Annaleena Piel Linnå is a filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist living in London.
She studied film at London College of Printing, following that with an MA in feminist politics and philosophy at Birkbeck College.
Her fiction debut “The Undertaker” (2005) garnered many awards from the international festival circuit, most notably winning Golden Bear at the Ebensee Festival and earning a Seal of Excellence as a finalist at the Boston Motion Picture Awards.
Based on its success, Annaleena was voted winner of Media Directions’ Emerging Female Filmmaker Competition held in conjunction with Sony and Pinewood Studios. In 2007, she was chosen to participate at Berlinale Talent Campus. 2010 saw the release of “Bye Bye Butty,” a 52minute observational documentary.
In 2018, Annaleena completed her first feature-length documentary, a historical biopic about sculptor Dora Gordine. The project participated in Baltic Sea Docs co-financing forum and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival’s Ex Oriente development workshop.
She is currently in development with "Queens of Pain," a feature-length animated documentary about the sisterhood of first-ever pro cyclists in 1890s America.
Never seen without a camera, Annaleena has been addicted to taking photos since the purchase of her first Kodak camera at the age of 13. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines, as well as commissioned for private collections.