MARIIA PONOMAROVA

Ukraine - Netherlands

Ukrainian film director, screenwriter and creative producer based in Amsterdam.

Mariia scriptdoctors the following formats:

  • short films
  • Concept development for the documentary films (idea articulation)
  • treatments (fiction and documentary films)
  • Her working languages are:

  • Ukrainian
  • English
  • Mariia studied film directing and screenwriting at Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema & Television in Ukraine. She participated in Go Short International Student Campus in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 2014. In 2016 Mariia graduated from Master of Film artistic research program of Netherlands Film Academy and received screenwriting mentoring by Helena van der Meulen .

    Short fiction and documentary films written and directed by Mariia were screened at such festivals as Sarajevo FF, Vancouver IFF, VIS Vienna Shorts, Netherlands FF, Go Short ISFF, ArtDocfest, Molodist IFF and others. Mariia participated in various professional workshops including Ex Oriente Film, B2Bdoc story workshop and Terrarium screenwriting residency .

    Her fiction film project 'The Right Answer' that Mariia develops together with Jessie Tiemeijer received treatment support from the De Oversteek programme of the Netherlands Film Fund.

    She is a member of Documentary Association of Europe (DAE), Ukrainian Film Academy, Directors Guild of Ukraine and Ukrainian Non-Fiction Cinema Guild .

    Masha, your script doctoring of my treatment has given me such strong support that I am ready to put you in credits if everything works out!) And in general it would be cool if you started the workshop, you have a very fundamental approach and it is extremely important! "

    Svitlana Lishchynska, documentary film director