Maria Stanisheva (1980) is a director/producer born in Sofia, graduate of Sofia University, Central European University and New York Film Academy's Documentary Filmmaking program (2012). An experienced producer of animated films, Maria has recently expanded her film interests as an independent documentary filmmaker.
Filmography includes the animated Media & Diversity campaign used by the British Council in over 30 countries. In 2008 together with Vessela Dantcheva and Ivan Bogdanov Maria launched Compote Collective, an art collective promoting the individual styles of 15 animation artists from 5 countries. As a producer, her first international animated documentary coproduction Father (2012) is taking part in over 30 film festivals and has already been awarded 6 times. Between Earth and Sky is Maria's graduation documentary project.
Short film credits
United States | Sep 2012 | 25:30
A Native American family struggles against cancer and cultural extinction, taking an unexpected turn as money becomes more and more important.
Bulgaria | Feb 2012 | 16:30
When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?
Bulgaria | Mar 2008 | 2:30
Brief and vivid messages on inclusion problems related to race, physical disability, social and economic diversity etc.