Madli Laane is an Estonian film director, writer and editor. She holds an MFA in Film and Media Production from the University of Texas at Austin, USA (2017), where she concentrated on fiction directing. Her thesis film, coming-of-age short fiction Three August Days (2018) has screened at more than 70 international film festivals and won sixteen awards, including Best Children’s Film at Uppsala International Short Film Festival and Best Short Film in Malta, Morocco and Ukraine. Her short documentary ABC (2012) was one of the five nominees for Berlin Today Award at Berlinale. At the moment she is working on her first feature length script.