are so immersed in the
world of the narrative that we hardly comprehend the process of it’s creator or
the inner workings or logic of it’s construction. The schemata is never spelled
out by the creator nor sought by the reader/viewer. It is only to the discerning
eye that the marks of construction become visible. This workshop intends to
equip the future Screenplay writer with a thorough insight into the poetics of
these crafts and their workings. Constructing an appropriate situation or
adopting a stylistic device that produces the desired emotions/feelings in the
audience then becomes easily graspable.

This workshop addresses writer’s craft that has it’s origins and blossoming in
the world of literature and has been subsequently drawn into cinema. Mostly
writers take these crafts for granted without fully comprehending the nuances of
these crafts. Sometimes writers arrive at these crafts coincidentally. However
this workshop will ensure that craft is not a matter of chance but a device that
has been perfected through analysis and practice.

We propose this workshop as a precursor to all screenplay writing courses.
This is a two tier workshop with each tier spreading over three days and the first
looking at simpler tools while the second looks at more advanced, complicated
and nuanced tools of expressions. Only those who have participated in Tier 1 are
eligible for Tier 2. Those who have already attended Tier 1 can repeat it if they wish or join directly the Tier 2.

Some of the key concepts to be analysed and demonstrated in Tier1 are
Mystery, Surprise, Suspense, Irony, Uncanny, Epiphany, Point Of View,
Interior Monologue, Introducing A Character, Showing & Telling, Telling
In Different Voices and Coincidence.

Some of the key concepts to be analysed and demonstrated in Tier2 are
Symbolism, Allegory, Magic Realism, Stream Of Consciousness,
Defamiliarization, Intertextuality, Repetition, Beginning and an Ending.

Analyzing excerpts from selected literary texts followed by watching and analyzing selected film clips on the same topic.


Online via Google Meet. Details will be shared with selected participants in time.

Tier 1 – (Fri, Sat, Sun) 29th & 30th April, 1st May 2022; 16:30 to 20:30 IST
Tier 2 – (Fri, Sat, Sun) 27th, 28th & 29th May 2022; 16:30 to 20:30 IST

1500 TIER 1
2000 TIER 2
3500 TIER 1 & 2

For International Participants:
$ 40 – TIER 1
$ 50 – TIER 2
$ 90 – TIER 1 & 2

Voluntary Contribution for Aurovilians.

Sudipto Acharyya has studied cinema at FTII, Pune, with specialization in Direction and Screenplay Writing; and Masters in Film Studies from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sudipto has a long engagement with teaching Cinema in various institutions like Film and Television Institute of India – Pune, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute – Kolkata, Roop Kala Kendro, Kolkata Film & Television Institute and Centre for Film & Television – Allahabad University. He is currently a Senior Faculty at Whistling Woods International – Mumbai. He has presented academic papers on cinema at film schools like Lithuania Music and Theatre Academy – Vilnius, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts – Chapman University, Witwatersrand University – Johannesburg and Bilgi University – Istanbul. He is part of an Artistic Research project involving BRICS nation that looks at social interstices with the help of cinematic practices. He has directed several short films & one feature length film for television and other institutions. His film ‘Harbour Line’ and ‘Weekend Chill’ has travelled widely to national and international festivals.

Digital certificates of participation will be issued.

For queries, if any, please write to:
or call / message +91 9969879319.

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