Marina Vroda

Marina Vroda

Date of Birth: 22.02.1982
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Marina Vroda
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Career
  4. Awards and Recognitions

Biography of Marina Vroda

Marina Vroda is a Ukrainian film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her award-winning short film "Cross" which won the Golden Palm Branch at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.

Early Life and Education

Marina Vroda was born in Ukraine and attended Kiev Secondary School No. 113. In 2003, she earned a bachelor's degree in Law from the Faculty of Linguistics and Law at the International Scientific and Technical University named after Yuri Bugay.


In 2007, Vroda graduated from the Kiev National University of Theatre, Film, and Television named after Karpenko-Karyi, specializing in "Directing of Artistic Films" under the mentorship of Mikhail Ilyenko and Valery Sivak. During her studies, she had the opportunity to work as an assistant on the set of Sergei Loznitsa's film "My Joy."

Vroda gained critical acclaim for her short film "Cross," which showcased her unique storytelling style and visual aesthetics. The film's success led to her receiving the prestigious Golden Palm Branch at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2023, Vroda directed the film "Steppe," for which she was awarded the Leopard Prize for Best Director at the Locarno International Film Festival. This recognition further solidified her position as a talented filmmaker in the international film industry.

Awards and Recognitions

Marina Vroda's contributions to the Ukrainian film industry have earned her the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine in 2023. Her work continues to captivate audiences and showcase her exceptional talent as a director and screenwriter.