Silvia Panáková graduated in production and Management at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 2003. She co-founded ARINA, Ltd in 2004. She produced or co-produced around 20 feature and documentary films. She is a member of the Slovak Film and Television Academy, Producer on the Move, European Film Academy and ACE Producers. In 2010, she received the Young Screen Entrepreneur award by the British Council in Slovakia, as well as the Heart in Hand award.