Moonika Siimets (born 1980) graduated from the audiovisual department of Tallinn University, majoring in directing (2006). Moonika has also studied literature and folklore at the University of Tartu.
She has participated in Judith Weston's screenwriting and directing master classes in the USA and been an exchange student at University of Central Lancashire in England. Moonika has managed Sleepwalkers, the student and short film festival of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, and assisted the animated film festival Animated Dreams.
Moonika's filmography includes documentary films “World Champion" (2009), “Trendy Dog" (2010), "Another Dimension" (2012), short films “Deus ex Machina” (2005), "As Time Goes on" (2012) "The Last Romeo" (2013), “Is it You?” (2013), and “Pink Cardigan” (2014). Her work has been recognised at film festivals both in Estonia and abroad. Moonika is the laureate of the Jüri Sillart "Püha Jüri" award (2013) and the laureate of the Anri Rulkov award (2014).
In 2010, Moonika Siimets received the annual award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia for the films “World Champion” and “Trendy Dog”. At the moment, Moonika is working on the full-length feature “The Little Comrade”, short documentary “Roots”, and Finnish-Estonian documentary co-production „Children of Talsinki“.