Personal Profile

Maya Vitkova

Maya Vitkova is a writer/director and producer born in Sofia in 1978. She graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts with MA in film directing in 2001. Until 2006 Maya has worked as an assistant director and casting director for over 20 Bulgarian and International productions.
In 2008 she executive produced Kamen Kalev’s feature EASTERN PLAYS, nominated for the Camera d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival 2009. EASTERN PLAYS was among the 3 films nominated for the LUX award of the European Parliament and in the official selection of the European Film Awards 2009, currently has more than 10 international awards.
In 2009 Maya founded Viktoria Films Ltd, an independent production company focused on producing independent short and feature films.
She directed and produced the short film STANKA GOES HOME, written by the award-winning Romanian writer/director Radu Jude. The project was presented at the European Short Pitch and supported by the National Culture Fund. STANKA GOES HOME had its first public screening at the Cannes Critic’s Week in May 2010.
Maya Vitkova is currently in pre-production of her debut feature VIKTORIA (working title QUEEN VIKTORIA). The project has been selected for the Script&Pitch Workshops, the Balkan Fund, the Berlinale Talent Project Market, the NIPKOW Programm and the EKRAN Programme of Andrzej Wajda’s Master School of Film Directing and supported by the MEDIA Programme, Vienna Film Fund and the Bulgarian National Film Center.

Short film credits

Director, Screenwriter, Art Director
Image from My Tired Father

My Tired Father

Bulgaria | May 2011 | 14:00
8 year-old Daria thinks she hears a mouse in the middle of the night. But when she wakes up her father for help, bigger family problems come to light.
Director, Producer
Image from Stanka Se Pribira Vkashti

Stanka Se Pribira Vkashti

Bulgaria | Apr 2010 | 15:00
When Stanka Atanasova, an elderly and sick woman, enters her block of flats, she discovers that the elevator is out of order. Stanka must use the stai...
Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 10 Jun 2010