Ülo Pikkov (1976) studied animation at Turku Arts Academy in Finland and since 1996 has directed several award-winning short animation films in Eesti Joonisfilm and Nukufilm studios. In 2005 he graduated from the Institute of Law in University of Tartu, focusing on the media and author’s rights. Since then, he has worked as a manager and producer for documentary and animation films in studio Silmviburlane.
In parallel with producer’s work Ülo has continued directing his own animation films and supporting new talents in the Estonian animation scene. Together with Priit Pärn he is the founder and associate professor of the Animation Department in the Estonian Academy of Arts. Recently he started PhD studies in Art and Design at the same institution. He is the author of Animasophy. Theoretical Writings on the Animated Film (EKA 2010). His secret passion is writing and illustrating children books.