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2006-2011 Master of Arts, Copenhagen University, Faculty of Humanities. Major: Russian studies, courses in Minority studies and Eskimology. Participant in the Fourth Danish Chukotka Expedition 

2009-2011 Post graduate studies in documentary film, the All Russian State University of Cinematography, Department of film directing, Masterclass of Igor Grigoriev and Natalya Polonskaya

2000-2006 Bachelor of Arts, Copenhagen University, Faculty of Humanities. Major: Russian Studies, Minor: Film studies. Apprenticeship at the Danish Film Institute Film Workshop


2000 Danish language exams. K.I.S.S. Copenhagen Intensive Language School 

1998 Matriculation examination, Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts, Diploma of the Association of Russian Language Teachers in Finland for the diligence in Russian studies

1988-1998 Diploma in classical cello with Professor Seppo Laamanen 




2022  Archive Valley Masterclass 

2021  Baltic Sea Docs Co-financing Forum of International Documentary Projects 

2021  Nordisk Panorama Doc Forward Workshop 

2021   DocCelerator Story Workshop for Documentaries  


2016   Below Zero Arctic Film Development and Pitching Forum, Tromsø Film Festival

2015   Film Form ved Arne Bro / Den Danske Filmskoles Efteruddannelse, Copenhagen 

2008   EURODOC Documentary Courses together with producer Jouni Hiltunen

2007   Dragon Forum Film Development and Pitching Workshops, Warsaw & Krakow

2005   Camera courses, Short and Documentary Film School, Copenhagen




2023  Finnish Cultural Foundation

2022  AVEK Centre for Audiovisual Culture 

2021   KONE Foundation


2021   Finnish-Danish Cultural Foundation 


2021   Art Promotion Centre Finland

2020   Art Promotion Centre Finland


2019   Finnish Film Foundation


2017   Finnish Cultural Foundation

2015   Finnish Music Foundation

2014   Finnish Cultural Foundation, artist grant 

2014   KONE Foundation

2013   Fellow of NIPKOW Scholarship 

2012   Finnish Film Foundation

2012   Arts Council of Finland, Berlin Residency

2012   KONE Foundation

2005   Copenhagen University, Faculty of Humanities' travel grant for the 4th Danish expedition

              to Chukotka






Fluent Finnish, Polish, English, Danish and Russian

Some French, German and Swedish





Finnish Documentary Guild

Finnish Arctic Club

Finnish Chamber Music Society 





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