Tiina Lokk is a film producer and script doctor. After graduating from Moscow All-Union Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) as a master of film theory and criticism in 1981, worked for a decade in the Estonian film studio Tallinnfilm as a scriptwriter, story editor and member of its art council. In 1993, she co-founded a film distribution company Filmimax. In 1997, she founded Tallinn Black Nights FF (currently the festival director), Marvofilm Film Production and Consalting Company, Baltic Event (co-founded), and Black Market On-line. Since 1975, she has published numerous articles and film criticism while working as a film correspondent for TV and radio programmes. Lokk has given lectures on film history, film theory, script writing and cultural management in Tallinn Pedagogical University, Concordia International University and Estonian Academy of Music. Since 2011 she has been the Head of Film Studies at the Baltic Film and Media School and is a professor of Film Arts. Since 1991, Lokk has been invited as an expert for several round-tables, reform groups and selection committees for Estonian Cultural Endowment, Ministery of Culture and Media Programme of European Commission. She was elected a member of the European Film Academy in 2000. In 2004, she was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of the European Coordination of FFs. In 2009, Lokk was appointed as the member of the Advicers’ Board of the Summit IFF.