Maia Vota is a 19 year old filmmaker who lives in Burlington, Vermont. She will be studying Film and Television at Savannah College of Art and Design this fall. Maia started making films at the age of 13 and has created numerous documentary and narrative shorts. In spring of 2019, Maia was the student winner of the AT&T Film Awards. That fall, her video about the Burlington High School soccer team’s #EqualPay movement, inspired by the U.S. women’s national soccer team, was featured in CNN, Sports Illustrated, and other national and local media outlets. Most recently, she was the winner of the Girls Impact the World Film Festival.


Anderson Cooper Full Circle
Sports Illustrated
The Athletic
My Champlain Valley
Kids VT