Born in 1974 in Hyvinkää, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki and New York. Graduated with a BA from EVTEK Design Institute in Finland in 2000.
Marko Vuorinen is a four-time winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at international film festivals, a widely published documentary photographer, and an all-terrain writer. In total, his focus revolves around themes of social justice, gender, empathy, and sexuality, and his work has gained recognition in various publications, including The New York Times and Helsingin Sanomat. Marko Vuorinen's films are accessible on screening platforms, including Apple TV and Amazon Prime.
Recently released feature-length movies:
2014 "Tamara W."
Marko Vuorinen has been honored with six awards for his films, and his work has been mentioned, highlighted, and/or profiled in several publications, including The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, and Helsingin Sanomat.
2019 “Silver Sparrow Award for Best Documentary Film,” Diorama International Film Festival, New Delhi
2018 “Best Documentary Feature,” Nordic International Film Festival, New York
2018 “Best Documentary Feature,” New Jersey International Film Festival
2018 “Best Documentary Feature,” Amsterdam International Film Festival
2014 “Best Documentary Feature,” Portland Film Festival, USA
2014 “New York Hi Lights Award,” Harlem International Film Festival
Marko Vuorinen believes in the transformative power of storytelling. For him, sharing life stories is a powerful vehicle for change. He holds the conviction that shared stories add to our knowledge and brings us closer to one another. Vuorinen isn't shy about making his audience feel uneasy to start important conversations about the world we're in. He approaches filmmaking, photography, and writing as forms of contemporary art. Marko Vuorinen has been recognized as an auteur artist: He writes, directs, shoots, and edits his films and photography projects himself. This allows him to create works that are deeply personal.
Coral, (Film to be released in) 2024
Rebecca, (Film to be released in) 2024
Marche des Fiertés 2023
Brooklyn Polar Bear Plunge 2023