Maia Iotzova is a visual artist, a filmmaker, and a graphic novelist. She uses variety of mediums to explore human’s relationship to nature, culture, identity and the human psyche.
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.https://www.maiaiotzova.com