Jaroslav Hynštová was born in 1977 in Slavičín, Czech Republic. She studied at the Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, major Film studies and English philology. She has been working as a film programmer at Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth since 2005. As a Zlín Film Festival representative she participated in the juries all around the world (e.g. South Korea, Estonia, Sweden, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, India, Japan). She also works as a lecturer during Zlín Film Festival summer camps (screenwriting, guidance of TV studio making). She was also a regional cultural correspondent for the biggest Czech newspaper. She translated films for Zlín Film Festival and worked as a guest manager for the small film festival Eurofilm in the spa town Luhačovice. She is a founder of an amateur theater group in her home town Luhačovice, she is the screenwriter and director of more than 10 comedy plays based on different film genres.