Born in 1991, Vilnius, Lithuania. Studied BA and MA in Film Directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Prior, completed a course at Skalvija Film Academy. Studied at Escola Superior Artistica do Porto, Portugal. Created short fiction and documentary films, gaining national and international awards. Took part in educational projects and seminars both, as participant, and as a lecturer. Lectured film directing and scriptwriting at the Film School “Youngblood”. Jury member at San Sebastian Festival’s 61st edition, “International Film students meeting”, 2013. Worked in feature films and series of national and international directors.
In 2018, Marija Stonyte was selected by Vilnius Town Hall to be a Lithuanian representative in the lens based digital media artist’s residency in Aviles Spain. Created an artwork “I want to know you”, part of the exhibition Womarts: Women (be)coming. Her artwork is exhibited in Maribor Art Gallery Maribor Slovenia; Vilnius Town Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania; Sala Isaac Díaz Pardo-Auditorio de Galicia, Médiathèque alpha grand Angloueme, France; Factoría Cultural de Avilés, Spain, church gallery, lsad limerick, Ireland. 2019-2021.
Selected participant in IDFAcademy 2016. Selected participant in IDFAcademy Summer School 2019. The Young Artist Award 2017 by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.
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