Mari Mantela

(born 1978) studied camera techniques before film directing studies at the Aalto University in Helsinki. Mantela’s medium length film An Autobiography (2017) won several international prizes and it competed in Palm Springs Shortfest and Brooklyn Film Festival among other top rated festivals. Mantela has a strong visual style which often combines digital imagery with traditional and character driven storytelling. She is currently working on her debut feature THEIA, a scifi-western set in future Nordics.