Manager of the 4th ITW
Staša Čelan was born in Split in 1969. After completing primary and secondary school in Split, he came to Zagreb to study film and TV editing at the Academy of Dramatic Art. To this date, he edited 6 feature films („Puna kuća“, „Da mi je biti morski pas“, „Ante se vraća kući“, „04“, „Najveća pogreška Alberta Einsteina“, „Zagorka“), full-length documentaries („O kravama i ljudima“, „Život na svježem zraku“, „Sevdah“), fiction series (“Vjerujem u anđele”) and dozens of short documentaries and experimental films. Along with the film-making industry, he is actively working on TV projects, directing and editing numerous music videos, commercials, TV shows (“Po Ure Torture”, “Ništa osobno“…). In 2000 he has won a special award for directing “Milenij” at Požega One Minute Film Festival. At one point, he wrote film reviews for “Hrvatski filmski ljetopis” and “Hrvatski vijenac”.
For 15 years he has been active in the organization of Cinema club Zagreb as a film workshops lecturer and a mentor to young filmmakers. He has held film workshops throughout Croatia, for the most part organized by the Croatian Film Club’s Association, Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency, Dubrava Cultural Centre and, afore mentioned, Cinema club Zagreb. Since his beginnings to this day, Staša has held over a hundred film workshops… Alongside Irena Marković, he is the co-founder of a new film production company “Focusmedia” d.o.o., focused primarily on independent film production.
In 2010. Staša has become actively involved in the organization of the International Talent film Workshop and came to be the project manager.
Supervisors of the 4th ITW
1997 she graduated from Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb, Croatia at the department for film editing. 2001 Together with her colleague Mrs. Darija Kulenovic Gudan, she established film production company Studio dim, where they develope and produce fiction films, documentaries, cross-media projects, TV commercials and music videos.
For Studio dim Marina works as a producer and director. She directed numerous music videos and commercials. Her first feature documentary “Sevdah” was awarded Audience Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival 2009, together with three awards on other festivals.
Marko Škop Born in 1974 in Eastern Slovakia, Marko Škop studied Journalism at Comenius University (1996) and Documentary Film Direction at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava (2001). He gained his PhD in Mass Media from the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in 2005.
His independent film production company Artileria, Ltd. was established in 2006 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Artileria’s full-length documentary debut OTHER WORLDS (dir. Marko Škop) was awarded a Jury Mention at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2006 and also became the first documentary in the festival’s history to win the Audience Award.
Artileria’s second feature film BLIND LOVES (dir. Juraj Lehotský) was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and was awarded the CICAE Art Cinema Award in Cannes 2008.
Artileria’s latest feature length documentary film OSADNE (dir. Marko Škop) was awarded Best Documentary Film at the 2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was nominated for Grierson Award at BFI London Film Festival.