News about the White Rage movie.

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Manaki Brothers film festival and Skopje's Inner Wheel Club awarded Arto Halonen a diploma of honor for his significant work regarding tolerance. Halonen's White Rage movie has had special screenings for students in in North Macedonia, and it has furthered discussion on preventing school bullying and discrimination.
The diploma was handed to Halonen by the festival director Gena Teodosievska (on the right) and Maja Babíc (on the left) from Inner Wheel Club.

White Rage has been granted the Green Rose award at Jaipur International Film Festival. The criteria for the awarded film was “film that gives a global message”. White Rage, which puts school bullying and school shootings into juxtaposition, was competing in the category of Feature Documentaries.


The 9th Jaipur International Film Festival was organised in Jaipur, India on January 7th-11th. It is the world’s fastest growing film festival and during the past few years, it has received entries from over a hundred different countries.


White Rage has continued to impress on the festival circuit for over a year now. The tour has included the highly considered Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, One World Film Festival, Beirut Karama Human Rights Festival and Reykjavik International Film Festival, amongst others. At Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival in Warsaw, Halonen received a special mention for the film in the new Fiction / Non-Fiction category.


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 film achieved to raise discussion and awareness about its theme, and also contributed to initiating a legislation bill that aims to prevent school bullying.


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’s 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.


Please find below the links to websites for the international distributor and the festivals:

Jaipur International Film Festival:

Art Films Production’s Web Page:

White Rage Facebook Page:

First Hand Films:


Finnish cinematographer Peter Flinckenberg is mentioned on the American entertainment magazine Variety's list of 10 cinematographers to watch. Flinckenberg, along with the talented Mika Orasmaa, was responsible for the cinematography of White Rage, as well. 

Arts Promotion Centre Finland has allocated quality support for the film White Rage. On giving reason for the decision the council wrote: "An ambitiously made film describes meritoriously how violence can create violence."

Arto Halonen’s film White Rage has been selected to two important European documentary film festivals.

Rokumentti Film Festival has selected White Rage as its opening film. This will also be the film's world premiere. The screening will take place on November 11th 2015 in Joensuu and the director Arto Halonen is also present.

The official movie poster of White Rage is now available. The premiere for the movie in Finland is November 27th, 2015.

Together with the film Art Films production, VLMedia, The Finnish Association of Mental Health and The School Cinema Association are organising a tour focusing on the importance of early and faster intervention with bullying, as well as the meaning of mental health work and social work. Tour dates and places will be released later on.

White Rage, the documentary film produced by Art Films production and directed by Arto Halonen, is coming to the screens by the end of 2015.