Film in Cork

Screenwriting 101 Workshop!

Film In Cork is delighted to offer a two-day intensive screenwriting workshop with Michael Kinirons October 28 & 29! The workshop will examine some of the fundamentals of cinematic storytelling and provide insight into screenwriting theory – it will be particularly helpful for those who struggle with structure and writing Treatments.

Workshop Objectives

Provide participants with a sound understanding of Cinematic Structure & Character Development and insights into crafting Treatments, Synopses & Loglines.

Workshop Approach

Detailed analysis of the role of the Protagonist, Antagonist, and the arc of transformation (which carries the protagonist on a journey of inner change over the course of the story) in the art of cinematic storytelling. The approach views screenwriting theory as offering a set of useful tools to help us better grasp structure rather than rules that constrain storytelling.


Michael Kinirons is an award-winning Irish screenwriter and director, currently based in Baltimore.​ He studied directing at the National Film and Television School in London and is an award-winning director of five short films.

His first produced feature script, STRANGERLAND, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.  He plans to direct his own first feature in 2018.




Participant Profile

New & Emerging Writers interested in the fundamental craft of structuring a story for the screen.

Date: Oct 28th &  29th

Time: 10am-5pm (both days)

Where: Cork City

Cost: €30

Deadline: 5pm Friday Oct 20th

Further info & to apply: Please email short CV outlining relevant experience to