Aida Begić was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated directing at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. Her graduation film “First Death Experience” was presented at The Cinefondation Official Selection of 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.
Aida Begić is teaching directing at The Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo and has directed numerous documentaries, commercials, videos and promotional films.
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”.
She is included in Phaidon’s ‘Take 100: The Future of Film: 100 New Directors’ book 2010, and she is member of SACD, France.
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 after which film continued to win awards at festivals around the world.
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”