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Maya Vitkova

Maya Vitkova

Bulgaria

Film Director, Production

TFL

Script&Pitch Participant 2005

biography

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 an M.A. in film directing in 2001. Until 2006 Maya worked as an assistant director and casting director for over 20 Bulgarian and international productions, such as Michael Palin's (the legendary Monty Python's member) New Europe: Eastern Delight, produced for the BBC.

In 2008 Maya Vitkova was an executive producer of the independent feature Eastern Plays by Kamen Kalev. The film premiered at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight and was nominated for the Camera d'Or. The internationally awarded Eastern Plays was among the three films nominated for the LUX award of the European Parliament, in the official selection of the 2009 European Film Awards and Bulgaria's candidate in the nominations race for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2011.

Maya Vitkova’s stunning debut feature Viktoria had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.