Graduation films 2019


No Kids For Me Thank You

2019 - 37' - Finnish, Swedish, English (Available subtitles: German, Italian, English)

Childfree, not childless.
That is how Linda, a young filmmaker, sees herself and her future.
For her, it has been clear since her early teens that she won’t become a mother, but it is first now that she “comes out from the closet”, travels back to Finland and explains this to her friends and family. But why is it still such a tabu, especially for a woman, to not dream of a family with kids?

  • Linda Nyman
    • Director

    Linda Nyman

    Born in Finland in 1994. Linda began her studies within the field of acting, but moved over to filmmaking in 2016. She studied directing for documentary film in Italy at ZeLIG - school for documentary. Interested in environmental and sociological issues, Linda graduated from ZeLIG with her diploma film “No kids for me thank you”, which follows women’s struggle within the topic childfreeness.
  • Tamara Diepold
    • Cinematographer

    Tamara Diepold

    Born in Austria in 1993. During her studies in Media and Communication Science she made her first documentary with a friend and found her passion for filmmaking. Her curiosity for the world combined with her love for capturing her surroundings visually focuses in her interest for documentary filmmaking. She graduated from ZeLIG film school in camera and light.
  • Emma Baruffaldi
    • Editor

    Emma Baruffaldi

    Born in Italy in 1997, she moved several times during her childhood throughout Italy. Her passion for photography and cinema started while travelling. She graduated in 2016 from the Artistic High school in Piacenza, specialising in audiovisual and multimedia world. Her thesis was about the arbour city of Livorno - Tuscany. In 2019 she graduated in editing at ZeLIG School for Documentary in Bolzano.


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Director's note

No kids for me thank you is about the choices that we make and the future that follows. It’s about our differences and acceptance, changes in our society and new values. To its core, it is about life - and yet, about no life at all. It is asking: what is the point of our existence.

When I choose to work on a film about being childfree, I must admit that I hadn’t quite understood the extensiveness of the topic. This revealed itself to me slowly during the making of this project. It was the conversations that I got to have, both on and off screen, which made this project grow much closer to me than what I had ever expected.

Technical data

Country of production: Italy
Shooting Format(s): HD 1080@25p
Original Master Format: HD 1080@25p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Audio Format: Stereo
Running time: 36’36’’
Subtitles available: German / Italian / English


Director: Linda Nyman
Cinematographer: Tamara Diepold
Editor: Emma Baruffaldi
Soundrecordist: Emma Baruffaldi
Sound Design and Mix: Riccardo Spagnol
Graphics: Emma Baruffaldi


ZeLIG is located in Bolzano, Italy, a multilingual city where different cultures live together. The school is a place of exchange for students, teachers and film professionals from all over the world.
At ZeLIG the spoken languages are German, Italian and English. This creative approach to linguistic variety opens the gates to the international markets and to future opportunities.