Ágnes Kocsis was born in Budapest in 1971. She majored at Eötvös Lóránd University in Polish Language and Literature, Aesthetics, and Film Theory, then received a degree in Film Direction from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. In 2019 she obtained her DLA (Doctor of Liberal Art) degree at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. Her three short films have been screened at numerous festivals; A virus (The Virus) shared third prize at the 59th Cannes Film Festival in the “Cinéfondation” section. Her first feature film Frisslevegő (Fresh Air) was screened at the same edition of the Cannes Film Festival in “Semaine de la Critique” and was among the 4 films nominated for the Discovery Award of the European Film Academy in 2006. Fresh Air has played at more than 80 international film festivals to date, winning 14 prizes. PálAdrienn (AdriennPál), her second feature film, won the FIPRESCI award at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, in the section “Un Certain Regard”. She received the Béla Balázs national award in 2011 for her work in film.