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Ivar Heinmaa

Ivar Heinmaa was born February,8 1965. He graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical Institute specializing in physical culture. In 1987 he started his career in Estonian Television as a cameraman. From 1994 he has been a cameraman for many different film projects.

Ivar Heinmaa is a war correspondent and a wonderful front line cameraman. He has been filming in more than 50 countries, 80 times in wars and crisis centers, including 50 times in Yugoslavia and 20 times in Chechnia. He has filmed the events in the Baltic States, attacking the White House in Moscow as well as in Poland, the Caucasus, Europe, Asia, Africa, The States, Canada, Columbia, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Afganistan, Pakistan, Israel and Russia. 
Ivar Heinmaa is the director if the documentary “Afganistani armid” (“Scars of Afganistan”).
Awards and festivals:
2005 PÖFF (Film Festival of Dark Nights), competition program of Estonian films
2006 Film of the Year 2005 nomination
FIPRESCI Cultural Endowment of Estonia, annual award of AV foundation in 2005
Estonian Film Days, award for outstanding work
Biarritz Film Festival
28th Moscow International Film Festival 
10th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary& Short Films

Berlin International Film Market