Mira Fornay (b. 1977, Bratislava) began shooting shorts in 1995, and then graduated from Prague’s Film Academy in 2002 with Small Untold Secrets (Malá nesdělení), a work subsequently presented at a number of international festivals. She also studied at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England, which led to the low-budget film Alžběta (2004). In 2005 she participated in a workshop with director Abbas Kiarostami. Her feature debut Foxes (Lištičky, 2009) screened at the Venice IFF, then moved on to numerous festivals worldwide (Busan, Warsaw, and Rotterdam). In Slovakia the picture took a variety of awards, including Best Debut 2008-2009. The script for My Dog Killer was supported with several awards and was one of three films which went on to win the Rotterdam festival. KVIFF
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