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Ida-Maria Olva is a director, screenwriter and a beekeeper based in Tampere, Finland. Olva has majored in screenwriting at Tampere University of Applied sciences and in film directing at Aalto University, Summer of Bees being their graduating film. Summer of Bees is based on Olva’s experiences as a beekeeper, and it had its premiere at the Raindance Film Festival 2021. Olva’s previous films Afloat (2016) and Orchard Road (2014) have competed in festivals such as Tampere Film Festival and Brest Short Film Festival. Olva is interested in auto- and docufiction, minimalism and comedy.