Aleksandra Niemczyk (b. 1977, Poland) is a former student of Béla Tarr, as part of the first generation of MA students graduating from his ‘film.factory’ program in Sarajevo Film Academy. She also holds a Master of Art degree in Fine Arts from the European Academy of Art in Warsaw (2001). Niemczyk began studying film directing at the New York Film School in 2007. Since 2001, she lives and creates in Oslo, Norway. One of her first short films made in Norway was selected and awarded in Locarno Film Festival 2009.