Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Mireya Martinez

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Mireya Martinez is a filmmaker, producer, and writer based between Los Angeles and Mumbai. While her work ranges in form, her sole pursuit is to tell and support stories that make palpable the human experience in all of its tatteredness, fragility, magnitude, and joy.

Her work and collaborations have screened at numerous film festivals such as San Sebastian, Sundance, Outfest, True/False, IFFR, MoMI, and can be found on Mubi and The Criterion Channel. Martinez is a 2021 Sundance Institute and Women in Film Fellow and holds an M.F.A. in film direction from the California Institute of the Arts.

While at MacDowell, Martinez collaboratively wrote an outline and the first 35 pages of the feature length docu-fiction hybrid, For the Eyes are Blind to the Stairwells, with Fellow Alisha Tejpal. Additionally, she begun development for a feature length documentary that dissects the California landscape.



Mireya Martinez worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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