Born in Sarajevo in 1974, Zbanic is a graduate of her native city’s
Academy of Dramatic Arts, department for theater and film directing.
Before filmmaking, she also worked as a puppeteer in the Vermont-based "Bread
and Puppet" Theater and as a clown in a Lee De Long workshop.
Zbanic began making films in 1997 when she founded the artist's association
“Deblokada”, through which she produced, wrote and directed numerous
documentaries, video works and shorts. Her work has been screened
in film festivals and exhibitions worldwide.
and Found (2005/I)
from the Corner (2003) (TV)
in Sarajevo (1998) (segment "Noc je. Mi svijetlimo")
Portland International Film Festival: Audience Award
AFI Fest : Grand Jury Prize
Berlin International Film Festival: Golden Berlin Bear, Peace
Film Award , Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Brussels European Film Festival: Canvas TV Prize for Best
- 2006 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Woman & Equality Award