How to participate

DEADLINE

In order to take part in  Northern Script, all you need to do is to send your Short Film Script via Email to the local Northern Script partner by 22nd of August 2022. The local partners are listed on the bottom of this page.

SCRIPTS IN YOUR OWN NATIVE NORDIC LANGUAGE/ ENGLISH

Northern Script embraces all Nordic languages. Therefore you can write your original script in your own Nordic mother tongue. The approved languages are: Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese language, the official languages spoken in Greenland and Sápmi region. You can also write your script in English.

NOTE! 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 one-week-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.

THEME

Northern Script 2022 theme is TEMPTATION.

The theme of the competition must be seen in the script. You can use the theme in your scriptwriting in multiple ways. You can use the theme literally, symbolically or from an emotional perspective.  The theme can also be related to societal circumstances. 

The script can be based on your own life experience, or it can be purely a creation of your imagination. There are no restrictions on genre. You can decide which style you want to use. 

DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCRIPT 

Script Max Length: 10 pages
Script Font: Courier
Font Size: 12

Examples of movie scripts can be found on imsdb.com. The Northern Script participants can also use specific writing programs that modify the text straight into a script format. However, the format is secondary; the content is what matters.

WRITING UNDER A PSEUDONYM

Northern Script wants to encourage equality by allowing every participant to write under a nickname. Earlier merits, name, gender and nationality are left out of the equation when participating under a nickname. Only writing skills matter. You just need to choose a nickname and write it on the cover page. Do not write your name on the script! The scripts will be juried anonymously. The participant needs to save the script in PDF format and send it as an Email attachment. The subject line must read “NORTHERN SCRIPT”.

WHAT TO WRITE IN YOUR E-MAIL

The Email should contain following details:

  • The Script in PDF format with participant’s nickname on the cover page
  • Participant’s name and the contact Information separately in the email and not the PDF: Address, Phone number, Email address & Date of birth

Remember to send your script to your local Northern Script Partner by 22nd of August 2022!

GOOD LUCK!

Finland, Mediakasvatuskeskus Metka ry
johanna.lappalainen(a)mediametka.fi

Sweden, BUFF Children’s and Youth Film Festival
julia(a)buff.se

Norway, NUFF Youth Film Festival
Marion.Bouvier(a)tromso.kommune.no

Åland islands, Åland Film Commission
titte.tornroth(a)regeringen.ax

Denmark, Odense Filmværksted
mette(a)ofilm.dk

Iceland, The Icelandic Film School
hrafnkell(a)kvikmyndaskoli.is

Faroe islands, Klippfisk
klippfisk(a)klippfisk.fo

Greenland, Filmiliortarfik
mail@inuks.dk

Sápmi – Samiland, Skábma
tarja.porsanger(a)samediggi.fi