Jola Wieczorek was born in in Poznań (Poland) and grew up in Bad Ischl (Austria). After studying Media Management in St. Pölten and Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona she moved to Zurich. There she was working a.o. as a production and casting assistant and continuously realizing own film projects. She is co-funder of the association «Filmatelier», a network of female filmmakers based in Zurich. Since September 2012 she is a student of DocNomads, an Erasmus Mundus master course in documentary filmmaking in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels.