Write a short script worth shooting in just a week with our popular e-course! 

We'll guide you every step of the way, with daily assignments and advice via email, including video lessons from Hollywood's top screenwriters. Based on several years of reading thousands of short film screenplays (some have gone on to win Sundance and Academy Awards!), the ScreenCraft team has developed this simple, effective screenwriting program.  

Welcome to ScreenCraft’s e-course, Write Your Short Film in Seven Days! Through carefully structured daily assignments delivered every morning to your email inbox, we will guide you through the process of brainstorming, conceiving, building, and polishing a short screenplay in just seven days.

You’ll need to dedicate at least one hour per day. We’ll provide you with exactly what you need to create a finished script, ready for production. All you need to bring is an openness to learn and a passion for storytelling. You don’t even need to have a premise yet.  Sign up below!

Price: only $39 (less than $6 per lesson)

With the rise in demand for high quality short content across new platforms and devices, and the increased industry importance placed on short filmmaking worldwide, we’re helping screenwriters master the craft of short-form narrative screenwriting via this simple, effective online email course, which features some of Hollywood's leading professionals.

An ideal short film screenplay is between 5 and 30 pages in length.

“ScreenCraft is an amazing organization.”

– James V. Hart (award-winning screenwriter of HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg, DRACULA, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis)


“ScreenCraft catapulted my career years ahead of even my most optimistic expectations... [and] has helped me land top-tier representation and put me in a position to pitch projects to major studios.”

– Robert Haffey (screenwriter)

What you'll learn:

 How to choose a good premise

 How to format your screenplay according to industry standards

 How to build your characters

 How to build your plot and combine outlines

 How to use the "System of Passes" to polish your final draft

"If you have a good idea, get it out there. For every idea I’ve realized, I have ten I sat on for a decade till someone else did it first. Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE."

- Joss Whedon (Avengers, Toy StoryBuffy the Vampire Slayer)


Okay, so I’ve done McKee’s bootcamp, done top screenwriting graduate school work, ScreenwritingU… Won a couple of big screenwriting contests, but for whatever reason, your online class has worked magic. Was I just ready for the message? Is it just a manageable format to undertake? Some of both? I don’t know, but I am one happy camper. I have been messing with this script idea for about two years, then I complete something MUCH DIFFERENT... Thank you!!

– Craig P


“I signed up for this course, because I’ve always wanted to write a script. The screenplay course helped push me and my script idea forward. Although I didn’t write every single day like I should have, it helped me move closer to a finished script! Thanks to this course I have completed my first script!”

– Charlie L.


“I just wanted to say THANK YOU for creating the course. This was the best investment I’ve ever made as a writer! I have learned so much more about my script (I scrapped the old one altogether!) I’ve written the teaser and am in Act One still, but the daily lessons keep me focused and encourages me to go deeper with my characters and their journeys. I’m so excited about the possibilities of this story. I also like the fact that the lessons arrive in my inbox at around the same time every morning. I’m up at 6am writing and then when I see the lesson, I’m ready to go! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Have a great day!”

– LaChris J.