Aspö Writing Lab Berlin 2017

Want to learn how to write a screenplay? Get your idea filmed with professional actors? Be part of an international writing network?
Already filmmaker, or new beginner? Welcome! Included: 3 day Writing Lab + lunch/coffee & private coaching.
Meet award winning screenwriting coach Marilyn Horowitz, New York (via Skype), director Zanyar Adami with actors and more!

Our goal: Stronger screenplays enriched by diversity.


What you get

  • Have your scene performed live by a director and actors
  • Explore what happens to a scene when stereotypes are changed
  • Have the option to get your scene filmed (see below)
  • Discover how producers, directors and actors read your screenplay
  • Learn more about the craft of screenwriting, by watching and discussing the scenes performed
  • Network with the others in your industry

Your scene performed live!
Have your scene performed live by actors and overseen by a professional director. Get valuable feedback that will help you to improve not only your scene, but the rest of your screenplay. You can also have your scene recorded.

What a producer wants (and doesn't want!) in a screenplay - and why diversity matters
Meet producers and screenwriting gurus from Sweden, New York and Berlin who will discuss what producers want and don't want in a screenplay, and the importance of diversity. A unique opportunity to explore the craft of screenplays with some of the best minds in the industry.

We watch and analyze film, and work in progress and finished short films by Aspö Writing Lab delegates.


Monday October 2nd (12am -­ 8pm)
• Welcome & introduction
• Writing Class I – Plot & Premise question
• Scenes performed with Zanyar Adami and actors
• Berlin Filmindustry I (external visit)

Tuesday October 3rd (9am-­6pm)
• Writing Class II – Scenes & Turning points
• Scenes performed with Zanyar Adami and actors
• Prof. Marilyn Horowitz, New York: make your longline sell your script (SKYPE)
• Joint dinner @ Lori (own expense)

Wednesday October 4th (9am-­4pm)
• Writing Class III – Character
• Scenes performed with Zanyar Adami and actors
• What a producer wants (and don’t want) in a screenplay and why diversity matters
• Berlin film industry II

Cost: 300 EURO


Aspö Writing Lab London is produced in collaboration with Women in Film and Television (WIFT).

How to apply - CLOSED

Your application should include:

  • A key scene from your screenplay (3-4 minutes). Max 5 actors (the screenplay doesn't need to be finished, only the scene).
  • A few words about yourself and why you'd like to join Aspö WritingLab in Berlin

Send your key scene as a pdf to:

Limited number of places. If your application has been accepted you will be given information by September 15.



Apply here or use the email address above to send in your application. 


Aspö Writing Lab Berlin


A three day Writing Lab


Lori Café, Wiener Straße 69, Berlin


October 2-4, 2017


Once  your application has been accepted you will recieve information how to pay for the class. You can then secure your place by paying the class fee.

  • Regular price: 300 EUR + VAT
    Student & Actor price: 100 EUR + VAT
  • Film fee: 50 EUR + VAT per filmed scene.
  • Included: Writing Lab + coffee/snacks + private coaching
  • NOT included: Travel, accomodation, food.
  • Option: We are looking for a larger apartment for sharing of accommodation. Contact us if you are interested!
  • Free screenplay feedback in private consultation with Birgitta Liljedahl/Marilyn Horowitz


If you have any questions concerning this class, please contact Birgitta Liljedahl: