Staša Čelan - 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 has 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 (“Ratni Reporter”, “Konvoj Libertas”, “Sevdah”), fiction series (“Vjerujem u anđele”, “Na terapiji”), 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”, “Svlačionica”…). 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 workshop 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, before 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 became the project manager.