Obituary Amira Lekic


The EAVE family mourns the passing much too soon of producer Amira Lekic, member of the EAVE network since 2011.

Amira Lekić was born in Woodstock, Canada in 1975 and received a BA in International Relations from the University of Windsor.
In 1999, Lekić moved to Sarajevo to work for international development organisations such as Save the Children.
In 2007, she moved to Sarajevo-based independent production house Deblokada, where she worked as an executive producer on Andrea Štaka's CURE - THE LIFE OF ANOTHER and Jasmila Žbanić's FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES and LOVE ISLAND.
Lekić began working as an independent executive producer and production manager in 2015, and has since worked on numerous SCCA/ and Deblokada projects, including Danis Tanović's DEATH IN SARAJEVO and Alen Drljević's MEN DO NOT CRY, as well as projects by other production companies in Croatia and in Slovenia.
Amira also worked on the production of the film QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmile Žbanić, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Film.
She was executive producer of the EAVE project THE WHITE FORTRESS (TABIJA) by Igor Drljaca.

She was a long-time member of the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of EAVE.

Those who were lucky enough to meet Amira and work with her, will never forget her positive energy, humour and warmth. 

Our sincere condolences go out to Amira's family, friends and colleagues. We will miss you dearly!

Page published 17 February 2023. Updated 28 February 2023.

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