We present you…Jasmila Zbanic

Jasmila Zbanić is a film director from Bosnia, and a graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, department for theater and film directing.

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She also worked as a puppeteer in the Vermont-based “Bread and Puppet” Theater and as a clown in a Lee De Long workshop. She is noted for the 2006 Golden Bear winning film Grbavica. In 1997 she has founded an artist’s association “DEBLOKADA”. 

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Filmography
Na putu, feature film, 2009. (in post-production)
Grbavica, feature film, 2006.
Birthday, short feature film, 2004.
Images from the Corner, short documentary, 2003.
Sjećaš li se Sarajeva, 2003.
Red Rubber Boots, short documentary, 2000.
Ljubav je…, 1998.
Noć je, mi svijetlimo, documentary, 1998.
Poslije, poslije, short documentary, 1997.
Autobiografija, 1995.

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Awards
Golden Bear – Best Film – Berlin Film Festival 2006, for Grbavica
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Berlin Film Festival 2006, for Grbavica
Peace Film Award – Berlin Film Festival 2006, for Grbavica
Big Stamp – ZagrebDox, for Images from the Corner
Award of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, for Autobiografija
Award of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, for Poslije, poslije
Special prize at Sarajevo Film Festival, for Noć je, mi svijetlimo
Jury award at New York Expo Film Festival, for Noć je, mi svijetlimo
Special mention at Alpe Adria Film Festival, for Red Rubber Boots
Plaque of Sarajevo Canton, and Key of Sarajevo

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According to Žbanić, her first name is a deliberate corruption of the name Jasmina.

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Text from: Facebook/JasmilaŽbanić

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