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  • program

    14 days

    Short Film Writing Express Program

    Next batch starts from

    30th Sep '23

    Build your foundation


    Program Duration

    14 Days


    Batch Size

    Up to 50 members


    Content Duration

    6+ hours of content



    Beginners to intermediate


    This program includes


    3+ hours of recorded content

    Learn from Industry experts & start creating


    Live feedback & doubt-solving

    One mastermind session during the course


    On-demand video

    Access content on our mobile app & website


    Certificate of completion

    When you finish more than 90% of the modules

    Program Content

    1. Understanding YouTube and its audience


    Overview of YouTube films and web series and their popularity

    Understanding the demographics and psychographics of the YouTube audience

    Understanding the audience for each type of Short content

    2. Writing short format scripts


    Understanding the importance of short-form writing

    Understanding how to look around for relevant topics for your script

    Tips for tailoring your writing to different types of Shorts

    Difference between Topical and Timeless scripts

    3. Characters and Dialogues


    Tips on how to look for characters around you

    Tips for writing compelling and realistic characters

    Understanding how dialogue can reveal character traits and motivations

    4. Graph your script and each episode


    Review of writing fundamentals, including tone, pacing, and structure

    Editing and revising techniques for short-form writing

    Writing effective hooks and calls to action

    5. How to pitch


    Overview of pitching and its importance in the entertainment industry and understanding the components of a successful pitch

    Understanding the audience and market for your YouTube Film and Web-series

    Overview of the industry landscape and key players in YouTube

    Understanding the expectations of industry professionals

    6. Elements of Production


    How to breakdown your script for production

    Storyboarding your script and finalizing locations

    Things to consider while shooting a film

    How does editing play an important role in filmmaking?

    Distributing and promoting your film

    Who will teach you?


    Praikshit Joshi

    Parikshit Joshi is a writer, director, and actor with around 7 years of experience. He has worked at TVF for 5 years and was one of the initial members of TSP. Parikshit has written mini-shows like 'Zeroes' and 'Weekends' (zee5), created intellectual properties, mentored writer's rooms, and directed short films. His latest project includes writing the web series 'Feels Like Home,' which explores college life and is streaming on Lionsgate Play.

    Benefits of joining our program

    Watch pre-recorded and live sessions

    Finish assignments, and receive feedback

    Finish your script with help of industry professionals

    Grab your certificate and get ready for your first short film

    Why join our Short Film Writing Express Program?


    Write your first film with us

    Selected scripts will be produced by Mugafi and distributed by Pocket Films


    Fast track your learning

    Start creating side-by-side as you learn


    Build a network

    Become a part of our large community of creators


    Kickstart your career

    Start your journey towards being an industry expert, with us

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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Mugafi help in releasing/launching/publishing content?

    Yes. If your original work is selected and placed, Mugafi helps you to launch, monetize and distribute it across platforms.

    No. You can only enroll for one program at once. Once completed, you can enroll for other available programs.

    This Express Program will last for about 2 weeks. You will be committing close to 1 hour everyday attending recorded and live sessions.

    No. The video content cannot be downloaded. You can re-watch or watch a particular lesson later in case you miss it.

    This program is for individuals who wish to make a career in their respective fields. The requirements for enrollment are - basic knowledge of the art and craft, the will to learn, and devoting time to it.

    The age limit of the participant should be 16 to 60 years. There are no eligibility criteria to enroll in this program.

    You can pay via Debit or Credit Cards, Net Banking, UPI, or Wallets.

    No. There are no scholarships or any financial aid available for this Express Program. If you opt for Mugafi's Extensive Learning Programs, there are a few scholarships available. The scholarship value is at the sole discretion of the program management team, which will be decided once you submit your best content.

    On completion of the program, you will see an option to generate your certificate on our portal. You can download the certificate and will receive it in your registered mailbox.

    Once your content is submitted and selected, we will provide you with a time frame within which your payment will be processed to your bank account.