Last weeks to submit your script – Northern Script 2021 deadline is getting closer!

Dear all scriptwriting lovers in Finland, Norway and in Sweden! This is a kind reminder that Northern Script 2021 competition is closing in some weeks. If you want to participate, please send your script to the competition no later than 5th September. 

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

The script must be sent to the competition organisation via email. The e-mail address is:

Masterclass for the finalist on November

All of the participants will receive a short feedback from their texts from our lovely pre-jury member, scriptwriter Milla Tuokkola. Read more about Milla here.

Milla Tuokkola

The finalists will have a chance to improve their scripts based on the feedback and are invited to an online masterclass held 18. – 20.11. 2021 during the 40th Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival. During the masterclass the finalists will get to know each others and learn new skills about scriptwriting. One of the masterclass teachers is a Finnish scriptwriter Anna Brotkin.

Mentoring session and film workshop place for the winner

The winner of Northern Script 2021 will be announced during the masterclass. The winner of the competition will have a chance to participate in a film workshop in Tromsø, Norway in summer 2022 as part of the NUFF Film Festival. The prize includes workshop program, food and accommodation in Tromsø. Part of the travel expenses are also sponsored for the winner.

Jussi Rantamäki, kuva: Arsen Sarkisiants

The winner will also have an online mentoring session with an experienced, award winning film producer Jussi Rantamäki. He is the producer of the film Compartment Number 6 (dir. Juho Kuosmanen). The film won Grand Prix -prize in Cannes Film Festival in 2021.  Read more about Jussi here. 

If you want to improve your writing skills, meet fellow writers from other Nordic countries, Northern Script competition is for you! No matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced writer, you can participate! GOOD LUCK!