Early Success


Zora Stassova is a film maker, director and documentarist.

As a well-travelled globetrotter, she has lived and worked in Bratislava, Prague, New York City and London.

Already her first short feature The Roamer, was critically acclaimed and selected for the Audience Prize of Athens Film Festival Platforma Video 09 and screened with great success across the UK.




Following that achievement Zora started directing and producing documentaries, concentrating mainly on portraying artists and their creative process.

Her documentary filming style is highly visual, colourful, focused on the aesthetics of the images.

She likes to use humorous elements and montage.

Her films have been screened on many occasions in London and Slovakia and she likes to participate in exhibitions and panel discussions..



Zora also collaborated with other film makers, mostly as a cinematographer.

Most fruitful was the cooperation with the internationally acknowledged director Aliakbar Campwala.

Short drama about two sisters You Want a Sandwich? won annual Filmaka Wild Card Competition 2009/2010 and French Film Noir Caché The Best Short Film Award at Color - The Art Festival 2013 in Ahmedabad, India.




In 2009 she participated at two exhibitions in Slovakia.

At Scéna ‘N89 in Nitra Gallery, she produced and shot a unique documentary, that portrayed members of the art group ‘N89; and also their process of preparing for this very exhibition.

Later that year she showed her auteur short film The Wait at the Slovak Union of Visual Arts as a part of the exhibition named 8 Women.



Zora has directed and produced several documentaries, corporate videos and trailers. Her clients include The Red Cross, B: Fest - Luton Film Festival, Multipoint - International Art Symposium and The Lloyds TSB.

Presently she is cooperating with the London based Rough Magazine UK as an editor, writer and photojournalist for their Art and Culture section.


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