has been the festival director of Tampere Film Festival since 2002. He has been a member of more than 60 juries in film festivals. He also acts as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a local film centre in Tampere. The film centre is a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works extensively with media education. Jukka-Pekka Laakso is a member of the European Film Academy.