Toomas Järvet is an Estonian film director, screenwriter and actor. He was born on August 11, 1979 in Tallinn, Estonia. He graduated from the University of Tartu in 2004 with a degree in Film and Media Arts.
Järvet has been directing films since 2003, starting with his short film ‘The Existentialists’, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. Since then, his body of work has grown significantly, and he has directed a number of award-winning shorts and feature films.
Some of Järvet's most successful films include ‘The Confession’, which was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009; ‘The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas’, which was awarded the Best Foreign Language Film at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015; and ‘November’, which was awarded the Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2017.
Järvet is also an actor, having appeared in a number of films, including ‘The Confession’ and ‘November’. He is also an accomplished screenwriter, having written the scripts for ‘The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas’, ‘November’ and other films.
Järvet is an active member of the Estonian film industry, and he has served as the president of the Estonian Film Institute from 2014 to 2016. He is also a member of the European Film Academy and a board member of the European Film Promotion.
Toomas Järvet is a respected figure in the Estonian film industry. His body of work has been critically acclaimed, and his films have won numerous awards. He is a talented director, actor and screenwriter, and he continues to serve as an inspiring figure in the Estonian film industry.