Author/director Zsófia Szilágyi graduated as a Hungarian grammar and literature teacher at the University of Pécs in 2002. She continued her education as a film and tv director at the Academy of Film and Drama of Budapest from 2002 to 2007. During her studies she participated in a scholarship by Leonardo Da Vinci Programme and studied production at Mediopolis Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH, Berlin in 2006. In the same year she took apart in Heimat, Europa?, an audiovisual project by the organisation of Kolleg für Menagement und Gestaltung nachaltiger Entwicklung GmbH where she was a scriptwriter and camera assistant. In 2011 she won the Scholarship of Goethe Institute in Hamburg.

She worked as assitant lecturer to Golden Bear winner and Oscar nominated director, Ildikó Enyedi at the Hungarian Academy of Film and Theatre between 2007 and 2009. In 2012 she directed Impasse (Ha birsz), a documentary supported by European Integration Fund.

One Day is her debut feature.