This advanced production course looks at cross cultural and interdisciplinary experimental and hybrid approaches to narrative filmmaking, including single channel film/videos, multi-channel installations, expanded cinema and interactive storytelling. Alternative Narrative Forms will emphasize tenets of experimental scriptwriting and writing forms and its relation to scenography, performance, visual language and sound design. Each week there will be film screenings that present unique examples of narrative structures, directing methodologies, performative articulations and aural and visual languages. Drawing on the fields of film studies, art history and media theory the course will examine through texts and cinematic representations concepts such as representation and realism, memory and projection, montage and abstraction. Students will write, direct and edit three short pieces.