New Insight Series Video

Cinematographer Maya Bankovic csc shares the story of how her path from making films with her sister as a kid lead to seeking out film festival audiences, shooting documentaries and then levelling up into the world of commercials, music videos and union work in long format filmmaking.

Maya’s most recent credits include the feature films AKILLA’S ESCAPE by director Charles Officer (TIFF ’20) for which she received the 2021 Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Cinematography, I WAS LORENA BOBBITT, available for streaming in the US and South America on Amazon Prime (Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award Nominee, 2021) and EASY LAND (TIFF ’19, Amazon Prime, HBO Europe), as well as the first three seasons of Catherine Reitman’s two-time International Emmy-nominated CBC/Netflix Original series WORKIN’ MOMS, for which she was three times nominated by the Canadian Academy for Best Cinematography. In the documentary sphere titles include Brett Story’s THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES (Criterion Channel, Hot Docs award winner, NYT Critic’s Pick), Astra Taylor’s WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? (TIFF, Sheffield), and the Netflix music series THIS IS POP. She was awarded the 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Photography in a Documentary Series for her work on IN THE MAKING, which celebrates contemporary artists doing political, boundary-pushing work.

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