My name is Amna, and I am a filmmaker and a videographer.  

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, upon the completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program in Slovenia, I graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi with a B.A. in Film and New Media, focusing mainly on directing and editing. 
As part of NYU’s prestigious global program, I studied and worked in Abu Dhabi, New York City, Buenos Aires, Rome and Sarajevo. 

My artistic interests lie in the topics about memories, identity, non-linear forms of storytelling, interpersonal relationships and arts in post-conflict societies.

My first film “Emptied” won the Teen Arena award for Best Short Film at the 2018 Sarajevo Film Festival, after which I was selected to be a juror at the 2018 Ajyal Film Festival, organised by Doha Film Institute in Qatar.

In 2019, I wrote and directed my first theater play “Pokojnik” in Slovenia, as part of the Drugi na Drugi theater group. 

My graduation thesis project, a short film titled “Ocean Without a Floor”, was filmed in New York City and Abu Dhabi.
I filmed principal photography of the project independently as a student in New York City. 
The rest of the film was shot in Abu Dhabi. Starring in the main role is Grace Kiley, American actress and NYU Tisch professor.

“Ocean Without a Floor” had its World Premiere at the 29th international Sarajevo Film Festival, as part of the official selection. The film was also screened in New York City where it had its North American premiere at the New York Shorts International Film Festival.

I also produced two films in Abu Dhabi: “But I Love You” directed by Vid Milakovic, and “Through Thin Ice” directed by Auguste Nomeikaite.