Maximiliano Battaglia is an Uruguayan/Italian filmmaker, photographer, and educator. His practice of experimental documentary is aimed at conjecture rather than generating knowledge, for which he resorts to hybrid practices that favor imagination, manipulation and subjective experiences. His approach to image-making is layered and polycentric allowing for poetically intertwined realities to emerge.
Maximiliano holds a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography and Image-making from the Paris College of Art where he's currently Adjunct Faculty  in the photography department.

His video work as director of photography has been selected to film festivals such as Beijing Indie Short Film Festival, Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF), Dock of the Bay Music Documentary Film Festival, and Guelph Dance Festival Screen Dance Series.

-2021-2023 MFA: Photography and Image-Making - Paris, France
-2014-2018 BA: Chinese Language, Minor in Economics - Beijing, China



-Grant recipient Institut pour la photographie Hauts-de-France, Lille.
-Pre-selected Prix ROUTE ONE/DOC Cinema Du Reel, Paris


-L’AiR Arts Self-directed residency
- Group exhibition “Light Upon Arrival”, Degree Show, Bastille Design Center, Paris 
-Official Selection Dock of the Bay Music Documentary Film Festival (Cinematography) - “A Certain Song: Yes Sir I Can Boogie”
-Official Selection Dance Made in Canada Festival for “Foujita Foujita”.
-Official Selection Motion State Film Festival in Rhode Island (2023) for “Foujita Foujita”
-Guelph Dance Festival Screen Dance Series - “Foujita Foujita” (Cinematography & Editing).


-Official Selection Cambodian International Film Festival (CIFF) for “People Grow Wings”
-Group exhibtion “Unbodied Parties”, Paris College of Art.


-Official Selection Beijing Indie Short Film Festival for “GREY” (cinematographer, editor, sound)
-Best Editing for “GREY” in Best Global Shorts - India.
-Official Selection Montevideo World Film Festival for “GREY”.

Selected clients:

-System Magazine (Balenciaga, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne, Fecal Matter)
-Saint Laurent (e-commerce video lookbook)
-Vogue India (getting ready with Zinnia Kumar for the British Fashion Awards)
-Royal Tenun Pahang Foundation (Yayasan Tenun Pahang Diraja)
-Documentation Center of Cambodia
-Mudhita Foundation
-Aeris Körper / Mayumi Lashbrook (co-artistic director)
-L’air Ar

photo by Juliette Jacobs