Stand: 21.06.2022

Wednesday, 21st, Evening: Free Reception and Welcome in the Vienna Town Hall 

Friday, 23rd, Evening: Dinner at a Heuriger 


Thursday, 22nd

HS 3 Panel 1, 11:00 – 12:20:

Theorizing Screenwriting

Paolo Russo: Screenwriting as a complex system
Adam Ganz: Suggesting stories, Storyfinding Venatic narratives, and screenwriting
Steven Maras: Screenwriting, the Doxa, and Symbolic Violence
Michael Bentham & Mark Carey: Screenwriting as 'Strategy': towards a working definition of narrative fiction filmmaking methodology


Thursday, 22nd

HS 3 Panel 2, 15:00 – 16:20:

Screenwriting Historiographies

Rosanne Welch: From Jeanne to Suso to Julie to Spike: How Jeanne Macpherson's Manual on Screenwriting Influenced Italian Realism which Influenced Black Independent Film in the U.S.
Martina Pfeiler: Ulrich Steindorff’s Das Seebiest (1930) as Economic and Ethnic Revision
Rita BenisHow migrant filmmaking shaped Portuguese screenwriting models
Natasha Romanzoti: Foreign influences on the format and narrative style of Brazilian scripts from the 1950s


Thursday, 22nd

HS 510 Panel 1, 11:00 – 12:20:

Feminist Screenwriting Historiography

Anna Weinstein: The Women Writers of Film & Television Website Project: Curated Research & Soft Launch
Pablo Gonçalo: Chains, escape, freedom: speculating with Frances Marion’s unfilmed screenplays
Diego Sheinbaum: Reworkings of the Melodramatic Cinematography Tradition in Mexico: Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Beatriz Novaro and Laura Santullo.


Thursday, 22nd

HS 510 Panel 2, 15:00 – 16:20:

Female Voices

Ana Sofia Torres Pereira: How Women Write Films: A Case Study of Portuguese Cinema
Phoebe Hart: The Local Impact of the Global #MeToo Movement – The Female Voice in Contemporary Australian Screenwriting
Amanda Doherty: Dismantling the patriarchy through screenwriting: Biopics as a tool for readdressing the silencing of women’s history
Carly Wijs & Ernest Mathijs: Sois belle et tais-toi: the dominance of the male gaze in global screenwriting


Thursday, 22nd

HS 415 Panel 1, 11:00 – 12:20:

Authorship, Representation, Screenwriting

Birger Langkjær: Social schemes and the unexpected: The scenic unit in Ruben Östlund’s storytelling
Eleanor Yule: Liminality and hybridity in Ben Sharrock’s Limbo (2020)

Thursday, 22nd

HS 415 Panel 2, 15:00 – 16:20:

Teaching Screenwriting Now and Then, Here and There

Romana Turina: Globalizing Screenwriting in Class – a Pilot Project for a Novel Method in the Teaching of Character Development
Indranil Chakravarty: Eurocentrism in Screenwriting Pedagogy
Jan Černík: Frank Daniel: The beginnings of a famous screenwriting teacher
Arto Koskinen: Teaching Screenwriting from Inside Out


Thursday 22nd

HS 316 Panel 1: 11:00 – 12:20:

Sounding Screenplays

Iana Paro: Sound in screenwriting
Gabriel M. Paletz: Writing Sound in the Screenplay: Innovations in the Hollywood Form
Pascal Rudolph: Sounding Scripts: A Typology of “Screenplay Music”
Claus Tieber: The screenwriter as musical adviser


Thursday 22nd

HS 316 Panel 2: 15:00 – 16:20:

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Balázs Zágoni: Michael Curtiz's unknown screenwriter
150 years from the birth of Transsylvania’s first glocal screenwriter
Brett Davies: First Empire: Re-examining Leigh Brackett’s authorial presence in The Empire Strikes Back 
David Moore: Screenwriting and the Hollywood machine (Videoessay)


Thursday 22nd

Lab Panel 1: 11:00 – 12:20:

