Short Film Storytelling with Jess Jones
In July 2020, Ffilm Cymru and BFI NETWORK Wales hosted a free webinar on short film storytelling with script editor Jess Jones.
The short film is a distinctive and challenging artform in its own right. With this in mind, Jess offered insights into how to conceive an engaging story in this format - whether a fiction, a documentary or a hybrid film. Aimed at early career writers, directors and producers, this event was also useful for those who may have a creative track record in another discipline and be interested in making a short film.
You can watch the video recording of this webinar below.
Jess Jones is a Script Editor working in film across shorts and features. She is currently working on features for BBC Films, BFI Film Fund, SFTN and Ffilm Cymru, and consults on short film scripts and early development projects for the SW, SE, and Midlands BFI NETWORK Hubs. Previously she has worked in development for the BFI Film Fund, BBC Drama, Channel 4 Drama, and Bonafide Films, and has also script edited on BAFTA and BIFA nominated shorts, and for schemes such as Uncertain Kingdom and BBC/BFI’s Born Digital. Jess is also a Creative Wellbeing Practitioner and works with filmmakers and storytellers to support them holistically in their creative process. You can find her on Twitter @JessJonesStory or Instagram @returnwiththeelixir.