John Webster (Finland)

John Webster is a writer and director born in 1967 in Helsinki to English teachers who moved to Finland.

In 1996 John graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki with an MA in documentary filmmaking.

He has been directing internationally awarded documentaries since 1990.

John is trilingual and speaks English, Swedish and Finnish.


Young, Free, Single (29', Finland, 1991)
Suckers (52', Finland, 1993)
Don't Tell Daddy (58', Finland, 1994)
Kaupunkisinfonia (62', Finland, 1995)
Different Trains (40', Finland, 1996)
Losing It (74', Finland, 1999)
Rooms of Shadow and Light (60', Finland, 2001)
Isolinnankatu (136', Finland, 2004)
What Comes Around (75', Finland, 2005)
The Skiers (11', Finland, 2007)
Recipes for Disaster (85', Finland, 2008)


Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.