Beyond Boundaries

Anna Zaluczkowska: Writer/Reader as Performer
Anthony Mullins: Beyond the Hero’s Journey — using character arcs to challenge the “triumphant” and “transformative” worldview of the Hero’s Journey in order to encourage alternative storytelling approaches and voices.
Joakim Hermansson: The hero’s thematic journeys in advertisement films
Mike Cummins: Screenwriters in the Global Twittersphere


Thursday 22nd

Lab Panel 2, 15:00 – 16:20:

Writing for Children and Teenager

Eva Novrup Redvall & Katrine Bouschinger Christensen: Writing entertaining family fiction with a natural science mission: The case of the Danish television Christmas calendar ‘Christmas of the Comets’
Florian KraußGlocal and extended screenwriting in DRUCK/SKAM Germany
Giulia Cavazza: Developing empathy: the adventures of Pinocchio between USA and Italy
Line Langebek: Zoom Rooms: Lessons learned from a Children`s TV series writers´ room during a pandemic


Friday 23rd

HS 3 Panel 3, 10:00 - 11:20:

Institutional Contexts

Miranda Banks: Creative/Agency: Screenwriters Take On Hollywood Agents
John Finnigan: Credit Where Credit is Due: Evaluating the Cost and Creative Value of Screenwriting Labour


Friday 23rd

HS 3 Panel 4, 11:35 – 12:50:

Non-Western Modes of Narration

Radomír D. Kokeš: Narrative construction in Czech silent cinema storytelling: National and international tendencies
Kerstin Stutterheim: Nature Light in Dialogue with Come and See 
Margaret McVeigh: Tracing Patterns in Landscape and Meaning in Global Cinematic Storytelling
Ruth Mellaerts: The (un)importance of conflict: looking for different storytelling modes


Friday 23rd

HS 510 Panel 3, 10:00 – 11:20:

De-Colonizing Screenwriting

Christina Milligan: Storytelling in Māori films: a path to decolonization
Phil Mathews: Motivation and character arcs. A truly global approach or the pervasiveness of a western narrative hegemony?
Ezinne Ezepue & Joachim Friedmann: Africa Scripting Africa: Interrogating Dominant Western Paradigms in Nollywood Cinema
Érica Sarmet: Excess, horror and the wild pleasure in fiction feature screenplays


Friday 23rd

HS 510 Panel 4, 11:35 – 12:50:

Animated Screenwriting

Northrop Davis: Manga and Anime’s Global Adaptations - How to Make them Well
Maria Oltolini & Ilenia Provenzi: Once Upon a Time in Japan: Ponyo and the Ecological Fairytale
Artem Prokhorov: Propp and Campbell united: Russian and Western story structures together in Pixar animation


Friday 23rd

HS 415 Panel 3, 10:00 – 11:20:

Localizing Screenwriting

Ann Hardy & Arezou Zalipour: Is Storytelling the same as Creativity? Screenwriting culture in Aotearoa New Zealand
Kingsley Oyong Akam: Script to Screen: Portraying Social Realism and the Metaphor of Rape in Emem Isong’s Code of Silence (2015)
Chris Neilan: Reimagining the First Act: Hou Hsiao-Hsien and the Languorous Cinema of Place (Videoessay)


Friday 23rd

HS 415 Panel 4, 11:35 - 12:50:

(Re)Searching New Paths

Nathali Pilegaard & Heidi Philipsen: The creative potential of storyworlds in screenwriting and -development
Karin Verelst: Technology, representation, narration. Universality from another point of view
Gabriele Sindler & 
Donat Keusch: Analyzing Screenplays: Development, Practice and Benefits of "The SSO- or *40-Steps-Method" - From practical use to theory and back again
Sam Marinov: Bakhtin's theory of chonotope and its possible applications in screenwriting research and analysis (part I)


Friday 23rd

HS 316 Panel 3, 10:00 - 11:20

Colonial Burdens

Claudia Aguas & Javier Figuero Espadas: The role colonization plays in writing series and films scripts
Rex Obano: Cultural Neo-Colonialism in British/ African Film: The narrative, the Development and the Creation of an "elsewhere"

Friday 23rd

HS 316 Panel 4, 11:35 - 12:50:

