Artist

Maia Iotzova

Maia Iotzova is a visual artist and a filmmaker, whose work explores our intimate connections in a world fragmented by social and political forces. She has developed a cinematic style that draws on her intercultural perspective and mixes visual art, traditional documentary and experimental cinema techniques.

Her first documentary Grass Through Concrete - The Struggle to Protect the Red Hill Valley (72min, 2004) screened widely in Canada. Her second film Green Dream (50 min, 2015) opened the Sofia Biting Docs Film Festival in Bulgaria, screened in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Switzerland, and was awarded Best Feature Film at the 6th International Eco Fest, Romania, 2016.

Iotzova holds a BA in Fine Arts at the University of Guelph, Canada. She has been dedicated to bringing forward the voice of women in film and visual art. She was a co-host at the radio show of the feminist new media centre Studio XX, for 5 years. And is the co-founder of the Montreal Film Fatales Affiliated group.

Since 2016 she has been a member of the Inuit led Isuma Collective. Their most notable work is Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, winner of Camera D’Or in Cannes. The Isuma Collective represented Canada in the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019.

Videography

Sofia’s Epicenter

2020, 13:13 minutes, y, None dialogue

With Air and Salt, Unbreakable Health

2018, 07:42 minutes, colour, Rumansh

Vulture's Love

2016, 06:07 minutes, colour, black and white, English, Bulgarian, French

From The Outside, In - A Study of Ruse #3

2016, 05:41 minutes, colour

Green Dream

2015, 50:00 minutes, Colour, English

Grass Through Concrete

2004, 72:00 minutes, colour, English