Ari Matikainen (b. 1970) is a director and screenwriter from Joensuu, Finland. He has made many documentary films and TV series. He studied in the Department of Film, Television and Scenography in the Aalto University in Helsinki. His diploma work was a documentary film called Yhden tähden hotelli (2007), which was widely screened at Finnish movie theatres. The documentary film War and Peace of Mind (Sota ja mielenrauha, 2015) directed by Matikainen is the opening film of this year’s DocPoint film festival.