Maria Palacio is a Brooklyn based filmmaker & photographer who was inspired through her own experience as an up-and-coming filmmaker, was driven to create a forum to nurture other emerging artists in the field by establishing Revolution Me Film Festival in 2016. With the experience in assisting the coordination for the Big Mini Media Film Festival at Long Island University during her graduate tenure, she used the skills and knowledge in turning the Revolution Me Film Festival into an annual event, attracting filmmakers from all over the world. 

Maria has written and directed two short films, Necromancer (2015) and The Unknown (2017). Both have screened at numerous festivals & have received award nominations. She is also one of the producers of the award-winning prologue of The Promise, a docu-series on childhood cancer. She has produced a web series, I F#%$ING QUIT, and has written/directed her own web series, Pay It Forward, in Death, which will be out later in the year of 2020.

Maria holds an MFA & BA in Media Arts with a focus in screenwriting and directing from Long Island University.

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