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 .

    The scripts where Mariia Ponomarova was involved as script doctor:

    Documentary short film "Moroccan Tea" Director / producer Christina Daurova Stage of development: completed

    Feature full length film "Lower Horizon" Director Zhanna Ozirna, producers Irina Kovalchuk, Dmitry Sukhanov. Stage of development: production

    Documentary full length film "A Little Stranger" Director Svitlana Lishchynska, producer Oksana Ivantsiv. Stage of development: development

    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

    Fee structure

    The price for script doctoring builds from: preparation of the scriptdoctor (processing work of the script doctor with your script). And the scriptdoctor’s consultation (direct work with the screenwriter). The table below shows the cost of preparation and consultation session, to make the final cost you need to summarize them.

    the definition of the fee cost
    Preparation (script doctor reads the script and analyzes). Preparation lasts within 1 week.
    1. Feature full-length screenplay/ animation (modern time)
    2. Feature full-length screenplay production film / animation (historical or sci-fi, which requires familiarization with sources other than the script)
    3. Treatment of the feature full-length film / animation (modern time) 135 Euro
    4. Treatment of the feature full-length film / animation (historical or sci-fi, which requires acquaintance with sources other than the script) 200 Euro
    5. Script of the feature short film / animation (modern time) 100 Euro
    6. Script of the feature short film/ animation (historical or sci-fi, which requires acquaintance with sources other than the script) 150 euro
    7. Treatment of a documentary film 135 Euro
    8. The series, the fee of preparation of the script doctor analyzing of the series, will depend on the number of the episodes and the length of the series
    Script doctoring consultation session (direct work of the script doctor with the author online or offline)
    1. The first script doctoring session, the script of the feature full length / animation (duration: 3-5 hours)
    1.1. * Each subsequent session is charging hourly, hourly rate
    2. The first script doctoring session of the treatment for the feature full length/animation (duration: 2-3 hours). 400 Euro
    2.1. * Each subsequent session is charging hourly, hourly rate 85 Euro/per hour
    3. The first script-doctoring session, feature short script 200 Euro
    3.1. * Each subsequent session is charging hourly, hourly rate 70 Euro
    4. The first script-doctoring session, treatment of the documentary full length 300 Euro
    4.1. * Each subsequent session is charging hourly, hourly rate 85 Euro/per hour
    5. The fee and duration of the first consultation session for the series will depend on the number of episodes and the length of your series
    * The interval between sessions should be no more than two weeks. Each subsequent draft with an interval of more than two weeks between sessions requires new preparation, which is charged according to the preparation rates listed above in this table.
    To calculate the final fee, you need to calculate the price of the preparation by the script doctor and the number of script doctoring sessions you expect to receive. For the final approval of your calculation, please, contact the company's representative at info@albafilm.com.ua
    After conducting the script doctoring session, the very next day, the script doctor provides a text report (at least 2 A4 pages).
    The script doctoring is providing only with 100% prepayment. And it is closed by the act of the performed works signed by two parties.