LOS ANGELES: Short film Who's Who in Mycology by Czech director Marie Dvořáková has been awarded at the 2017 Student Academy Awards in the narrative film category (domestic film schools). Marie Dvořáková is the second Czech winner of the prize after Jan Svěrák, who later became an acclaimed filmmaker.
A total of 17 students have been awarded in the 44th Student Academy Awards® competition. A total of 1,587 films from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities were submitted.
Marie Dvořáková is the second Czech winner of the prize after Jan Svěrák, awarded in 1989 for Oil Gobblers. The film became part of the Czech Short collection, selected by the Czech Film Center every year for promoting short films worldwide.
Who’s Who in Mycology is Marie Dvořáková’s graduate film at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The film is a Czech/US coproduction with Negativ Film Production and the Czech Televison producing. The film was supported by the Czech Film Fund.
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