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Sulev Keedus

Sulev Keedus was born in Estonia in 1957, on 21st of July.

Graduated from the Tallinn Pedagogical University in 1979. In 1989 he completed the Higher Courses for Directors and Scriptwriters in Moscow. Since 1983 has been a free lancer (film director & cameraman) and has made 5 features and 15 documentaries.

For example:

  • Documentary “In Paradisum” 1993, script, director, cameraman, studio “Eesti Telefilm” The state cultural award of Estonia 1993, Estonian Film Journalist’s Association – best Estonian film in 1993

The documentary has been presented officially on 11 international film festivals around the world, e.g. Munich International Documentary Film Festival; Film Festival “Message To Man” in Russian; Nordic Film Festival in Rouen; Festival dei Populi in Italy.

  • Feature “Georgica” 1998, director, scriptwriter with Madis Kõiv, studio Q Film, The state cultural award of Estonia 1998, The annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment, 1998, Estonian Film Journalist’s Association – best Estonian film in 1998

Officially presented on 32 international film festivals around the world, e.g. Rotterdam, Mannheim, Toronto, Los Angeles, Thessalonica, San Jose, Singapore, Calcutta and Rouen.

2nd Naples Film Festival, Italy 1998 — jury’s grand special prize, New European Talent “NET ’98”, Spain — best feature length film, 9th Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden 1998 — FIPRESCI award to the best feature film in the section “Northern Lights”, 12th Nordic Film Festival, Rouen (France) 1999 — Evald Aavik, best actor, Prix Europe, Germany 1999 — Special Prix Europe, 6th Independent Film Festival of Barcelona “L’Alternativa ’99”, Spain — best feature film

  • Feature “Somnambuul” 2003, director & scriptwriter with Madis Kõiv

Officially presented on 25 international film festivals around the world.

The annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for the best film of the year 2003, Estonian Film Journalists’ Association – the best film of the year 2003, 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tiger Awards Competition, 17th Riga International Film Forum “Arsenals” – the best feature film in the Baltic, Baltyk-O-Balkan (Paris) – award for the best film, 14th FilmFestival –Cottbus – Sulev Keedus, Special Prize for Best Direction

  • TV series (12 episodes) “A&O” 2003, script, director, camera
  • Documentary “A Family” 2004, script, director, camera The annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for the best documentary of the year 2004 
  • Documentary “Tormis’ Sledge of Song” 2005, script, director, camera
  • Documentary “Jonathan Form Australia” 2007, script, director, camera Estonian Film Journalist’s Association – best Estonian film in 2007, The annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for the best documentary of the year 2007, The annual award of the Estonian Filmmakers’ Union in 2007, Award for the Best director of Photography of the Estonian Feature Film Competition, BNFF 2007
  • Feature “Letters to Angel” 2011, director & scriptwriter with Madis Kõiv Kinoshok – Open CIS and Baltic Film Festival 2011 – Best Director Sulev Keedus / Prize of Film Researcher’s and Critics’ Guild “Slon”, Nika – nominee for the Best Film of the CIS and Baltics 2012
  • Documentary “The Russians on Crow Island” 2012, script, director, camera The annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for the best documentary of the year 2012, Estonian Film Journalist’s Association – best Estonian film in 2012 
  • Documentary “War” 2017, script, director, camera

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