Maria Aua (1988) has graduated in Photography and in Directing Documentary. Her master’s project The Man From Samaria won the prize of the Best Estonian Short Film at the Sleep Walkers festival (2016), and has been included in the programs of festivals abroad. After studies, Maria started to work with her first film Connected Rooms” She’s also working with her next solo exhibition, concerned with looking for links between natural landscapes and people’s inner landscapes in a time when the natural environment surrounding us is more and more looked as just a resource.
Maria’s work as a filmmaker is influenced by her previous experience with the photo camera, with frequent use of static cinematography, stories told often through the mood. Her other passion is experimental music and in her films she’s looking for bridges between visuals and curious, weird, accidental soundscapes.