Maria Finitzo

Associate Filmmaker
Kartemquinn Films

Maria Finitzo is a three-time Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, including most recently the Alfred E duPont Award. Her films have screened in festivals around the world and all explore different realms of storytelling by investigating the important social issues of the day. She is an associate of four-time Oscar nominated Kartemquin Films, one of the most respected social issue documentary film companies in the country. Finitzo is also a screenwriter and fiction film director. In 2014, she founded Film Arts. Film Arts is developing Finitzo’s next fiction film, A TASTE OF LIFE, adaptation of the story Passion by Nobel Prize winning author Alice Munro. She is currently in post-production on THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE, a feature length documentary that explores female sexual desire and women’s equality. She is a 2018 Film Independent Fellow.



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