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Aida Begić

Aida Begić

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Scriptwriter, Film Director


Decision Maker 2013
Jury 2012
FrameWork Participant 2010


Aida Begić was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated directing at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. Her graduation film "FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE" was presented at The Cinefondation Official Selection of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards at festivals worldwide.
In 2003 she wrote and directed her second short film "NORTH WENT MAD".

Her debut feature film "SNOW" was part of L'Atelier of Cannes Film Festival 2005 and had premiere at Cannes 2008 – Semaine de la Critique where the film won the Grand Prix and after that more then 20 festival awards all around the world. "Snow" was nominated for European Academy Award – Discovery Section.

In 2009 she founded an independent production company FILM HOUSE.

In 2010 she wrote and directed short fiction "OTEL(O)" as part of omnibus "Unutma Beni Istanbul". The same year she was featured in "Take 100", a compendium of one hundred most promising emerging directors from around the world published by Phaidon.

Her second feature film DJECA (Children of Sarajevo) premiered in Un Certain Regard – Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2012 where it won Special Distinction of the Jury.