A flashback or dream, puts you into the mind of the character relating them. Helping draw us into their story and empathize with them. However, they disrupt the narrative flow and should only be used when a story can't be told chronologically.

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Single Scene

If your flashback is only a single scene you may format your scene heading to include the word flashback in parentheses.

Like this:

INT. BEDROOM - DAY (FLASHBACK)

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Sequence

A flashback sequence should start with a sub-header that reads (BEGIN FLASHBACK:), formatted as a General via StudioBinder's toolbar above the script and include a new scene heading for each scene within. Another sub-header takes us out of the flashback with the words (END FLASHBACK. "period included") followed by a new scene heading, typically the same as the scene heading prior to the flashback.

Like this:

BEGIN FLASHBACK:

INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
Kim rests her head on Mason's chest as they watch T.V.

               KIM
I'm really craving some cookie dough ice cream.
Do you mind running to the store?

               MASON
Anything for you, babe.

He kisses her on the forehead, gathers his keys and puts his shoes on and heads out of the house.

INT. FOYER - NIGHT
The doorbell RINGS. Kim gets up to see who it is. TWO POLICE OFFICERS are standing at the door, she opens it to greet them.

                POLICE OFFICER #1
Evening, ma'm.

                KIM
Evening, officers. How can I help
you?

                 POLICE OFFICER #1
Is your husband, Mason Owens?

                 KIM
Yes, is something wrong?

                 POLICE OFFICER #1
He was involved in a traffic
accident. I regret to inform you
that he did not make it.

Kim cries hysterically as she slumps to the floor.

END FLASHBACK.

INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

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