This week our film analysist reviews the topic of screenwriting and tries to best answer what makes a good script. Though they don’t focus all on films, for example, Wednesday, Anna, will discuss how everyone has a scary film scene that scarred them for life. For her, one of those moments was the “Grim Grinning Ghosts” sequence on the 1990 film Disney Sing Along Songs: Disneyland Fun.

The overarching goal of this week’s examination is to try to answer how screenwriting is more of an art than someone who would create a multi-colored masterpiece on the side of a building. It takes technique, understanding of the audience and the ability to really enjoy what you’re doing as a profession. That’s one of the great blessings that I’ve seen as our three fall film analysists have continued to review themes that they might not have much knowledge on, but they are willing to roll up their sleeves and provide the research necessary to draft a complete, well-thought-out article.

 So far, we’ve looked at a few topics – from comedy to gender to the best year in filmmaking. Below is a list of articles for those who would like to review some of them:

Online Shop

Our very talented illustrator Szemui Ho has been populating our online shop with various products, featuring her artwork for you to enjoy. In the very near future, you will be able to purchase other products from our other illustrators.

I thought I would explain how we decide what products to sell. We currently use a system called Printify, which is a drop shipment order which allows us to not have to stock up on items before they can be put up for sale. Though, the downside is that our profit margins are not as large as they would be if we just order a bunch of items and they just sat ready to be purchased.

But, if you do purchase something from our store, the profit is split up 50/50 between the artist and the non-profit, which is then used for program costs like maintaining this website that you’re currently reading this post on.

Film Festival Announcements 

Next week we begin our week-long reveal of the films that we will be showing at our 2nd International Strasburg Film Festival, which will be occurring in Strasburg, Virginia the weekend of November 15-17.

We will also open up the opportunity for you to purchase full festival passes for $30, a single day pass for $10 or individual screening passes for $3. In addition, we will have virtual reality this year, where you will have the chance to view three films in a 360-degree view. Those who purchase the full festival pass will get this added option for free, however, everyone else will need to pay $5 for this session, which will last about 30 minutes.

All proceeds from our annual film festival go to the Shenandoah County School District’s theatre program.