Born in Bosnia, Sabina Vajraca immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 as a war refugee. She started her professional career as a theatre director, working at The Lincoln Center, SITI Company, and Shakespeare & Company, amongst others.
Her first film, the critically-acclaimed feature documentary BACK TO BOSNIA, premiered at the 2005 AFI Fest and screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, winning Director’s Choice at the 2006 Crossroads Film Festival. It is currently streaming on multiple platforms, including Amazon and iTunes.
Since then she wrote, produced and directed numerous short films; commercials for ESPN and IFP Center; music video for Nouvelle Vague’s BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD; and wrote a number of feature and short screenplays, including VARIABLES, for which she was awarded the 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant. She also assisted writer/director Max Mayer on his feature film ADAM, starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne (2009 Sundance / Fox Searchlight).
Sabina's the recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship, AAUW Fellowship, Cagney & Lacey Fellowship, Dana and Albert R. Broccoli Scholarship, MSN/Visa Ideas Happen Award, FEBA Road Map Award, grants from Jerome Foundation, Puffin Foundation, NYSCA/IFP and LMCC, and was recently selected for Ryan Murphy's Half Directing Mentorship Program.
Repped by Lawrence Mattis at Circle of Confusion, Sabina is currently getting her MFA in Film and TV Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts.