Ivana graduated in humanities at Charles University and Documentary Film at Film Academy, Prague (FAMU). Her creative experience includes direction of documentary films on social and political topics. She is one of the founding members of the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague. In past years (since 2012), Ivana has been cooperating with Czech Television as a documentary film and series script editor, dramaturg and developer. Her documentaries include Never Been Better, on the situation in postwar Bosnia, and Ladies in White, about the wives, mothers, and sisters of Cuban dissidents. From 2003 to 2012, she headed the Ex Oriente Film workshop for the Institute of Documentary Film and the East European Forum. She works as an external lecturer for FAMU. In 2009, she was elected to the executive committee of the European Documentary Network (EDN). Since 2012 she has cooperated with Czech Television in the role of project supervisor and script developer for documentary films and series.