Heilika (b. 1982) studied film and television directing at Tallinn University and spent a semester at the University of Central Lancashire in UK. In 2005, she worked for a few months in a small TV station in Israel and directed her first documentary Cherubs‘ Revolt, which was screened on Estonian Television and at several festivals. Since then she has worked as a freelance filmmaker, co-operating with several Estonian film production companies. Her latest author films have been developed and produced in Silmviburlane.
Besides making documentary films 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. In 2011 she was the programme director of a networking platform and training event AnimaCampus Tallinn. Currently Heilika works as a programme manager for the international programme of Estonia 100 and the EU Presidency at the The Government Office of Estonia. For 4 years she was also the member and chairman of Audiovisual Art's Endowment at the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.