Visa Koiso-Kanttila (Finland)

Visa Koiso-Kanttila was born in Finland in 1970. He graduated from University of Art and Design Helsinki and he studied documentary film in The New School University and Film/ Video Art in New York in 2000 - 2001. He founded his own production company Guerilla Films Ltd in 1999. He is also a co-member of Elephant Films Ltd – The Finnish director’s group. Film works of Visa Koiso-Kanttila have been awarded on several film festivals. He directs and produces his films in co-operation with his wife and colleague Iiris Härmä.


  • Miesten koulu
    28´, Finland, 1994
  • Tuomittu
    42´, Finland, 1997
  • Karkotetut/ The Banished
    52´, Finland, 1998
  • Insha Allah/ God Willing
    54´, Finland, 1999
  • The Activist
    34´, Finland/UK, 2000
  • Viimeistä päivää/ End of the Line
    64´, Finland, 2000
  • Isältä pojalle/ Father to son
    70´, Finland, 2004
  • Talkiven matka/ A Winter´s Journey
    73´, Finland, 2007
  • Meaning of Life
    11´, Finland, 2009
  • Miehen Kuva/ Portrait of a Man
    81´, Finland, 2010

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