Maria Stanisheva is a film director/producer and founder of ANIMADOCS - an independent production house that specializes in animation and documentary projects. Graduate of Sofia University, Central (...) European University, Budapest and New York Film Academy’s Documentary Filmmaking program. Based in Brooklyn, NY and Montmartre, Paris. With over 10 years of experience, Maria has worked on feature films, TV and online series, independent and commissioned shorts. She specializes in social issue documentaries, independent animation and experimenting with mixed genres. The animated-documentary FATHER which she produced in 2012 was screened at over 100 film festivals and awarded 28 times, including the Golden Dove for Animated Film at DOK Leipzig Festival. ANIMADOCS’ work has been featured in the New York Times, the Independent, Euronews and more. Waves of local change, created by Maria’s work for Human Rights Watch have been featured on CNN and BBC.
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