Jiri Madl is a script writer and director. In 2009, he graduated from the University of J. A. Comenius where he studied Social and Mass Communication and subsequently graduated in screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. Jiri's directorial debut, premièred in April 2014 has got 5 nominations and 1 award at the Czech Film Critics Award 2014; and became the discovery of the year, 3 nominations for the Czech Lion Awards in 2014. The film won a total of 17 awards at international film festivals, including SOUEL YIFF, MONTREAL ICFF, VOICES European Film Festival, MOTOVUN IFF, IFF ZLIN etc.