Maria Stoyanova is a Ukrainian documentary film director and editor. She wasborn and works in Kyiv. After finishing her education in cultural studies and social anthropology, she worked in different positions within the Ukrainian film industry. She has directed and edited several short documentaries, among which are the award-winning films Ma (2017), Above the Styx (2019) and The Second Wave (2020). She is currently working on her first feature-length documentary.