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Maria Reinup


  • Maria Reinup is an Estonian filmmaker. She graduated from Pelgulinna Art High School in Tallinn in 2007 and Tallinn University’s Baltic Film and Media School in 2013. At present she is doing her master degree in working with actors and text. She served as the Artistic Director of Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Festival and as a Senior Programmer for Black Nights Film Festival for many years. In 2018–2019 she was also the Artistic Director of „What the Fest!?“ in New York.

    Her short films have been to numerous film festivals around the world and won multiple awards. Over the recent years she has worked on various feature films, most notably as a Second Unit Director for Fox Searchlight film „Tolkien“. Her previous extreme sports focused documentary „Life Is Just A Ride“ (2020) was distributed by Red Bull TV which gained international recognition and strong support in the sports communities. Currently Maria is preparing to shoot her new short film and working on her first feature film.

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