Mika Taanila is Finnish director and artist. He studied cultural anthropology at the University of Helsinki. Taanila has graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 1992. After his graduation he has directed many music videos for Finnish artist. Taanila’s best known work are documentary and short films. Taanila’s documentary film Return of the Atom (2015), which follows the construction of nuclear power plant that turned into a farce, is screened at the DocPoint festival. The film is co-directed with Jussi Eerola.