Moonika Siimets

Moonika Siimets

Estonia

In filmmaking I am mostly inspired by people and their unique stories. Their passion, pettiness, anger, envy, generosity, the ability to love and forgive. As a director, I’ve always had one very important question for myself: “Why do I need to tell this specific story to the world?“. If I am unable to answer the question honestly, then there is also no reason to make the film.

Biography

Moonika Siimets is a talented Estonian female director and scriptwriter. She graduated from the Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University and attended Judith Weston's scriptwriting and directing master classes in Los Angeles. She has directed award-winning documentaries, TV series, and short films, including IS IT YOU?, which screened at Stockholm Film Festival (2013), THE LAST ROMEO (2013), and PINK CARDIGAN (2014). Her documentary credits include REPORT: GREEN ESTONIA (2007), ANOTHER DIMENSION (2012), TRENDY DOG (2010), and WORLD CHAMPION (2009). In 2018 she was one of six women to direct a short clip for the documentary film ROOTS. Her first feature film THE LITTLE COMRADE (2018) premiered in Busan IFF.

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