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Workshop: It All Starts & Ends With the Story

  • The Lovett School, Room 202 4075 Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)

As part of our year-round educational programming, the Atlanta Film Festival proudly presents the It All Starts & Ends With the Story workshop with Writer/Producer Kathy Berardi!


Location: The Lovett School, Room 202
Time: 12:00PM - 3:30PM
Individual Workshop Price: $50 (Non-Member) | $40 (ATLFF Member)
Full Series Price: $175 (Non-Member) | $150 (ATLFF Member)

Member Discount: ATLFF Members should use the email address associated with their membership as their code to access discounted registration.
Parking & Signage: Park in lot to the back right of the facility; parking is FREE. Enter through the side door, from the lot, marked with a sign for the workshop. Signage inside will lead to the classroom.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: All workshop sales are final upon purchase. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be granted. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact and we'll be happy to review your case. 


➤ Deep-Dive Into the Crucial Storytelling Elements of a Successful Short Film

The screenwriter is the specific person responsible for putting the words to the page that will tell the story. However, all of the lead creative roles on the short film – including the director and producer – are essential to the storytelling process. Takeaways from this class for filmmakers specializing in writing, directing or producing will include:

➤ How to effectively brainstorm as a team ahead of the “pre-production” phase of a short film

➤ Collaborative tactics to embrace valuable feedback from all sources and seek outside neutral validation on the soundness of the story’s structure, plot and characters

➤ Screenwriting tips on script formatting, structure and key elements to develop characters and a plot that quickly engage a short film audience

Hand-outs and examples of supporting materials will be provided. As needed, the instructor will also make recommendations for outside reading resources. 

Instructor: Kathy Berardi


Interested in registering for this class at a discount? Become a member of the Atlanta Film Festival today and, in addition to your member discount on this class, you'll also receive year-round benefits such as: invitations to advanced screenings, free tickets to special ATLFF screenings at The Plaza Theatre, a 20% discount on year-round screenings, events, and workshops, and much more! 

Plus, every membership comes with access to our annual 10-day film festival -- being held in the spring of 2016!

For more details regarding our membership and festival badge/card options, with a full list of year-round membership benefits, please click here. If you purchase a membership to receive a discount to this class, please email to receive your discount code.