Heilika Pikkov


Heilika is a documentary filmmaker and manager of cultural programmes. Her first feature documentary Flowers from the Mount of Olives (2013) premiered at the Locarno FF and had a great success in Estonian cinemas. Her short documentary My Flesh and Blood (2018) won the Best Short Film of the Year at the Estonian Film and Television Awards. Heilika is one of the initiators and organisers of the Estonian-Finnish creative documentary workshop Ice and Fire Docs

Besides being actively involved in documentary field Heilika is also internationally well-known curator and cultural manager. For 8 years she was the organiser and programmer of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival‘s animation festival Animated Dreams (including being the programme director of a networking platform and training event AnimaCampus Tallinn). From 2016-2019 Heilika worked as a programme manager for the international programme of Estonia 100 and the EU Presidency at the The Government Office of Estonia. She was also the member and chairman of Audiovisual Art's Endowment at the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and member of the board at the Estonian Documentary Guild. From 2019-2024 she worked as a Culture Adviser at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Heilika is a member of the Estonian Filmmakers Association and the Estonian Documentary Guild.