Northern Script 2023 Alumni workshops in Denmark were held between 23rd of August & 5th of September. The workshop mentor was Christian Bergstrøm, a Danish filmmaker and external lecturer from University of Southern Denmark.
WORKSHOPS IN THREE PHASES
The process and development of the alumni scripts was arranged in three phases.
First there was a 60-minute group session, where the goal was to get an overall feeling and understanding of the process, script ideas and the future development. In the second phase each alumni got written feedback and feedforward on the rough draft. In the last and third phases each alumni got a 30-minute long development and feedforward session based on their intention with the script and the written feedback.
All the sessions were online.
FEEDBACK OF THE WORKSHOPS
Workshop leader, Christian Bergstrøm notes that all writers participated actively and developed their stories for the better during the workshops. The feedback from the participants backs this up as the scriptwriters have been positive throughout via email stating that the workshops were a nice opportunity and exciting.
At the end of the workshops five writers decided to submit new drafts of their projects for further consideration. The scripts were read anonymously by the film consultant at Odense Film Workshop and two scripts and writers were selected for Oulu Int. Film Festival. The eligibility of both the writers and projects were confirmed by the Northern Script mentor Christian Bergstrøm.
NORTHERN SCRIPT DENMARK 2023 ALUMNI FINALISTS
The two chosen finalists from Denmark year 2023 are:
Frederik Grønning Ett moderne demokrati
Lasse Krintel Festklown
BIOGRAPHY – CHRISTIAN BERGSTRØM
Christian Skaarup Bergstrøm is an educated film director from the alternative Danish film school 18 FRAMES, as well as holding a Master of Arts in Film Studies degree.
Christian is an experienced film teacher and counselor in scriptwriting. He teaches screenplay writing at the University of Southern Denmark. Beside teaching he is a shareholder in the production company MakkerFilm located in Svendborg, where he also lives with his family.
More information about the workshops in Sweden and in Iceland & about our alumni finalists coming in the upcoming weeks.