Education: BA in Audiovisual Media (2003), MA in Film Arts (2009), Tallinn University's Baltic Film and Media School.
Liina Paakspuu's debut feature film “Soovide Puu”/ “Wish Tree”, premiered at the Festival des films du monde de Montréal in 2009 and won the Best Comedy Award at The Tiburon International Film Festival in California (and had a successful festival run in many continents). She has written and directed short films (e.g.”Small Town Men”, “So Long, Suckers”), documentaries (e.g. “Heart of a Wolf”, “91 kilometers”, “Fox Season”, “Killer”), music videos, TV drama and comedy series (e.g. “Class”, “Dream Agency”).
In 2006 she and Arian Levin established a production company called Kinky Kong Productions. She has worked as a Program Director for Baltic Bridges Documentary Workshop.
She has also appeared in different films and TV shows as an Actress, done projects as Art Director and Casting Director and written articles for various publications.
She has lectured at the Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) since 2003 and also advises Bachelor and Master Theses for BFM students.
Currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
*Detailed CV available on request via e-mail to Liina@kinkykong.ee