Ülo Pikkov


Ülo (b. 1976) is an internationally renowned filmmaker, producer and film scholar. He studied animation at the Turku Arts Academy in Finland and since 1996 has directed several award-winning animation films. He has published articles on film and written fiction books for children and adults. In 2005 he graduated from the Institute of Law in University of Tartu, focusing on the media and author’s rights. He was also the member and chairman of Audiovisual Art's Endowment at the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. 

Ülo is the author of Animasophy. Theoretical Writings on the Animated Film (2010) and Anti-Animation: Textures of Eastern European Animated Film (2018). For 10 years he was the associate professor of the Animation Department at the Estonian Academy of Arts supporting new talents in the Estonian animation scene. He completed his PhD studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts and currently works as a manager and producer for documentary and animation films in Silmviburlane.