BIOGRAPHY

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. “91 kilometers”, “Fox Season”, “Killer”), music videos, TV drama and comedy series (e.g. “Class”, “Dream Agency”).  Her feature length documentary about the nature of Nordic folk metal, titled "Heart of a Wolf" has its international premiere at the Helsinki International film festival Love & Anarchy in September 2016.

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. The films she is currently working on include: feature films “Faking Hipster” and "Pearls Die Slowly" (produced by Exitfilm) and "Nina" (produced by Mojo Raiser Productions).

She has also appeared in different films and TV shows as an Actress, done projects as Art Director and written articles for various publications.

She lectures at the Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) since 2003 and also advises Bachelor Thesis films for BFM students.

Currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

*Detailed CV available on request via e-mail to Liina@kinkykong.ee

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