Anna Hints


Anna Hints is an Estonian film director with a background in contemporary art and experimental folk music. Having deep roots in the distinct culture of South Estonia, Anna has made India her second home. As an active dumpster diver, Anna’s short documentary For Tomorrow Paradise Arrives (2021) initiated public discussion and growth of new grass-root movements against food waste in Estonia. Anna’s first feature documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood premiered at Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema Documentary Competition program in January 2023, with Anna winning the Directing Award. The film’s European premiere took place at CPH:DOX competing for the NEXT: WAVE AWARD. Anna’s next short fiction is Weight of Light (2023) which depicts the life of female rag pickers in Delhi. Anna is a singer in the electronic-folk trio EETER and collaborated with Icelandic composer Edvard Egilsson for the original score of Smoke Sauna Sisterhood. Anna is currently pursuing a Masters Degree at the Department of Drama of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.