Birgit Syran Myaard

Birgit Syran Myaard

American Screenwriter Temporarily Living Abroad

Screenwriter in Canberra, Australia

About Birgit

Movieguide $10,000 Kairos Prize winner and first-generation Norwegian-American Birgit Syran Myaard (pronounced BEERgit saRAN MYerd) has honed her craft since her debut screenplay garnered a finalist nod from Creative World Awards. Her second script received an Emerging Screenwriters Family Category win (8th overall) and her adaptation, from her own translation, of one of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's plays is in development. When writing, Chicago-born Birgit draws on her heritage, experiences gained living overseas (currently in Australia), aspects of her former work as a CIA biographical analyst, and explorations of US culture through the eyes of people she has met overseas. Currently, she is writing a biopic on a notable American.

Name: Birgit Syran Myaard

Lives in: Canberra, Australia

Company: American Screenwriter Temporarily Living Abroad

Occupation: Screenwriter

Unique traits: I enjoy solving puzzles and researching things, and I try to learn something new every day.


  • Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays - $10,000 2nd Runner Up

  • Emerging Screenwriters Contest Family Category Winner

  • Emerging Screenwriters Contest 8th place overall finisher

  • Creative World Awards Finalist


  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

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  • Since: January 2015
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