Born in 1991, Zala earned a BA in Film at Falmouth Uni (UK), continuing her studies in MA in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology (SI, ESP), financed by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture. Before joining Vertigo, where she now works as a producer, she gained international working experience on narrow budget films with independent production companies (UK, NL). She’s an alumna from Sarajevo Talents and Midpoint Cold Open. In 2021, she was a member of the international jury for the Sarajevo Film Festival Drama Series Awards.
She’s a producer of Podcast Filmarija, a podcast about Slovenian film, and a board member of the Association of Audio-Visual Producers of Slovenia. She’s also vice-president of the honorary court of the Slovenian Federation of Filmmakers’ Guilds.