Martti Helde

Martti Helde


I'm guided by my inner feelings - what gets me going, what is important to create for society.    


Martti Helde is an award-winning writer, director and a playwright, born in Estonia. His first feature length period drama IN THE CROSSWING (2014) received a wide resonance in international media and was awarded as the Best Estonian Film by th e Estonian Film Journalists Association (member of FIPRESCI). The same year, the film was selected for the international Toronto Film Festival, making IN THE CROSSWIND the first Estonian film included in the festival’s main programme. His film SCANDINAVIAN SILENCE (2019) had its European premiere in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award.
Martti Helde is a highly valued young author for his daring ideas and innovative approach to the form and language of the film. His creative handwriting is characterized by tying together complex and diverse mediums; as well as Helde’s passion to pla y with the dramaturgy and form – attributes that are vividly demonstrated in all of his works.

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