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Maria Maggenti
(1962 - living) U.S.A.

Ferdinand Magellan

Filmmaker

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After studying philosophy and Greek and Latin classics at Smith-College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Maria Maggenti moved to New York where she worked briefly in television commercials and the production of gay rights and AIDS activist documentaries before enrolling in NYU's Graduate Film Program, where she was awarded a teaching fellowship after her first year.

From 1990 to 1994 she produced several short films, including Name Day, which received the Warner Brothers Production Award and the Grand Prize at the 1993 Hamptons International Film Festival. In May 1995, during the twenty-first annual Seattle International Film Festival, Maggenti discussed her debut feature film, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love.

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