Avanton Productions produces creative
documentaries, which observe
humanity and the world
around us with a personal
and sensitive touch.

Becoming Me

Mina Laamo

Becoming Me follows three young women, each of whom writes a blog on her life and struggles with her own and contemporary society’s expectations. The film is a journey from alienation towards the slow process of accepting yourself, reaching out for others and trying to find the lost feeling of belonging.

Elokuvateattereissa 24.4.2015



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Script and directing: Mina Laamo
Cinematography: Päivi Kettunen and Tuomo Hutri F.S.C.
Editing: Tuuli Kuittinen
Sound design: Janne Laine
Original music: Frid & Frid, Sweden
Consultant for dramaturgy: Lena Runge, Sweden
Graphic design: Atte Karttunen
Production: Sonja Lindén, Avanton Productions
Length: 52’/75′
Completion year: 2014

State Quality Support for Film Productions 2016


Festivals and other screenings

DocPoint Tallinn – International Documentary Film Festival, Estonia, 27.1.-31.1.2016

34th Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Finland, 16.-22.11.2015

Noordelijk Film Festival / The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 11.-15.11.2015

57th Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany, 4.-8.11.2015

Kuopion Vilimit – Kuopio Film Festival, Finland, 1.-4.10.2015

22nd Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma, Finland, 21.-23.8.2015

Espoo Cine International Film Festival, Finland, 21.-30.8.2015

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy at Institut Finlandais, Paris, France 24.6.2015

Doc Lounge Oulu, 22.4.2015 at 19:00, 45 Special, Oulu, Finland

Doc Lounge Tampere, 24.3.2015 at 19:00, Klubi / Tampere, Finland

Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 20.-28.3.2015

Tampere Film Festival 2015 (National Competition), Finland, 4.-8.3.2015

One World International Human Rights Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 2.-11.3.2015

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland, 27.1.-1.2.2015

27th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love and Anarchy, Finland, 18.-28.9.2014 (sneak preview)


International sales: Taskovski Films

Distribution in Finland: Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus