Force of Habit Anthology Series

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An anthology series of 11 episodes questioning gender stereotypes. Duration 11 x 7-19 minutes.

A Stop
No Big Deal
Play Rape
Girl Thing
Festive Spirit
It’s All Right
Dream Job
Let Her Speak

Written and Directed by Reetta Aalto, Maryan Abdulkarim, Tine Alavi, Alli Haapasalo, Ulla Heikkilä, Sonya Lindfors, Inari Niemi, Raisa Omaheimo, Anna Paavilainen, Kirsikka Saari, Aino Suni, Saara Särmä, Miia Tervo, Elli Toivoniemi, Jenni Toivoniemi Produced by Elli Toivoniemi, Sanna Kultanen / Tuffi Films Co-production Farima Karimi & Siri Hjorton Wagner, [sic] film

These films are part of a film sensation made by fifteen filmmakers collectively; a collection of short films, a feature film titled Force of Habit and a campaign linked to them reveal the hidden way power is exercised on women in both private life and in society.

Information about the awareness campaign surrounding issues of gender stereotyping:

The project has received funding from the MEDIA programme of Creative Europe.


Pitched at: Nordic Film Market, Discovery 02/2018 Nordic co-production and finance market, Haugesund 08/2018

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Nordic co-production and finance market, Haugesund 08/2018: BEST PROJECT AWARD

The Best Pitch Award, Finnish Film Affair 2018