Born on 25 September 1987 in Tallinn.Mattias Mälk

Studied animation in 2006–2012 at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Made his first animated film Saturday Matinée (2008) and animated the puppet film On the Wrong Side (2009) as an undergraduate. He completed his second animated film Tutu Funnytooth (2011) to complete his master’s studies.

He has worked as a television serial character animator and as the art director and 3D modeller for the animated film XYZtopia. In addition, he has illustrated and drawn comics, and he has taught animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts and at the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences. He began work at Eesti Joonisfilm Studio in 2013 as the director of the animated film Põhjatäht (Northern Starfish).


2008 SATURDAY MATINÉE (4’56” / Estonian Academy of Arts)

2011 TUTU FUNNYTOOTH (7’41” / Estonian Academy of Arts)

2014 NORTHERN STARFISH (14’13″ / Eesti Joonisfilm)

2016 THE BIRTH OF BEARS. AN UDMURT STORY (2’33“ / Eesti Joonisfilm)

2016 HOW A GIRL WAS WED THREE TIMES. A MARI STORY (2’24“ / Eesti Joonisfilm)

2018 STRAWBERRY EATERS (14’39“ / Eesti Joonisfilm)

  • Best Art Direction Award from Lanterna Mágica International Animation Festival, Brazil 2018
  • Jury Special Mention for The Best Fantastic Movie in the International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision”, Russia 2018