Aida Begic 2017| 96 min | Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina | 2017 | 13+ After his mother dies, ISA (14) is sent to an orphanage for Syrian refugees in …
writer / director
Aida Begić was born 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 Cannes Film Festival. Her debut feature SNIJEG (SNOW) was premiered at Cannes 2008, Semaine de la Critique where it won the Grand Prix and 30 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. Her 2nd 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. 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. Aida Begić teaches Directing at The Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo. NEVER LEAVE ME is her third feature film.
Fillm Scholar, Binus
Ekky is a faculty member at School of Film, Binus International, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta. He just completed his doctoral study from Film Studies Program, University of East Anglia, UK. Ekky Imanjaya has written several books, including one of them ‘A to Z on Indonesian Film‘, and also wrote several articles on film, pop culture, philosophy, and issues about Islam.
NOOR HUDA ISMAIL
Noor Huda Ismail is the director of ‘Jihad Selfie’ and ‘Pengantin’ (2018). He is a terrorism observer and the founder of Yayasan Prasasti Perdamaian, which focuses on peace and conflict, political violence, terrorism and transnational crime. Noor Huda Ismail just completed his doctoral study on Politics and International Relations at Monash University.