16-29 NOV. 2020
Onsite + Online
Film Schools

Visual Writing


The Experience of Writing a Nonfiction Screenplay

For a documentary filmmaker, the line between writing and filming is not always that clear cut. You can film with writing in just the same way that you can write with a camera. At the heart of both these complementary activities is the imagination: sound and vision can reveal a world to be analysed in writing, but at the same time writing can breathe life into flights of fancy we then look to film in the world around us. Just as writing shapes the perspective that educates our gaze, the camera sculpts the chances and surprises that only our perspective can appreciate.


  1. Carmen Ávalos, screenwriter and lecturer for the Master's Degree in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary Making at the UAB
  2. Anna Giralt Gris, filmmaker and researcher

Moderated by Josep Maria Català, Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the UAB


  • Thursday 26 November,
    11 am to 1 pm
  • Online
  • Free of charge
  • Places are limited
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In collaboration with
Doc Creativo UAB 2019