Jouko Aaltonen (born 1956) is a documentary filmmaker and researcher. He has directed about 20 documentary films for national and international distribution, several of them awarded. Among them are: Taiga Nomads (1991, together with Heimo Lappalainen), Kusum (2000), Revolution (2006), Punksters and Youngsters (2008), Battle for the City (2011) and Leap (2012). Besides he has worked also as a producer for other directors via production company Illume Ltd (see: www.illume.fi). He made his doctoral degree (Doctor of Arts) in 2006 about the process of documentary filmmaking at Aalto university Helsinki. Before and after that he has taken part in scientific seminars and published articles. At the moment he is working as a research fellow at Department of Film, Television and Scenography at Aalto University. He has been a popular lecturer in different universities and has published five books: two about scriptwriting and three about documentary film.
Jouko Aaltonen is the member of the Kinodot international jury 2014