Filmmaking Workshops

Don’t miss these inspiring, educational filmmaking workshops during the 2024 West Chester Film Festival.

You Can’t Fix Everything in Post: Nailing Down Your Script Before the Camera Rolls
A Filmmakers Breakfast Workshop
Purchase Your Ticket to the Saturday Workshop

Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 am
Hotel Warner
120 North High Street, West Chester, PA
$5, ticket coming soon!

Sponsored by Something’s Awry Productions
Presented by Something’s Awry Productions
Moderated by Executive Producer Amy Theorin
Food provided by Mayday Coffee Shop

At the heart of a good film is a logical, engrossing story. So let’s make sure you have one before you turn on the camera! Join us for breakfast and an insightful panel with award-winning local screenwriter Kurtis Theorin, where we’ll talk about the concept, plot, and character questions every filmmaker should ask themselves before shooting. Trust us, this will save you a lot of headaches in the long run! 

After the Festivals: Preparing for Success 
A Filmmakers Breakfast Workshop 

Purchase Your Ticket to the Sunday Morning Workshop

Sunday, April 28 at 9:30 am
Location is TBA
$5, ticket coming soon!

Discussion and Q&A about how to be prepared for when your festival film starts making waves, getting attention, and taking you where you hoped to go. Topics covered will include sharpening your online/social media presence, over-preparing for opportunity without over-promising, and how to avoid common hurdles between yourself and a distribution agreement.

About Our Presenters

Kurtis Theorin is a screenwriter and Creative Director at Something’s Awry Productions, where he has written award-winning scripts and developed animated series with studios across the US and Canada. In addition, he has used his quirky sense of humor to write for international brands like Disney, Mattel, LEGO, and Warner Bros. among others. Currently he is developing a satirical cyberpunk series with Baboon Animation. 
Jon McConnell is the Content Acquisitions Lead for the public libraries streaming platform biblio+ and has worked in film & TV for over 10 years, previously with companies such as MGM Studio, Hallmark, and PBS.