Leana Jalukse

Leana Jalukse


MIDPOINT Writers' Room 2019

Ten fresh talents selected for MIDPOINT Writers’ Room


Leana Jalukse (1979) is an Estonian screenwriter and script consultant. She holds a BA in Broadcast Media and an MA in Film Arts, majoring in screenwriting, and has been active in the film industry since 1997. MOTHER, her debut as a writer on a full-length feature film, premiered internationally in competition at Tribeca, USA, won Best Feature in Kitzbühel, Austria, Best Estonian Feature at Tallinn Black Nights, Estonia, was selected Estonia's national entry for the Oscars, and nominated for Best Screenplay at Estonian Film and TV awards. Her second film, FIRE LILY, was released in 2018, and the short film LAIKA will premiere in 2020. Leana also acts as a script expert and Co-Production Market Manager for the international film market Baltic Event and organises screenwriting masterclasses. She is a founding member of the Estonian Screenwriters' Guild and a member of the Estonian Filmmakers' Union.