Cineparadiso is an independent film production company founded in 1999 by PV Lehtinen. The company has produced many internationally awarded short films. The aim is to produce high quality films shaped by an original artistic vision. Besides short films, Cineparadiso is currently focusing on developing feature drama films.
PV Lehtinen is internationally acclaimed short film director, writer and producer, whose unique films have been awarded at numerous film festivals over the years (over 30 festival prizes). He graduated with a Master's degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki 2005. His international breakthrough was short film "The Diver" (2001), which made history at the Tampere International Film Festival by winning the Grand Prix and four other prizes.
Besides short films, he has also directed commercials. In one way or another, many of Lehtinen's films involve the element of water, which he feels is an extremely interesting visual element.