Zornitsa Sophia is a Master of Fine Arts with major in painting, alumni of NAFA, Sofia. She specialized in School of Visual Arts, New York and American University, Washington DC. As an initiative of her own, she restored the church in the Sofia Male Prison, together with colleagues and the prisoners. She worked 4 years as Art Director in international advertising agencies like EURO RSCG while she took part in over 50 visual arts festivals and exhibitions around the world with her video art, installations, actions and paintings, before she decided to switch into filmmaking. She specialized directing under the supervision of Academic Lyudmil Staykov in National Academy of Film and Theatre, Sofia for one year and her graduation film and first film as writer, director and producer Mila From Mars (2004) appeared to be “the dreamed beginning of Bulgarian independent feature moviemaking”, „the film marks the bow of a director to watch” (Variety), “full of invention and daring” (FIPRESCI review), “wild young cinema” (at Manheim-Heidelberg IFF).