Danis Tanović is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. Having started studying at the Sarajevo Film Academy, he completed his studies in Brussels following the outbreak of the Yugoslav Wars. After a number of shorts and documentaries, his first feature length fiction film was No Man’s Land (2001) which received international critical acclaim as well as the "best screenplay prize" at the Cannes International Film Festival and the "Best Foreign Language Film" at the Oscars. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013), received the "Jury Grand Prix" and a "Silver Bear for Best Actor" at the Berlin International Film Festival. His feature film Tigers (2014), an Indian production, was selected in the International film festival of Toronto in 2014 in the Contemporary World Cinema section. In February 2016, he brought to the screen a portion of Bosnian history with Death in Sarajevo (Smrt u Sarajevu), which was awarded the "Silver Bear" at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
Danis Tanović sat on the Jury at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2003 and was the winner of the 2014 European Union "Media Prize" for his film project What Are You Looking At? He is currently professor of film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo.