Press release


Director Arto Halonen’s White Rage, telling the story of Lauri who planned to commit a massacre at school, is continuing its international festival circulation during May and June.



The film was first screened outside of Finland at One World festival in Prague as well as at  Thessaloniki International Film Festival in March. The film has been selected for the programme of Millennium Against Docs documentary film festival, taking place 13.–22. May 2016. Millennium Against Docs is the biggest documentary film festival in Poland and the third most popular in Europe, attended by over 40 000 people in 2015. It is also the only festival presenting screenings in several different cities throughout the country during the event. White Rage is to be screened in Warsaw.


After this the film continues its journey to the British Doc/Fest -festival held in Sheffield in 10.–15.6.2016. Doc/Fest is the leading documentary film festival in the UK and it gathers over 30 000 festival goers on an annual basis. Along with Millennium Docs Against Gravity, One World and Thessaloniki film festivals it is also one of the most leading documentary film festivals in the world.


White Rage was premiered as the opening film of the Finnish Rokumentti film festival in November, after which it was released to wide theatrical distribution. As part of a school campaign, created in collaboration with the Finnish Association for Mental Health and Koulukino ry, the film has also been screened to a number of students all over Finland.


The international distribution and sales agent for White Rage is the Swiss First Hand Films, which is one of the most distinguished European documentary film distributors. The film crew includes Peter Flinckenberg and Mika Orasmaa as the cinematographers, Kirka Sainio as the sound designer and composer, as well as Otto Heikola and Arto Halonen as the editors


Below you will also find the links to the international distributor and the festivals:


First Hand Films:

Millennium Docs Against Gravity: