Northern Script


Northern Script is a Nordic Short Film Script Writing Event which aims to network aspiring storytellers & scriptwriters across the Nordic countries. The Northern Script is open for 18-29 year old Nordic youth living in the following regions:

  1. Finland
  2. Sweden
  3. Norway
  4. Åland islands
  5. Denmark
  6. Iceland
  7. Faroe islands
  8. Sápmi – Samiland


The purpose is to network ambitious screenwriters & encourage Nordic people’s cultural and linguistic identity by giving the youth a possibility to write in their own native language & identify themselves through fictional scriptwriting.

Northern Script aims to help the participants to find their own voice & develop their script writing skills. Earlier experience of screenwriting is not required. Instead personality and courage are emphasized.

Although the Northern Script drives to increase the use of Nordic languages in script writing, sufficient English language skills are still required. The qualified finalists will participate in a 5 -day long International Script Writing Camp at the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (14th and 20th of November). The camp is held in English language.

The Northern Script has 4 key elements:

  1. Script Writing 
  2. Local Script Writing Workshops 
  3. Film Production 
  4. Northern Script Writing Camp 

It is through these four elements that we aim to create a  platform which leads the Nordic youth  develop as a scriptwriter, network with each other and give the aspiring scriptwriters right tools to connect  with the Film Industry.