Film Critic, Finland
Eija Niskanen is the programming director of the “Helsinki Cine Aasia Film Festival”, and one of the founding members of the “Helsinki International Film Festival”. She coordinates yearly a Finland Film Festival in Japan. She is doing Asian film- and animation-related teaching and research at the University of Helsinki, and has also been an exchange scholar at Meiji University in Tokyo. She has conducted industrial research on Finland-Japan co-production possitibilities for Finnanimation in 2015 and for The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla) in 2010. She writes about films for Episodi, kulttuuritoimitus.fi and VCinema, as well as creates educational material on cinema for schools.