Emir Hadzihafizbegovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina


Emir Hadžihafizbegović (born 20 August 1961) is a prominent Bosnian film and theater actor. Hadžihafizbegović was born in the Bosnian city of Tuzla in 1961, while it was a part of Yugoslavia. He received his diploma in acting at the Academy of Arts in Sarajevo in 1986. He received the Golden Arena for best actor at the Pula Film Festival and Best Actor Award at the Durban International Film Festival. He has appeared and been in more than 80 roles in theater and on TV. He is a professor of acting at the Academy of Drama in Tuzla. On the final day of the 71st Venice International Film Festival on 6 September 2014 Hadžihafizbegović was awarded the "Special Orizzonti Award for Best Actor or Actress" in the film Takva su pravila ("These Are the Rules"). Hadžihafizbegović was also the Minister of Culture and Sport in Sarajevo Canton.


With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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