"It"s a strictly instructional event. Basic education is compulsory and candidates need to demonstrate their seriousness to get selected," says the ace writer-filmmaker-actor.
The Chennai International Screenwriting Workshop to be held at the IIT-M campus will feature a few of the best screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world.
Veteran writer Jean Claude Carriere has confirmed his participation via video conference.
Kamal Hassan himself will join the discussions and don the role of faculty during the workshop and seminar.
The screenwriting workshop will be conducted by K.Hariharan, Director of the L.V. Prasad Film and TV Academy, Anjum Rajabali, Professional screenwriter and head of departments of screenwriting at Film and TV Institute, Pune and Whistling Woods, Mumbai and Atul Tiwari, Professional screenwriter and well known playwright.
“We will be approaching screenwriting from two angles," says Hariharan. “How to turn words into images that you see on screen and also how to do the opposite – putting in words what you see as images in your mind. Every day, we will have two sessions of guest lectures by reputed writer-filmmakers from the industry," he adds further.
To apply, students must send a copy of their resume, a passport-size photograph along with a 200-word synopsis on their favourite film and a list of their five favourite films to firstname.lastname@example.org