Born in Sarajevo on December 19th 1974, Jasmila Žbanić graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Department for theater and film directing. Before filmmaking, she worked as a puppeteer in Vermont-based “Bread and Puppet” theater and as a clown in a Lee Delong workshop. In 1997., together with her friends, she founded Artist’s Association “Deblokada” through which she produced, wrote and directed many documentaries, video-art works and shorts. Among them is feature film “Grbavica”, awarded with Golden Bear on Berlinale 2006. Her latest film Quo Vadis, Aida? premiered at Venice Film Festival, and besides multiple other awards, this movie received European Film Award for best movie, director and main actress , as well as nominations for USA Academy Awards, Oscar in the category Best International Feature Film, and two BAFTA Awards.
2020 QUO VADIS, AIDA?
2019 AIRBORNE (documentary)
2015 ONE DAY IN SARAJEVO (documentary)
2014 LOVE ISLAND
2013 FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES
2009 ON THE PATH / NA PUTU
2008 PARTICIPATION (short, part of the omnibus STORIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS)
2007 BUILDER’S DIARY (documentary)
2004 BIRTHDAY (short, part of the omnibus LOST AND FOUND)
2003 IMAGES FROM THE CORNER (documentary)