Storytelling in TV and Streaming

Øyvind Vågnes: Narrativizing Cultural and Collective Trauma in Mad Men
Brenda Robles: The first asides of House of Cards, a case of a backstory-based character construction compared against the first soliloquy of Shakespeare’s Richard III.
Luisa Cotta Ramosino & Laura Cotta Ramosino: A broader allegiance: How an Israeli show about an ultraorthodox family became a global hit
Ruth GutierrezPablo Castrillo & Isadora Garcia Avis: Showrunners of Spain: Outlooks and Challenges in the Post-TV Writers’ Room


Friday 23rd

Lab Panel 3, 10:00 – 11:20:

Table Read

Maxine Gee
Clarissa Mazon Miranda & Antonio Meneghetti Faculdade
Beth McCan


Saturday 24th

HS 3 Panel 5, 10:00 – 11:20:

Authorship Revisited 

Barbara Giza: Andrzej Wajda and "Danton" (1983). Symbolic aspect of "Solidarność" and the martial law in Poland in the vision of the French Revolution
Tom Freitas: The art of subverting: The post-horror narratives in Robert Eggers work
Rosamund Davies: Authorship and Collaboration in Screenwriting aka How Many People Does it Take to Create an Author?


Saturday 24th

HS 3 Panel 6, 11:40 – 13:10:

The Languages of Screenwriting (Research)

Gabrielle Tremblay & Craig Batty: The Dominance of the English Language in Screenwriting Research
Ann Igelstrom: The Universal Language of Storytelling: a help or a hindrance?
Kim Larkin: Dual Language screenplay and Hybrid Identities


Saturday 24th 

HS 510 Panel 5, 10:00 – 11:20:

Concepts and Characters

Armando Fumagalli: Dark Protagonists in Cinema and TV
Paolo Braga: Movie speeches – a classification proposal
Marco Ianniello: Character Composition in Serial Drama Are “western” paradigms of character development relevant to scripting long form characters arcs in serial television drama?
Raffaele Chiarulli: From Italian Concept to High Concept. Different ways to a global screenwriting


Saturday 24th

HS 510 Panel 6, 11:20 – 12:40:

Universal Storytelling?

Chair: Siri Senje

Marie Macneill: In Search of Mermaids: is there universality in screenwriting and storytelling?
Ole Christian Solbakken: Pre-word storytelling - a report from an experimental writing process


Saturday 24th

HS 415 Panel 5, 10:00 – 11:20:

Remapping Brazilian screenwriting studies

Rubens Rewald: Dramaturgy as an organizational process
Rafael Leal: The embodied script and the end of writing
Alfredo Suppia: The vulgate of the poetic triad (lyric, epic and drama) in the teaching of screenplay
Fabiano Grendene de Souza: The Short Film Screenplay in Brazil: Space, Dialogue and Social Criticism 


Saturday 24th

HS 415 Panel 6, 11:20 – 12:40:

Storytelling and Co-creation for Global Change: A Worldbuilding Methodology

Chair: Alex McDowell

Ash Eliza Smith: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Environmental Futures and Post-Pastoral Speculation in Flyover Country
Andre Deak: Global storytelling, World Building Consortium - Project Junk – São Paulo, Brasil
Florencia Aguilar, Ignacio Trossera, Teresa Bosch: World Building Storytelling - Junk Global Consortium - Argentina Chapter


Saturday 24th

HS 316 Panel 5, 10:00 – 11:20:

The Local and the Global

Clarissa Mazon Miranda: Screenwriting of Brazilian biographical productions in the context of globalized streaming
Anubha Yadav: The Case of the Missing Global 'Indian' Web Series
Danica Renn-Giles & 
Anat Bardi: Towards an understanding of the role of film and viewer value-alignment in local and global fiction film preferences


Saturday 24th

HS 316 Panel 6, 11:20 – 12:40:

Nations, Cultures, and Screenwriting in Transition

Michael Schock: Samurai to Six-Guns: Personal Reflections on a Failed Trans-national Genre Adaptation
Shmavon Azatyan: Cultural Transformation in the screenplay Pam an Dave
Matthew Dabner: What ails the nation? Culture and theme in scripted SVOD dramas