Ena Sendijarević was born in Odžak, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She studied Film Theory at the University of Amsterdam and the Free University Berlin before graduating as a writer/director from the Dutch national Film Academy in 2014. Ena wrote and directed several awarded short films, including TRAVELERS IN THE NIGHT (2013) and FERNWEH (2014). Her latest short, IMPORT (2016), premiered at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2016 in Cannes and was the Dutch entry for Live Action Short Film at the Academy Awards 2017. Ena’s debut feature film TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE (2019) premiered in at IFFR’s Tiger competition, where Ena won the Special Jury Award for outstanding artistic achievement. The film travelled to many other festivals around the globe, picking up several awards, among them The Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film and best film at the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival. De film was subsequently distributed worldwide. Ena co-founded director-driven production company Aventura in the Netherlands and is currently working on her second feature film SWEET DREAMS.