Ágnes Kocsis was born in Budapest, in 1971. She received her diploma from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts in Budapest. She majored in Polish language and literature, Aesthetics, and Film-Theory. In 2005 she graduated as a film director from the Hungarian Academy of Theatre and Film Art Budapest. In 2003 she attended two semesters at the Italian National Film School in Rome (aka Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) with a scholarship studying directing and scriptwriting. Her first feature film Fresh Air was presented Cannes this year.