Emilia Zielonka grew up in Podlachia. Fascinated by Asian Cinema, especialy Taiwanese New Wave. Her high school exit exam was on Kieślowski’s films. Graduated in Psychology from CSWU and Faculty of Directing at Gdynia Film School. Her graduation film „Tenderness” has been screened and awarded at many international festivals. Winner of Excellence Award for Best Picture at Busan ISFF. „Reflection” is her first short after film school.