Helmet Film Challenge 2020

The Film Challenge invites and challenges you to broaden your horizons and to look for new experiences on film: the classics, cult favorites – or perhaps, the films that you have been meaning to watch for a long time.

The Film Challenge is a playful and joyful watching project where you choose films to watch from the list of 50 different subjects. Anyone can take part. You can proceed at your own pace or you can follow the given order week by week. You can re-watch your favorite film, or you can step out of your comfort zone and exposure yourself to something new and unfamiliar – it’s up to you!

The Film Challenge is about sharing. It’s more fun to tackle the watching project with other people and you are heartily encouraged to ask your friends to join the Helmet Film Challenge Facebook group where you can talk about the most intense, bizarre, and gripping films you watch during the year. Mind you, the discussions are mostly in Finnish, but you can also start one in English.

Having problems of finding suitable films for the challenge? Go visit your library or check the Film Challenge Facebook group. The library staff or other participants will help you.

Let the movies move you – take up the Film Challenge!

Helmet Film Challenge 2020

1. A film about climate change

2. A film with a ghost in it

3. A mockumentary

4. A film written and directed by a woman

5. An animated film

6. A film where someone knows how to fly

7. An American teen film

8. A film set in the 19th century

9. A musical

10. A film based on a Finnish novel

11. A shark film

12. A Russian film

13. A film where someone has a job you would like to try

14. An Italian neorealist film

15. A film that won an award at Sundance Film Festival

16. A film given a one-star rating by Finnish film critic Tapani Maskula

17. A film where someone is in a library

18. A film set in the countryside

19. A film related to the Middle East

20. A screwball comedy

21. A film with multiple versions

22. A film about a sexual minority

23. A film that you liked as a child

24. A film set in space

25. A film that won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

26. A film where someone sweats

27. A Love & Anarchy film

28. A film with a colour in its name

29. A film reflecting on questions of faith

30. A film with a breakup or a divorce

31. A film directed by someone younger than 30

32. A film with voice-over narration

33. A d ocumentary that has won a Jussi Award

34. A film where someone moves to another country

35. A film where someone uses a landline telephone

36. A gang film

37. A film where someone makes a cameo appearance

38. A film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

39. A film that begins a series

40. A film based on a true story

41. A film with a talking animal in it

42. A film shot by Roger Deakins

43. A film whose score you like

44. A road movie

45. A film with nobility or royals in it

46. A Technicolor film

47. A film with non-linear narrative

48. A Christmas film

49. A film recommended by the library staff

50. A film released in 2020

In Finnish: Helmet-elokuvahaaste

In Swedish: Helmets filmutmaning 

In Russian: Киновызов Helmet

Facebook group (discussion mostly in Finnish) 

See also:

The Little Helmet Film Challenge 

Helmet Reading Challenge 

The Little Helmet Reading Challenge 

Helmet Music Challenge 

Helmet Game Challenge