In Pop Up Film Residency we want to directly address the issue of gender equality & of under-representation of women in cinema, particularly by supporting female-driven projects and modern portrayal of gender diversity.
With the Eurimages Fund`s financial support, Pop Up Film Residency holds a special residency for women filmmakers developing their third or later feature film project. The debut edition welcomes Jenni Toivoniemi and her film Eve`s Call.

Pop Up Film Residency: January 2022

 

Jenni Toivoniemi

Jenni Toivoniemi

Director, Writer

Jenni Toivoniemi is an award-winning writer-director and playwright based in Helsinki, Finland. She attained a BA in literature and theatre studies and worked both as a journalist and in the cultural sector. She has studied screenwriting and directing in ELO Film School Helsinki and in several international workshops, including Cine Qua Non Lab, TIFF Talent Lab, Torino Film and Berlinale Talent Campus Script Station.
She co-wrote Korso (2014, d. Akseli Tuomivaara), and Sihja – The Rebel Fairy (2021, d. Marja Pyykkö), and has writer and director credit in Force of Habit (2019), Games People Play (2020) or a comedy series Carpe F*cking Diem (2020-, with Kirsikka Saari).
Jenni is also a founding partner of the production company Tuffi Films Ltd., a member of the Association of Finnish Film Directors, and the Vice President of the Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.

EVE`S CALL

A horror satire about a young actress Eeva, who sells her soul to the devil in order to become a part of a community.

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