Nedžad Begović was born in 1958 in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a film director and scriptwriter and has been involved in the production of animations, documentaries, short films and TV series. With his early animation films he received numerous awards such as: Big gold medal for the Best Cartoon (Belgrade 1985); Debutant Award given by the jury (Tampere 1986); Special Recognition of the Jury (Stuttgart 1986); Recognition by the Youth Film Center of Germany (Oberhausen 1987); Big gold medal for the Best Short Film (Belgrade 1991). During the war he was an active filmmaker and involved in the documentary film project SA-LIFE, for which SAGA production received many awards including European Film Academy FELIX. His film TOTALLY PERSONAL had its world premiere at TRIBECA Film Festival in New York. Since 1985, he has been a member of Film Workers Society. His film CELLPHONE MOVIE was screened at numerous film festivals in Europe and has won Heart of Sarajevo for The Best Documentary at Sarajevo Film Festival 2011 and Golden Apple at BHFF in New York. Begović won Golden Apple for the Best Documentary in 2013 for his film ZIZI.
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