Maria Bozzi Maria Bozzi

Senior Director of Education & International Initiatives
Film Independent Global Media Makers | United States of America

María Bozzi is the Senior Director of Education & International Initiatives at Film Independent, spearheading a wide array programs and international programs. She leads Global Media Makers, an innovative mentoring program that connects storytellers from around the world with U.S. professionals. As an independent filmmaker, her filmography includes the documentaries ‘Palenque: Un Canto’ and ‘The Colombia We Never Left’ for HBO Latino. With an extensive education experience, she has taught at several film schools throughout Los Angeles and holds an MFA in Film and Television Production from UCLA.

Institute/ Organization Profile
"Film Independent is a nonprofit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds an audience for their projects and works to diversify the film industry. Film Independent produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and Film Independent Presents, in addition to screenings, education programs, filmmaker labs and more. Launched in 2016, Global Media Makers is an innovative mentoring initiative by Film Independent in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program connects visual storytellers from around the world with leading U.S. entertainment professionals through comprehensive filmmaker education, business training, professional networking opportunities and especially tailored mentorships."