Anna Kazejak

born in 1979 in Bytom. She studied Culture Studies in Łódź and Katowice as well as Film Directing at Łódź Film School, where she received her diploma. She makes documentaries, which include My Place (2003), Jesteśmy (2004), fiction films, such as You Are There (2004), and novels including Śląsk as a part of Ode to Joy (2005) and A Few Simple Words (2007). Her films have won awards in Cottbus, Tbilisi, Beirut, Trieste, Rio de Janeiro and Gdynia, among others, and she has been nominated to Polityka’s Passport, an award of ‘Polityka’ weekly, as well as the Bull of Success award presented by ‘Sukces’ magazine.