Mariia Ponomarova


director / participant 2023
 / INT workshop
2021, 2023
Mariia is a Ukrainian film director, screenwriter, and creative producer based in The Netherlands. Mariia studied at Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema & Television in Ukraine graduating cum laude in 2013. In 2016 Mariia graduated from the Master of Film artistic research program at the Netherlands Film Academy. Short films written and directed by Mariia were selected for such festivals as Vancouver IFF, Sarajevo FF, Molodist IFF, VIS Vienna Shorts, Go Short ISFF and more. Mariia's debut as a producer in the documentary field, 'Fragile Memory' film was selected to Sheffield Doc/Fest, DokLeipzig, IDFA 2022 Best of Fests programme and received Jury Mentions at Krakow FF and DocAviv in addition to a Special Jury Prize at Sarajevo FF. Her first produced fiction short ‘The Diaper Cake’ was selected to such festivals as Palm Springs SFF, Chicago IFF, Short Shorts FF, InterfilmBerlin ISFF, La Guarimba FF, Molodist IFFand keeps travelling the world. In 2021 Mariia was selected to be part of the IDFAcademy. She is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and Documentary Association of Europe.
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