Maia Iotzova is an artist and a filmmaker, from Sofia, Bulgaria now based in Montreal, Canada. Her 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.
She is the founder of the Wild City Mapping Project.
Iotzova holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, Canada.