Script Writing - Introduction - Ri8brain

Duration                             : 20 hours

Course Category              : Story Telling

Batch Size                          : 10

Mentor                               : Karan Bali & Ranjan Das

Price: INR 4,999

The course of 20 hours spread over one month will introduce the student to what makes screenplay writing a unique writing form unlike any other and familiarise her or him with the basic components that go into the writing of a formatted screenplay through fundamental writing exercises.

For Whom:

Those interested in writing for various audio-visual media.

Course content:

This course will introduce the students to the art and craft of fiction film writing, familiarising them with the dramatic principles related to story structure, character development, conflict, scene construction and dialogue writing. Those then wishing to go deeper into the craft and intending to be professional screenplay writers can subsequently enroll for the advanced course where these principles of screenplay writing are studied and analysed in great detail.

Course Outcome:

Familiarity and understanding of the elements that go into the writing of a screenplay.

About Mentors:


Karan Bali graduated from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, with a specialization in Film Direction in 1993. He has been making mainly documentaries besides being the first Assistant Director on two feature films. Since 2010, he has been teaching Film Appreciation and Filmmaking, and he is also the Co-founder and Content-in-charge of, an analytical portal on the cinema of the sub-continent. An American in Madras (2013), his first feature-length documentary, has been screened world over at various film festivals and was streaming on Netflix from 2017-2019. Currently, he is completing another feature-length documentary on the confluence between politics and cinema in Tamil Nadu, South Indian - Naan Aanayittaal. Karan’s love for cinema is infectious, and he hopes to make all his students fall in love with it. Karan’s love for writing will be translated into his two classes - Script Writing - Introduction and Script Writing - Full.

Ranjan Das

After doing his Masters in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Ranjan Das studied in the Film & Television Institute of India, specializing in Film Editing, 1992. He has since worked extensively as an Editor, Director, and Writer for both Films and Television. As an Editor, he has more than 100 documentaries, news, and feature stories to his credit. He has also written screenplays for various feature films in different languages ranging from Hindi to Bengali to Odia. Ranjan also teaches Filmmaking and conducts workshops in Screenplay Writing and Direction all over India. Ranjan has been on the jury of Kashish International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2019, and Chambal International Film Festival, Kota (Rajasthan), 2020. Being in the industry has its own qualms, that Ranjan is eager to teach his students about. His creativity and passion for cinema is one he hopes to pass on to the next generation of filmmakers. The course that Ranjan will teach are Script Writing - Introduction and Script Writing - Full.