Screenwriter and Director
AIDA BEGIĆ was born in 1976 in Sarajevo. She graduated in directing at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. Her graduation film FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE was presented at The Cinéfondation Official Selection of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards at festivals worldwide. In 2003 she wrote and directed her 2nd short film NORTH WENT MAD. Her debut feature SNOW was part of L’Atelier at Cannes Film Festival 2005 and premiered at Cannes 2008, Semaine de la Critique where it won the Grand Prix and 20 further festival awards from around the world. Snow was nominated for a European Academy Film Award, Discovery Section. In 2009 she founded an independent production company Film House. In 2010 she wrote and directed a short fiction OTEL(O) as part of omnibus UNUTMA BENI ISTANBUL. The same year she was featured in Take 100, a compendium of the 100 most promising emerging international directors published by Phaidon. Her 2nd feature film CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO premiered in Un Certain Regard, Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2012 where it won Special Distinction of the Jury. In 2014, she wrote and directed short film ALBUM, part of omnibus BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO that had its world premiere as Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival in Special Screening section. She produced documentary feature 100 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE. Aida Begić is teaching Directing at The Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo and has directed numerous documentaries, commercials, videos and promotional films and she is member of UFR BiH and SACD, France.
2021 - BATO - Feature-lenght documentary film - (producer)
2017 - NEVER LEAVE ME / BIRAKMA BENI - Feature film - (producer, director, screenwriter)
2014 - BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO - Feature film - (director)
2012 - CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO - Feature film - (producer, director, screenwriter)
2011 - DO NOT FORGET ME ISTANBUL - Feature film - (director, screenwriter)
2008 - SNOW - Feature film - (director, screenwriter)
2003 - NORTH WENT MAD - Short film - (director, screenwriter)
2001 - FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE - Short film - (director, screenwriter)
2014 - 100 MILION DOLLAR HOUSE, doc. (producer)
1997 - TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, doc.
1995 - AUTOBIOGRAPHY, doc.