20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

Turn Me On, Goddammit!

Norway, 2011 : Alberta Premier
Archives 2012
Turn Me On, Dammit!
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Fri, Apr 20 7:30 PM


The feature debut of Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, Turn Me On, Goddammit! chronicles the sexual awakening of Alma (Helene Bergsholm), a 15-year-old girl who is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.

Alma and her best friend Sara live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off. After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until Sara can’t even be seen with her. At home, Alma’s single mother is overwhelmed and embarrassed by her daughter’s extravagant phone sex bills and wears earplugs to muffle Alma’s round-the-clock acts of self-gratifi cation.

Laced with warmth and quirky humor, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a lighthearted take on a story that is told so often about boys and so rarely about teenage girls.

Tribeca Film Festival 2011
Zurich Film Festival 2011
Chicago International Film Festival 2011

press for Turn Me On, Goddammit!

"A poignant, exploratory journey through youthful lust and desire... To say this fi lm is a treat is an understatement"
- Examiner

screened with a short film



Denmark, 2010, 8 min, Director: Tor Fruergaard

An animated erotic comedy about a couple looking to get the spark back in their relationship.


Narrative / Comedy / Erotic

Norwegian with English Subtitles
76 Minutes


Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

Brede Hovland and Sigve Endresen

Helene Bergsholm, Malin
Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup
and Matias Myren




Best Screenplay, Tribeca Film Festival 2011
Best Debut Film , Rome Film Festival 2011
Best European First Feature, Mons International Love Film Festival 2011