The Northern Film School is looking for short film scripts for students to produce

The Northern Film School is looking for short film scripts (maximum 3 minutes) that students can make during their period of study.

Sixteen scripts will be selected for production by a panel of students, tutors and industry personnel, and one script will also be selected for a Special Merit Award, and awarded a place on one of the school’s short professional courses as a prize.

They are looking for film scripts that are interesting and challenging in nature but simple to make.

Scripts can be on any subject or theme. They are looking for compelling storytelling that adheres to the following criteria:

  • 3 minutes in duration
  • Have a maximum of 4 characters
  • Are set in a maximum of 2 locations or 1 set
  • Have locations that can be found within the Yorkshire region
  • Do not contain visual effects unless very minimal and simple to achieve.

If your script is chosen you will need to consent to a programme of script editing to ensure it will work effectively for production. The winning films will be made in the 2015/16 academic year. You will be invited to the screening and will receive a credit on the film. Feedback on scripts will be offered dependent on the volume of submissions and will be provided by supervised students during undergraduate study in the 2015/2016 year.

How to apply: Please submit a copy of your script by email to with the words 3 MIN SCRIPT COMP in the subject header. All scripts should be correctly formatted and clearly written. Please write your name and contact details on the script cover page only so that it can be removed for anonymous selection of films. 

Any further questions should be sent to

Deadline: 30th June 2015

Source: BBC Writers Room

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