Born in Helsinki, Finland, Elina Talvensaari began her studies with anthropology and sociology at Helsinki University. While finishing her master's degree she switched to film studies, majoring in documentary directing. Her latest film How to pick berries opened at Venice Film Festival, and has been awarded in various international festivals such as San Sebastian, Tromsø and Tampere and has been recognized also by Fine Art institutions such as MoMa in New York. She is currently finishing her studies on film directing at Aalto University, ELO Helsinki Film School.
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.