Northern Script is comingthis year!

Northern Script competition will be held in 2019.  The competition with more information will be announced later during this spring.

What is Northern Script?

Are you good at writing? Are you 18 – 25 years of age? Have you always dreamt of writing a short movie script? Northern Script is an opportunity for you to learn and to compete with others like you. The competition is open for non-professional young scriptwriters living in the Nordic countries Finland, Sweden or Norway. The finalists will be chosen to work with professional tutors.

Send a message and ask for details: liisa.haap@gmail.com

The competition theme

The competition theme will be announced later.

How to participate

You can participate in the competition with a maximum of 10 pages of short film script. The theme of the competition must be seen in the script.

The script must be sent to the national organization via email. See the contact information from the bottom of the page.

The script must be written in script format. Examples of movie scripts can be found in imsdb.com. You can also use certain writing programs that modify the text straight into script format. Remember, format is secondary, the content is what matters!

The script must be written in your own language (Finnish, Swedish or Norwegian) or in English. Choose a nickname and write it on the cover page. Avoid writing your own name in the script.

Save your script in pdf format and send it as an email attachment. In the email text write your nickname, your name and your contact information (address, phone number, email address and date of birth). The subject line must read “Northern Script”.


Aim of the competition

The aim of the competition is to find new, talented, promising and developable short movie scripts and scriptwriters. The aim is to help the participants develop their scripts and scriptwriting skills, not to look for fully finished versions. Personality and courage are emphasized.

Who can join?

The competition is available to all youngsters between 18-25 years living in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Earlier experience of scriptwriting is not required.

Sufficient English language skills are needed. The qualified finalists will participate in an international scriptwriting workshop. The language of the workshop is English. More information abot the workshop will be announced later.



Participation is free of charge. The finalists are invited to the workshop with no costs for finalists: travelling expenses, accommodation, one warm meal per day and the workshop program are included.


Contact information