The internationally awarded director Miia Tervo was born and grew up in the Finnish Lapland. Her short films The Seal (2006), The Little Snow Animal (2009), Santra and the Talking Trees (2013) as well as Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (2015) circulated around the world at festivals such as IDFA. The Little Snow Animal was also nominated for the European Film Award, among other prices. Tervo‘s debut fiction feature film Aurora (2019) has been a critical success. It premiered as an opening film at Gothenburg Film Festival in January 2019 and is currently touring internationally. Aurora was also nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2019.
Motivation for being Womarts Ambassador:
The world needs human stories. Most films are still about and told by men. The world also needs stories about and told by women. Since childhood us women have learnt to watch male stories, to identify with men. When stories about and by women become more and more, also men get a chance to identify with women and the female perspective. Especially young women and girls get to identify with more women-centric stories in cinema. This will help increase understanding, equality and overall respect towards women.
Miia Tervo was invited to be Ambassador by Wom@rts partner WIFT Finland.