Agnieszka Holland is one of Poland's most prominent film directors and screenwriters. After graduating from Prague Film School (FAMU) in 1971, she started her film career as an assistant of Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda, and gained notoriety as part of the "Polish New Wave". She collaborated on many scripts, including Wajda's Danton (1982), Korczak (1990) and Kieslowski's Trois couleurs. Bleu (1993). Her 1978 feature debut Provincial Actors won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes. Angry Harvest (1985), was nominated for an Academy Award and in 1991 Europa, Europa earned even greater international acclaim (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe). Other successes followed: The Secret Garden (1993), Total Eclipse (1995), Washington Square (1997), and Julie Walking Home (2001). In 2011, she presided over the International Jury of CinEast and personally presented her drama In Darkness, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards. In 2017 she received the Silver Bear for her film Spoor at the Berlinale. CinEast also presented her miniseries Burning Bush (2013) and the film Mr. Jones (2019). She is a member of the European Film Academy.