SCRIPTS 2022

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On a regular basis, we will be adding the names of the selected Script/films. Our slate of feature and short Script/films, represent the politically, culturally and socially relevant films from many and different storytellers and they coming from all over the world.

THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: The Second Death
Country: USA
Writer: Ashlee Bell Caress
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: An unusual brother and sister dream of rebuilding their future, together, but first, they must lean on one another and heal from their haunted past.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: A SHOT FOR FREEDOM
Country: Italy
Writer: GIUSEPPE DE VUONO
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: João Mendes, a Cape Verdean black guy, is the rebellious son of a fishing family. His father (Gabriel) wants him to take care of the family business, but João dreams to become a great fencer. He falls in love with a creole girl (Cesária) and will have to contend with a cruel man (Tyago), obsessed with her. João creates his masked alter ego by risking his life every night, fighting to defend the freedom and human rights of people in danger. One night Gabriel is murdered. João, destroyed by grief, is determined to find his father's killer who, before dying, gives him a scarf that hides an incredible secret.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: 2nd Date
Country: USA
Writer: Jaik Andino
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis:
After a traumatic childhood, the loyalty of two best friends is put to the test to discover how far they are willing to go to find the love of their lives.

Two hopeless romantics are searching for love in their 30’s. Despite having been best friends their whole lives, Jaik and Wyatt are still struggling with being with and without each other. After their group date colossal failure, Jaik and Wyatt realize they need professional help. A Matchmaker, Callie, and her Native American social media expert, Maeve, set Jaik and Wyatt on a zany quest that will test their bravery (and friendship). 2nd Date is fueled by an electrifying soundtrack of new hits and old favorites synced to everything from monster truck mudding to death-defying leaps while being chased on horseback. While rooting for the hearts of these two young men, we see love persevere throughout the story, praying that one day, after all of the chaos, it makes its way to Jaik and Wyatt to get their 2nd Date

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: A Nun And An Officer
Country: USA
Writer: James Anthony
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: XXXXXXX

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: The Seedling
Country: USA
Writer: Kevin J. Howard
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: Found adrift at sea, sold into slavery and raised without knowledge of who he truly is, a young man looks up to meet the gaze of a handmaiden, discovering a love so intense it leads to the downfall of a kingdom.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: True Love
Country: Canada
Writer: Tiffany Colling
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: From being cheated on, to a divorce, to a car accident, to a kidney transplant, two friends realize that they were meant for each other.

When you meet in elementary school, become best friends, lose contact in high school and college and reconnect after a phone/email, you realize that they were your one and only all along but you never took the time to notice until it was almost too late.

Everything is nothing if you've got no one. There is no love like True Love.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: The Hobgoblin's Gennel
Country: United Kingdom
Writer: James Fitzmaurice
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: A group of strangers hired to go to a remote undeveloped suburb so they can create special 3D glasses for holiday events become trapped when a storm hits and at the same time, a murder occurs which leads to unraveling events as they try to figure out who the killer is after they discover that person can only be seen through their custom glasses and appears as different holiday themed images.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Dark Twinkle Holiday
Country: USA
Writer: Genevieve Sipperley
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: A group of strangers hired to go to a remote undeveloped suburb so they can create special 3D glasses for holiday events become trapped when a storm hits and at the same time, a murder occurs which leads to unraveling events as they try to figure out who the killer is after they discover that person can only be seen through their custom glasses and appears as different holiday themed images.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: PUT A PRICE ON EMOTION
Country: Italy
Writer: GIUSEPPE DE VUONO
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: Lennon Harris has a big dream in the drawer: to sign a record deal. He is willing to do anything to make it happen. The good-looking, charismatic and full of hope artist is a modern-day Icarus. Lennon flies too high, getting blood on his hands and destroying his own life. He is forced to leave London, the band he plays in and Veronica, his great love. The protagonist moves to New York in search of a new identity. Demons of the past find him and Lennon must return to it in order to make amends before it is too late.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Pigeon
Country: USA
Writer: Paul Sliwinski
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: A government contractor with criminal ties attempts to clear his son's debt with a dangerous local before leaving for a job overseas.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: War-Angel: Inner Demons (Secrets Revealed)
Country: USA
Writer: Matthew Carter
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: After awakening to a new life, Matthew finds himself surrounded by friends ready to fight the forces of evil. Unaware of the dangers that await them, they find themselves in many breathtaking situations and swallowed by the very darkness they want to destroy.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: The Devil's Trill
Country: Italy
Writer: Jacopo Alpi
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: In an apartment two people have a meeting that will reveal something about their lives while hearing the music of "the devil's trill".

