Einari Paakkanen (b. 1980) is a Finnish director focusing on stories of human connection and communication with others. His films have been screened globally in festivals such as the Krakow Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. His first feature documentary My father from Sirius premiered in the Warsaw Film Festival in 2016 and was broadcasted by Yle, SVT and Arte. Einari has an MA in documentary directing from ESCAC in Barcelona.