Professor Dvir received her B.A. from Brooklyn College and her M.F.A. in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. During the past decade, she has shot many shorts, music videos and industrials; interned under Kramer Morgenthau, ASC on the film FRACTURE; shot the award winning low budget independent feature DISFIGURED for writer/director Glenn Gers.
As an Associate Professor at the Department of Radio TV & Film at Howard University, her research areas focus on the facets of film production she also teaches: cinematography, directing and screenwriting. As a Guest Lecturer at the American Film Institute (#1 Film School worldwide) she teaches Advanced Cinematography.
She has been nominated for several prestigious national awards (such as the 2004 ASC Student Heritage Award), of which Professor Dvir won the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scholarship in 2005. She specializes in screenwriting, producing and directing. Her cinematography efforts focus on current technological advancements within the medium.Moreover, she has a vested interest in writing socially conscious screenplays dealing with scientific issues as autism and societal issues as the American penal system, domestic violence and the psychological aftermath of rape.
Through thoroughly researched fact-based fictional narratives, her creative productions aim to give audiences insight into scientific issues such as stem cell research and social issues such as drug abuse and to move audiences to become more socially conscious and work to eliminate societal problems and improve the health their communities.