Maria Benz (Frascati, 1995) is an independent director, who grew up in roman suburbs. Benz studied cinematography at Gian Maria Volonté Academy in Rome and she attended Becoming Maestre masterclass, organized by Accademia del Cinema Italiano - David di Donatello and Netflix. She began her career as director of photography in short films, videoclip and documentaries. In addition to her works, she studied directing and screenwriting on her own. She loves telling stories through emotions. She wrote and directed her first short movie “My little dotter” (“Lucia, luce mia”. 2023).