Minna Dufton is an award-winning journalist, documentarist and tv industry professional with a cause. She has learned her craft by working in big broadcasting corporations such as ITN, BBC and Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle for 20 years. Her longest post as Producer-Director lasted nine years at Yle and included making a number of successful tv-series and documentaries such as Docstop: Saara Aalto, a biographical documentary about Finnish singer and songwriter Saara Aalto.
“In addition to making my films, I always want to make impact. I want my films to act as catalysts for change. I particularly want to ensure that women are active and vocal participants in industry conversations around artistic, social and political issues. I lead by my own example and personally put myself on the line to drive this change; physically, mentally and monetarily.”
Minna´s mission is to bring complex and inspiring stories to the screen in a healing manner. She believes that showing vulnerability is the key to showing courage.
Minna comes from North Karelia, a rural part of Finland and is passionate about making high quality tv documentaries and films for audiences far away from cinemas and film festivals.
Raggari Films Ltd.
Raggari Films is an independent tv and film production company based in Helsinki, Finland. The company focuses on producing international documentary films, tv series and short films written and directed by women. Raggari Films is a place for visionary female film-makers and rebel-like directors to find the support and encouragement they need to tell their stories. We proudly do our part in driving equality in the film and tv industry.
Raggari Films was founded by Minna Dufton who serves as Executive Producer and Chief Creative Officer. Minna was selected as one of the 50 Producers To Watch for MIPTV/MIPDoc 2020.