Husein Alicajic

Husein Alićajić is an Australian writer and director based in the US, renowned for his visual storytelling.

Husein attained degrees in Economics, Philosophy and Communications before deciding to follow his talents as a filmmaker.

His short film BEGINNINGS won the Dendy Award for best short film at the Sydney Film Festival along with AACTA, SPAA and IF nominations, and he won the IF award for best unproduced screenplay for his script Divine Shadows.

Husein has been honored at Cannes, New York Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Ciclope, and four of the last five years by the Australian Director’s Guild, winning Best Direction in an Online Drama Series in 2020 for the pilot episode of his series ONE SIDED. 

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Australian Directors Guild, Best Direction in an Online Drama Series winner 2020
AICP Commercial Director’s Diversity Program, Finalist 2019
Australian Directors Guild, Best Director TVC nomination 2018
Australian Directors Guild, Best Director TVC nomination 2017
New York Festivals, Finalist 2017
AWARD Silver, 2017
Ciclope Award, Silver, 2016
Cannes Lions, Film Craft Shortlist 2016
Clio Awards, Film Technique Shortlist 2016
Australian Directors Guild, Best Director TVC, Highly Commended, 2016
Spikes Asia, Music Spike Gold, Film Spike Bronze
Kinsale Shark Gold, 2016
Best Direction, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards
Sydney Film Festival DENDY Award for Best Short Film
Best In Show, PROMAX/BDA
Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam
IF Award winner, Best Unproduced Screenplay
SPAA SHOWTIME Talent Assist winner
IF Award nominee, Independent Spirit Award

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Officeworks // Let Their Amazing Out
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Taubmans // Let’s Go Paint
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LCMs // Treehouse
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Target // New Sensation
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