Aim of the competition

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

Who can join?

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

Sufficient English language skills are required. The qualified finalists will participate in an international scriptwriting workshop held in English.

Screenwriting workshop in Oulu at the end of November

The best six writers will be invited to a screenwriting workshop held in Oulu. The workshop is held from 19th to 21st of November during the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival. During the workshop, finalists can learn more about screenwriting and participate in the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival. The winner of the Northern Script will be announced at the end of the workshop.


Participation is free of charge. The finalists are invited to the workshop with no costs: travelling expenses, accommodation and meals are included with the workshop program.

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