Nora Särak

Nora Särak



Nora Särak is a renowned director from Estonia. She is best known for her work in the film industry, which includes music videos, feature films, and short films. She has won numerous awards for her work, including two Estonian Film Awards, two Estonian National Culture Awards, and the European Short Film Prize.

Särak was born in the small Estonian town of Narva in 1979. She began studying film in Estonia in 1997 at the University of Tartu, and graduated in 2000 with a degree in cinematography. She then went on to study at the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, where she focused on directing.

After graduating in 2003, Särak began working in the Estonian film industry. She made her first music video, “Otsad Tulevad,” in 2004, and directed her first feature film “Lapsen Määr” in 2008. Both projects garnered her critical acclaim, and she continued to make music videos and short films throughout the next few years.

In 2010, Särak directed her first feature-length film, “Päevad, mis ajasid segamini” (Days That Mixed Up Time), which won the Estonian National Culture Award. She followed this up with her second feature film, “Tüdrukud” (Girls), in 2011, which won the European Short Film Prize.

Since then, Särak has gone on to direct several other feature films and shorts. Her films have been screened at film festivals across the world, and she has received many awards for her work. In addition to her film work, Särak has also worked as a lecturer at the Baltic Film and Media School, and as a consultant for the Estonian Film Institute.

Nora Särak is one of the most influential figures in the Estonian film industry. Her work has been praised for its creativity, intelligence, and boldness, and she has become a role model for aspiring filmmakers in Estonia and beyond. She continues to make films that reflect the culture and history of her native country, and is a celebrated artist in Estonia and throughout Europe.

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