Autumn 2019

Elli Toivoniemi is the co-founder-owner and the head producer of Tuffi Films. She has produced over 20 films in all forms and lengths, among them the Academy Award nominated short fiction Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? Toivoniemi’s first short fiction film as a director, Role, had its world premiere in Locarno in 2014.

Kirsikka Saari (b. 1973) is a screenwriter and director living in Helsinki. She was Oscar nominated as a screenwriter for the short film Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? in 2014.  Saari’s second feature film as a screenwriter, Stupid Young Heart (dir. Selma Vilhunen, 2018) was selected to Toronto and Berlinale. She is a co-founder of Tuffi Films.