Marie Dvorakova was born in Czech Republic. She is a graduate of the the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Marie was awarded the Dean‘s fellowship to study film directing at the graduate film program at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Her narrative/documentary short films were screened and received awards at different film festivals worldwide. Marie is the recipient of the 16th Annual Student Filmmaker Award by the Director’s Guild of America. Her work was shortlisted at the AICP Show in New York and at the Cannes 2010 Young Directors Award Show. She was awarded the world bronze medal at the 2010 International Advertising Awards in Shanghai. She was featured in Shoot Magazine as a 2010 New Director To Watch – “New Director‘s Showcase”. Marie Dvorakova and Micah Schaffer were the 2011 Spike Lee Production Fund Awardees for their script On the Wall. Marie Dvorakova was awarded a Production grant at NYU in 2010 for Who's Who In Mycology (formerly called On the Wall).