Mika Ronkainen is an award-winning film director and screenwriter from Oulu, Finland.
Ronkainen was selected as one of Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch in 2013.
After having worked for fifteen years with documentary films, Ronkainen ventured into the world of scripted drama in 2018. He directed and co-created/co-wrote his first drama series All the Sins, which was awarded with Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for Outstanding Scriptwriting at Göteborg Film Festival in 2019 and nominated for Golden Eye Award for Best International TV Series at 2019 Zürich Film Festival. So far, All the Sins has been sold to over 30 countries worldwide.
Ronkainen’s documentary films, including Finnish Blood Swedish Heart, Freetime Machos, and Screaming Men, have travelled internationally premiering at several A-list film festivals – including Sundance, Karlovy Vary, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto Hot Docs, and IDFA – and also being screened at art museums like MoMA PS1 in New York, Taidehalli in Helsinki, and Oulu Museum of Art.