Andrea Štaka (born 1973) graduated from the MFA film program at the School of Visual Arts in Zurich. Her films HOTEL BELGRAD and YUGODIVAS have brought her great recognition at film festivals such as Locarno and Sundance and have won several awards. Both films were nominated for Best Film at the Swiss Film Awards and theatrically released in Switzerland. In 2005 Andrea Štaka received a NYSCA Individual Artist Grant (New York State Council on the Arts) and spent 7 years in New York. FRAULEIN is her first feature film. It won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, the Heart of Sarajevo and the Swiss Film Award for Best Script. In 2007 Andrea Štaka founded Okofilm Productions together with director and producer Thomas Imbach. Andrea lives in Zurich.