Husein Alicajic is an Australian director renowned for his visual storytelling. Born in Sydney to Bosnian and Scottish parents, Husein attained degrees in Economics, Philosophy and Communications before deciding to follow his undeniable 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 the last three consecutive years by the Australian Director’s Guild.

Based in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, Husein was most recently attached as writer and director to the official biopic of legendary Country & Western singer Waylon Jennings, and as director of the upcoming film on Australian champion boxer Dean Waters.


AICP Commercial Directors 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 Talent Assist winner
IF Award nominee, Independent Spirit Award