Karpenko- Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television, Netherlands Film Academy
Mariia Ponomarova graduated from the film directing and screenwriting department of the Kyiv National Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Cinema and Television in 2013 with a diploma cum laude. She got her MA in the Film Art Research program of the Netherlands Film Academy in 2016.
Mariia’s short films have been screened at such international and national film festivals as Vancouver IFF, Go Short ISFF, Sarajevo Film Festival, Molodist IFF, ArtDocFest, Netherlands Film Festival, CineDOC-Tbilisi, VIS Vienna Shorts, Regensburg Short Film Week and many more. Her short documentary May 9th got the Grand Prix at the DokuMa Film Festival in 2016. Nice Ladies is her debut feature-length documentary film.
2021 — Good Boy, short fiction;
2018 — Family Hour, short fiction;
2016 — Ardea, short fiction;
2015 — May 9th, short documentary;
2014 — I Know You, short fiction.