Svetla Tsotsorkova was born in Burgas, Bulgaria, in 1977. In 2004 she graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. Her short film Life with Sophia (2004) was screened at various international film festivals (Critics’ Week at Cannes, Karlovy Vary, and Telluride, among others) and won various awards. Her first feature, Thirst, had its world premiere in the San Sebastián International Film Festival’s ‘New Directors’ competition in 2015. The film participated in more than 60 festivals around the world, received various awards, and was distributed in 15 countries. In 2016 it was a European Discovery nominee at the European Film Awards. Sister is her second feature film.