Maria Stanisheva

Brooklyn, New York, United States


Maria Stanisheva (1980) is a Brooklyn-based director/producer born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduate of Sofia University, Central European University (Budapest) and New York Film Academy’s Documentary Filmmaking program. An experienced producer of animated films, Maria has expanded her film interests as an independent documentary filmmaker. Her graduation documentary film BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY was launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign. Production portfolio includes the animated documentary coproduction FATHER (2012), currently taking part in over 60 film festivals around the world; so far it has received 18 awards including the Golden Dove for Animated Film at DOK Leipzig Festival 2012. Currently, Maria is working on her first feature documentary project: EXIT DESTINATION: CUBA.