Katariina Lillqvist is Finnish-born director, producer, writer and journalist who has been working since 1989 in Prague, Czech Republic. In her films and projects she often studies the European mentality through war traumas and minority questions. She has won the Silver Bear from the Berlinale, Special Prize at Annecy and two Finnish State Art Prizes for her achievements in preserving the Roma folklore and bringing minority issues into the public discussion in Finland.