Born in Sarajevo, Jasmila Žbanic studied Theatre and Film Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. She also worked as a puppeteer and clown in a Lee De Long workshop. She made her feature debut with Grbavica (2006), which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, and directed On the Path (2010), For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013), and Love Island (2014). Quo Vadis, Aida? was invited to be shown in the main competition section of the Venice International Film Festival.