The Polish director and screenwriter Jagoda Szelc (b. 1984) studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Performing Arts in Wrocław and at the Film and Television Direction Department of the Polish National Film School in Łódź. She also obtained a scholarship from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Before she decided to create her feature debut, Tower. A Bright Day., which was presented within the Forum section at this year’s Berlinale, she had made 10 short films and documentary etudes, focusing on the topics of female migrants, mourning, loss and growing up.