Vallo Toomla (1983) is a young promising talent in Estonian cinema. He has studied theology in Tartu University and film directing at Baltic Film and Media School. He has been in versatile roles in front and behind the camera but is best known as a director. Vallo has directed five short films and a puppet animated film in one of the most recognized puppet animation companies in Europe – Nukufilm. His student films have all been aired by Estonian Public Broadcasting and his short film “Devil’s Vaudeville” was in domestic cinema distribution. Already his first student work “Morbius “ was selected to International Student Festival “Sleepwalkers” at BNFF and won the Best Estonian Short Film award.

His debut feature “Pretenders” well be premiered in 64th San Sebastian IFF in September 2016.


Pretenders (2016), Contact (curt, 2015), Lemonade Story (curt, 2013), Elisabeth von Ungern-Sternmeer (curt, 2011), The Process (curt, 2010)