It’s Okay To Say No

2021 – 14m

16 year old Jane is surrounded by sexual pressure from social media, TV-shows and her “friends” from school. When it is discovered that she likes a boy from her class and he likes her back it is expected that they sleep together. Soon she ends up in a situation where she has to choose between social ruin and protecting her wishes, or so she thinks. A film about how the media can change todays view on sex and create a higher pressure on young boys and girls.

Directors by: Aurora Nossen
Writers by: Aurora Nossen
Cinematography by: Michael Mark Lanham

Available At:

Altibox, NFI Filmbib, Norgesfilm, Filmrommet, Cinekid, Den Kulturelle Skolesekken, NDLA

Festivals and Awards

  • Official Selection: Nordisk Panorama (2021) OSCAR qualifying
  • Official Selection: The Norwegian Shortfilm Festival (2022) OSCAR qualifying
  • Official Selection: Bodø Film Festival (2021)
  • Official Selection: Lift Off Online Sessions (2021)
  • Official Selection: EFN – Short Film Festival  (2021)
  • Official Selection: Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (2022)
  • Official Selection: RVK Feminist Film Festival (2022)
  • Official Selection: Healdsburg International Short Film Festival (2023)