Screenwriter: Aidi Vallik
Cinematographer: Elen Lotman
Production Designer: Getter Vahar
Costume Designer: Jaanus Vahtra
Make-up Designer: Merlit Veldi
Sound Designers: Matīss Krišjānis
Composer: Kārlis Auzāns
Editor: Andris Grants
Producer: Evelin Penttilä
Produced by: Stellar Film (EST), Locomotive Studio (LAT)
Sales Agent: Media Luna
Feature / 100 min


Just Film Works in progress – Grand Prize (2020)

SCHLINGEL Film festival – Award of the Junior Jury (2022)

Filem’On Film Festival – Audience Award (2022)

JUNIORFEST – Best Feature Film (2022)


Giffoni Film Festival  (2022)

Baltic Sea Film Festival (2022)

Riia International Film Festival (2022)

Luca Kinder International Film Festival (2022)

Cinemagic International Film Festival (2022)

New York Baltic Film Festival (2022)

Giffoni Macedonia – Official competition for Cadets (2022)

Baltic Days Film Festival (2022)

GOA – International Film Festival of India: World Panorama (2022)

Cottbus East European Film Festival: Kids At Cinema (2022)

Northern Film Festival (2022)

Ten-year-old Kristjan’s gang defies all dangers and rules to keep their secret playground in the ruins of an old industrial complex. One day, the complex guard has an accident. When the kids decide that it’s in the group’s best interest to keep the man hostage, Kristjan finds himself in a rough confrontation against his best friends.

The Sleeping Beast has received the production support from Estonian Film Institute, Estonian Cultural Endowment and Tartu Film Fund, development support from Creative Europe Media.