Mika Ronkainen is an award-winning film director and screenwriter from Oulu, Finland.
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 season 1 has been sold to over 30 countries worldwide. All the Sins season 2 was released simultaneously in Finnish cinemas and on Elisa Viihde VOD platform on October 22, 2020.
Ronkainen was selected among Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch in 2013 for his latest documentary film, Finnish Blood Swedish Heart, which was awarded with two Finnish Oscars (Jussi Awards) for Best Documentary and Best Music. Recently Ronkainen worked on his theatre debut for Oulu City Theatre, where he adapted and directed a stage version of his documentary Finnish Blood Swedish Heart.
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.