News: Meet one of our workshop teachers – Norwegian Thomas Wangsmo

Thomas Wangsmo

Northern Script competition will have a 3-day masterclass for the best six writers. The workshop will be held from 18th to 20th November online. Workshop teachers come from Finland, Norway and from Sweden.

Our Norwegian teacher is a screenwriter and director Thomas Wangsmo. He is a film graduate from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has written and directed one feature and more than twenty short films.

His first feature film, Into the Dark, was released in Norwegian cinemas in February 2012. It premiered internationally at Montreal World Film Festival in 2012, where it won the Bronze Zenith Award. His short film Amor won the EFA Best Short Award at Ghent International Film Festival in 2009, and was a Best Short nominee at the European Film Awards in 2010.

In addition to writing and directing, Wangsmo has edited all his films, and occasionally also photographed and produced them.

He is a member of the Writer’s Guild of Norway, and regularly teaches film in addition to working as a filmmaker.

Thomas’ workshop is focusing on dramaturgy or dramatic structure, as well as the importance of developing a strategy for how to pitch the scripts and find avenues to take them into production. The final workshop program will be planned according to the participant wishes.