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: The Cherished
Country: United Kingdom
Writer: Mike Spence
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: Four agents are thrown together to face off against unfathomable warlords to set a dystopian world right.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Face Painters
Country: USA
Writer: Giovanni Sanseviero
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: Brooklyn, 1963. Luca Gravetti (80), a guilt-ridden funeral director, is losing his battle with dementia, and Buono (41), a masterful casket maker and full-blown illiterate, must juggle both the family’s ailing funeral home and his dear father. When the IRS comes knocking and the bank repossesses their hearse, Buono succumbs and reluctantly looks up his estranged brother, Michael, a Wall Street whiz kid plagued by booze and racist dogma. The two immediately clash over how best to run the business—by Buono’s traditional ways, or with Michael’s modern-day vanity of profits above all. Meanwhile, an infamous event triggers one last memory in Luca, setting him off on a journey of love and redemption.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Kathy
Country: United Kingdom
Writer: Ruth Finnegan
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: When her husband’s secret life begins to unravel, a woman must deal with consequences as her seemingly perfect family life falls apart.

A family of 6 loses their eldest son to a senseless murder the same night their eldest daughter attempts to commit suicide, the cracks in their façade begin to show as the spiraling mother Gloria, learns that her 7-year-old twins (Patrick and Patricia) are displaying signs of behavioral problems, she attends therapy with them to investigate their sudden change in behavior against the wishes of husband Jonathan.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Shades
Country: Canada
Writer: Dionne Wilson
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: When her husband’s secret life begins to unravel, a woman must deal with consequences as her seemingly perfect family life falls apart.

A family of 6 loses their eldest son to a senseless murder the same night their eldest daughter attempts to commit suicide, the cracks in their façade begin to show as the spiraling mother Gloria, learns that her 7-year-old twins (Patrick and Patricia) are displaying signs of behavioral problems, she attends therapy with them to investigate their sudden change in behavior against the wishes of husband Jonathan.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Review
Country: USA
Writer: Jonathan Zarantonello
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: One man's fight to find his true identity. Years of killing to avenge his wife's death have taken a toll on him. He wants to start over but needs to find who he truly is first.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Contraband
Country: United Kingdom
Writer: Thomas Behe
Nominated: Best Feature Script
Synopsis: Mainstream social is DEAD!
Content censorship, sponsored spam, cancel culture and inciter-banning means everyone who's anyone is on the dark web.
And no one knows it better than Tucker Scott.
Rampant cyberbullying. Fake news trolling. Spying, voyeurism and privacy invasion. This is Contraband, the ruthless entrepreneurs’ digital underground - where profit-hungry mobs prowl city streets filming violent events to satisfy society’s demand for sensational content.
But when activists hack Contraband giving control to any influencer with the most followers, it's complete chaos as everybody chases the money and fame of being number one!

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Guns A Blazing
Country: Canada
Writer: Tiffany Colling
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: One man's fight to find his true identity. Years of killing to avenge his wife's death have taken a toll on him. He wants to start over but needs to find who he truly is first.

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Script
Country: Italy
Writer: Piero Cannata
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: Two screenwriters, a ghost story, the night that goes on. Who will put an end to this?

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THE NORTH
FILM FESTIVAL

Stockholm - Sweden

Title: WAITING
Country: Italy
Writer: Jacopo Alpi
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: An aspiring screenwriter is awaiting the producers' decision on his script. During the sleepless night in a hotel room, he is assailed by doubts, represented by three people from his past.

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THE NORTH
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Stockholm - Sweden

Title: Conniption On Canary Island
Country: Canada
Writer: Tiffany Colling
Nominated: Best Short Script
Synopsis: A mama's boy and a couple on honeymoon have a "conniption" because they are equally the same.

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