Anna Kazejak is an internationally awarded director and screenwriter. Prior to attending at the National Film School in Lodz in 2001, she spent many years studying film theory. In 2005, Kazejak and two of her friends from school decided to produce a three-part film dealing with the economic migrations of young Poles. This film was the much-celebrated Ode to Joy. The three directors not only won the hearts of critics but many major prizes, as well (Special Jury Prize – Gdynia Film Festival, 2005; Platinum Award for Best Low Budget Production – WorldFest Independent Film Festival, Huston, 2007). The first fiction feature helmed by Kazejak was Flying Pigs, which was seen by a huge number of movie-goers. Her third film—The Word—had its World Premiere at the Berlinale and was shown at more than 40 internationals film festivals. Kazejak’s stand out directing work in television was for numerous episodes of HBO Poland’s version of In Treatment. She is a member of the European Film Academy and a board member of Polish Directors Guild.