Northern Script – How to Participate

Wanted! Creative and unique scriptwriters to participate in the Northern Script Program 2024!

Do you have a talent for writing stories?

We seek scriptwriters and storytellers to participate in the Northern Script Program 2024.

Northern Script is a script writing program aimed at 18-29-year-old writers living in the Nordic countries. This year we are also inviting writers from the Baltic countries. 

Northern Script is a program that supports the participants to find their own voice and develop their scriptwriting skills. Earlier experience of scriptwriting is preferable, but it is not required. You have to have willingness to learn and be ready to develop. Our program supports unique storytellers who want to write and tell their own stories. 

The deadline for your submission was 2 May 2024. Note! Each and everyone who submitted can join the local workshops.

Based on the work done in the workshops, the Northern Script jury will shortlist 10 writers and their scripts. OSAO media school students will further select three short film scripts for film production. What is more, the same 10 scriptwriters are chosen to participate in a scriptwriting camp during Oulu Children’s and Youth Film Festival in the north of Finland. The camp is totally free for the participants. Transportation, food, accommodation, international workshops, international film lecturers, local sights, Finnish sauna and film festival tickets to the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival are included.

Northern Script program is run together with its long-term partners Oulun Kansainvälinen Lasten- ja Nuorten Elokuvien Festivaali, Odense Filmværksted, BUFF and Icelandic Film School. The program is supported by the Nordic Culture Point.

If you are an aspiring scriptwriter with a talent of telling and writing stories – this program is for you! Submit your work through this link!