Film

DSC_0787_sq100BAFTAMaria has been a BAFTA judge since 2002. She started out as a specialist judge in interactive technology and has since judged for games, TV and film. In film she has also judged foreign language films (she speaks Spanish and Japanese) and shorts.  And she advises BAFTA’s Digital Strategy and Communications Committee.

London Film AcademyShe did a Masters of Fine Art in Computer Animation at Florida Atlantic University and studied filmmaking at London Film Academy’s Panico and the Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG). These courses have given her practical experience in most film making roles including directing, editing, lighting, filming, acting and script writing.  See her filmography below.

During the DFG’s intensive two-week training, she shot two short documentaries at the Film Farm in Kotla, Poland. She was director and editor of Brick Noise and cinematographer on My Daddy is a Fireman.

FilmFlexAs the former Head of Technology (CTO) for FilmFlex Movies, a joint venture by Disney and Sony, Maria worked very closely with all the film studios and became intimately familiar with the on-demand delivery part of the distribution lifecycle of a film.

Virgin Media ShortsWhile at FilmFlex Maria helped Virgin Media establish the technical structure for Virgin Media Shorts annual short film competition. FilmFlex showcased both First Light Movies (for emerging young talent) and Virgin Media Shorts nominees.

Filmography

Brick Noise

Brick Noise

2006
Director/Editor: Maria Ingold
Cinematographer: Andrew Irving
Running time: 3 mins
Format: PD 150 DVCam edited on Final Cut Pro
Company: Documentary Filmmakers Group
Synopsis: An experimental visual journey into the rhythms of noise generated by a brick factory. The repetitive grinding is similar to some modern industrial noise music, but how does it affect those who work there?

My Daddy is a Fireman

My Daddy is a Fireman

2006
Director/Editor: Andrew Irving
Cinematographer: Maria Ingold
Running time: 4 mins
Format: PD 150 DVCam edited on Final Cut Pro
Company: Documentary Filmmakers Group
Synopsis: Fireman have a saying: ‘Keep the fire burning, we’ll be there soon.’ Join the Kotla Volunteer Fire Brigade and take a journey to the end of the blaze…

Bear to Be Apart

Bear to Be Apart

2005
Director/Cinematographer: Maria Ingold and Alfonso Gugino
Running time: 1 min
Format: 16mm edited on Avid
Company: Panico
Synopsis: A short Japanese styled horror piece in which Jud demonstrates how he can’t bear to be apart from his girlfriend.

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Contact Maria if you would like her to be on a film judging panel or committee or to collaborate on a film.