Vilja Autiokyrö (b. 1983 in Helsinki) has studied screenwriting in Metropolia University of applied sciences and is now finishing her master studies in Aalto University where she has also studied directing and taken acting courses in Theatre Academy. She has worked as a dramaturge, written tv-drama series, features, reality-tv, short films and music videos and currently she’s writing a radio play. Vilja has two short documentary films in the national competition of Tampere Film Festival this year: 1,5 Meters Space (Aamu Film Company, 2018) and Ride of Passage (co-directed together with Katri Myllyniemi, Sons of Lumière, 2019).
Eva-Maria Koskinen (b. 1984 in Helsinki) has studied scriptwriting at Helsinki Film School and journalism at Helsinki University. She works with scriptwriting and journalism in Finnish and Swedish and has lived and worked in Berlin and Helsinki. Her film Ruusukoto (2017) was awarded with the Uusi kino audience award at Tampere Film Festival and best production at Münich International Festival of Film Schools. Her scriptVårfesten (2017) was one of the winning scripts in the competition Kortfilm 2017. In 2014 she was awarded with the KOURA Prize in Finland for the crowdsourcing journalism project #TaDetPåAllvar—Fixa mobbningen. Koskinen currently works as a dramaturg for Svenska Yle.
Elham Rahmati (b. 1989, Tehran) is a visual artist, curator and producer based in Helsinki. She holds an MA of Visual Arts from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. She also has pursued an MA of Visual Culture, curating & Contemporary Art from Aalto University. Her work is based on the fields of painting, installation and video art and has been exhibited in Germany, Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, etc. Currently, she works as the curator and producer of the Academy of Moving People & Images.
Mikko Viljanen (b. 1976) is an author, screenwriter and dramaturge. He has an MA from the University of Helsinki (comparative literature) and an MA from the Theatre Academy Helsinki (dramaturgy). He has published critically acclaimed novels and poetry collections, and written original works and adaptations for stage, radio, film, and television. Viljanen worked as a Lecturer of Dramaturgy at the University of the Arts from 2009–2014, and as a dramaturg in the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE from 2006–2008. He regularly teaches screenwriting at Aalto University (Film and TV Department). Viljanen is currently writing a feature film script and studying for his PhD at Aalto University.
Inka Lahti is a Helsinki-based editor and editing assistant with an eye for drama.