Sonja Tarokic (1988, Zagreb) has an MA degree in film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts and a BA degree in comparative literature at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities in Zagreb. She is the writer and director of several short films, while her debut feature film "The Staffroom" premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2021, where it was awarded Special Mention. With this project she participated in Torino Film Lab Script&Pitch and Framework development programmes. She has been running her own scriptwriting workshop for three years, aimed at developing short films by young local authors, and often works as a script consultant in Croatia, which continues to be her passion job. She also works as a director in advertising, and has recently started teaching at the Academy a class in film acting for directors and actors.