Selma Spahić was born in 1986 in what is now Bosnia. She studied directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, directs at theatres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro and teaches directing at the Academy in Sarajevo. She directs works by Maxim Gorki, Jean Genet, Ferenc Molnar, Frank Wedekind, but also plays by authors such as Simona Semenič, Tanja Šljivar, Karim Zaimović, Dino Pešut, Tom Zajec. Her theatre projects are partly documentary and are developed together with the performers. From 2012 to 2017, Spahić was the artistic director of the International Theatre Festival MESS in Sarajevo.