Sonjac Tarokic - Participant First Cut Lab The Staffroom


Director (Croatia)


Sonja Tarokić (Zagreb, 1988) has an MA degree in film directing, and a BA degree in literature.

She is the author of several short films. On Shaky Ground (2014), a dissection of a Mediterranean family that goes through the breakdown of its paterfamilias, was screened at Rotterdam IFF and awarded the best Croatian short at Zagreb Film Festival, while her other films (You Bitch!, I’m a Self Made Woman, Smart Girls, Red) were screened and awarded at numerous international festivals, such as Sarajevo FF, Vila do Conde, Angers Premiers Plans, NEXT Bucharest FF, Brief Encounters FF.

She participated at CPH:Lab and Sarajevo Talent Campus workshops.




2021The Staffroom (Feature Film), produced by Ankica Juric Tilic
This first feature film was developed through TorinoFilmLab Script&Pitch 2015 and FrameWork 2016 program, winning the TFL Production Award. World premiere in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021, for Crystal Globe Competition. 

2014 – On Shaky Ground (Short Film)

2013 – Birthday Party (Omnibus Film), co-directed with Hana Jušić

2012 – I’m a Self-made Woman (Short Film)

2011You Bitch! (Short Film)

2010 Smart Girls Party (Short Film), co-directed with Hana Jušić

2009 – Red (Short Film)