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Staša Bajac

Staša Bajac

Serbia

Story Editor, Scriptwriter

TFL

ScriptLab - story editing Participant 2017

biography

Staša Bajac was born in 1985 in Belgrade where she graduated Film, Theatre, TV and Radio Dramaturgy at Faculty of Drama Arts. She is currently taking her second MA course in Narrative Film at Universität der Künste Berlin.

With her first feature film "Humidity", that she co-wrote with the director Nikola Ljuca, she participated in Script Station of Berlinale Talent Campus and Sarajevo Talent Campus. The film, premiered at Berlinale Forum 2016 and went on to open Belgrade Film Festival, winning three awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Main Actor) and a special mention from the Critics Association. The successful beginning was followed by an ongoing festival life with screenings at festivals in Sarajevo, Vilnius, Valencia (Special Mention), München (Best Script), to name a few. Her second feature "The Longest Summer" that she co-wrote with director Maša Nešković was part of EAVE 2013. and is currently in preproduction.

In 2016 she acted as the jury member for Script Development Support of Serbian Film Center.

She is currently co-writing Nikola Ljuca's second feature "The Heroes Were Dancing", presented at CineLink 2016 as well as her own feature project "The Stranger" that she plans to direct.

Three of her original plays have been published in Serbian and the latest one entitled "Reconstruction" premiered in Serbian National Theatre of Novi Sad in December 2016.

Aside from theatre and film, she worked as a journalist in several print publications, editor in chief of an online publication, a copywriter and translated books from English.