Marina holds a master degree in Creative Documentary (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and studied photojournalism at International Center of Photography (NYC). Her work took part in festivals in France, Portugal, Spain, and elsewhere, including the Margaret Mead Film Festival, Biarritz Amérique Latine, and New York Latino Film Festival.
Her first short documentary was presented at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and she directed 2 award-winning feature films, “The sound of bells”, which was broadcasted in public TV and distributed internationally by the Documentary Educational Resources; and "What I've never lost", which premiered in 2021 at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI), was released theatrically, broadcasted in public TV, and holds 2 nominations for the Brazilian Society of Cinematographers Award (ABC).
In 2021, she was honored as part of the Santiago International Film Festival, in the “Directoras en Foco” session at Chile. Member of the Film Fatales (USA) and of Documentary Association of Europe, Marina is an invited teacher at the international school StrudelMediaLive, and acted as a communications consultant for the Brazilian Cinematheque.
She is co-founder and director of CRUA, a production company based in Lisbon and São Paulo.