Elina Oikari is a filmmaker based in Helsinki. She has graduated with a Master of Arts from the ELO Film School Finland in Aalto University majoring in documentary film directing (2014). As a filmmaker Oikari works with fiction, documentary and alternative film. Her work often explores current social themes as well as timeless places and stories. Using a sharp palette of absurd humor and reflective visual language she aims to push the boundaries of cinema.
Oikari has made several short films for film concerts in collaboration with musicians, composers and conductors. Her following short films have been screened with live music and live sound design: The Sound of Tempest (2016), Change of Faces (2016), Missing Tapes from a Highway Set (2012/2013), Pelléas et Mélisande (Part I, 2011/2012) and her graduation film The Tempest (2013).