Una Gunjak was born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She studied in Italy and in the UK, where she obtained her MA in Editing at the National Film and TV School. In her previous lives, Una has extensively worked as editor on features and documentaries, before focusing on writing and directing. Her short film "The Chicken" made in 2014 premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critics' Week, won the European Film Award for Best Short Film 2014 and screened in the International Competition of Sundance Film Festival. It went on to screen at 270 other festivals arund the globe, winning along more than 70 awards. Her short film "Salamat from Germany", made within the initiative Lebanon Facotry, will premiere at the Directors' Fortnight 2017. Una's first feature project, ALFA was selected for the Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation Residence and Artists-In-Residence Program of the Vienna Museum Quartrers; futhermore it has received financial support from the Bosnian Film Fund, from Creative Europe MEDIA Desk and won the Producers Network Award at the When East Meets West Co-Production forum.
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