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A Day Without Prohibition

BLOCK D | Emerging 

Friday, March 24 | 3 - 5 PM 

Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

A Day Without Prohibition
Screenings & Awards

PITCH2021 • Social Issues & Human Stories Film Event • San Jose International Short Film Festival • Indie Lisboa Short Film Festival • Kerry Short Film Festival • Kettupäivät • Marseille Music & Film

Cast & Crew

NARRATIVE | 2022 | 15 min. 00 sec. 


ELIGIBLE | Woman to Watch, Best Student Film 

COUNTRY | Finland 

LANGUAGE | Finnish 

PRODUCER | Nora Kuusisto 

DIRECTOR | Elisa Kujala 

WRITER | Tanja Lebedeff 

CAST | Tuulia Eloranta, Aamu Milonoff


Two young women decide to defy the dancing prohibition set by the Finnish government by organising a secret graduation dance in a war-torn Helsinki in 1944. Before best friends Elvi and Irja take their biggest step yet into adulthood, they must find the courage to say goodbye to one another.

About the Director

Elisa Kujala is a Finnish director and screenwriter based in Stockholm. She has a BA in journalism and she also studied directing and screenwriting at London Film School. Currently, she’s doing her MA in film directing at Aalto University (Finland) and has also recently studied animation at Stockholm University of the Arts. 

Elisa has worked in many different TV and film roles so far; as an editor, assistant producer, production manager, script supervisor, and assistant director among others – which has offered her an insight on how to be a versatile director. Elisa has also directed and written 8 short films and a short documentary. 

Currently, Elisa is working on the pilot for her first feature film ‘Elektra’, for which she got a screenwriting grant from Arts Promotion Centre Finland. ’A Day Without Prohibition’ is Elisa’s graduation film from Aalto University.

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