Grantee

Maria Stanisheva

Director

Maria Stanisheva is a film director/producer and founder of ANIMADOCS, an independent film production house based between NYC and Sofia. A graduate of Sofia University, Central European University and New York Film Academy’s Documentary filmmaking program, Maria specializes in social issue documentaries, animation and experimenting with mixed genres. Her 2016 animated campaign “Together to End Male Guardianship” commissioned by Human Rights Watch Saudi Arabia was seen by over 10 million people and resulted in factual legislative change.