Screen Writing Camp

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When we think of our favorite movies, we often remember the actors, the directors, and the ways in which the story unfolds visually. But we sometimes forget, before the movie was directed and performed, it was written! In this introductory camp, you will learn how to tell a story visually, which includes creating compelling narrative and tight dialogue. You will also learn the accepted screenwriting format. At the end of camp, your screenplay will be distributed to students in our Digital Film Advanced Intensive Camp, who may select your work for production.

Ages: 14-17

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Course Date:
Monday, June 8, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $390

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $870


This course is designed for students with an interest in screen writing.


Paul Cunningham is a poet, translator, screenwriter, and filmmaker. His short film It is Announced premiered in the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. More recently, his book trailer for poet Andrew Zawacki's Unsun: f/11 debuted at Ciné in February. His poem-films have appeared in MAKE Magazine's Lit & Luz Festival, Seattle’s Institute for New Connotative Action, and Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City. His latest artbook/film project, The Inmost, is forthcoming from University of Utah Press in 2020. Other writing has appeared in The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-DayQuarterly WestBat City ReviewOmniVerseDIAGRAMFireflies Film Magazine, and others. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame. This is Paul's second year as a Summer Academy instructor. 

Gabrielle Sinclair is a second-year Ph.D. student in Performance Studies at UGA, where she is researching collaboration in the creative process. She earned her MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Actors Studio Drama School and her B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. Her plays have been developed and produced throughout the United States and internationally, and she has written scripts for short films, features, and web series. Her play The Resolute is scheduled for production in New York City this spring. This is Gabrielle's first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.