Marta Massa

Marta Massa

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Sardinian filmmaker, based in Edinburgh. Documentary work focused on gender based discrimination, cultural and linguistic oppression and mental health.

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Marta's story

I am a self-shooting director, originally from Sardinia, currently based in Edinburgh.

I have worked on documentaries that focused on gender based and linguistic oppression, as well as mental health and embodiment. I am passionate about developing and supporting creative and experimental documentaries.

My short film What Remains was screened at Sarajevo Film Festival and was the official selection at Sarajevo Youth Film Festival in 2022.

I have worked as DoP for the documentary There's not Much We Can Do (2022) directed by Erica Monde and commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute.

I have also collaborated in feature and short films as AD, having worked as First AD for the short film It Doesn't Exist by Joe Piras and as Assistant Director for the feature film Gospel of Mary produced by Indigo Films.

I have also worked as festival coordinator and independent programmer to foreground the stories and perspectives of local filmmakers from under represented background, focusing particularly on documentaries that engage with the archive within a post-colonial and feminist context.

I have graduated from an MA in Film Directing at Edinburgh College of Art in 2021, and was also selected for SDI’s New Voices programme in 2021.

I hope to positively contribute my experience and perspective to the Scottish documentary landscape by creating and supporting documentaries that aim to foster and secure a wider sense of community.