Born in Sydney, Australia to a Bosnian father and a Scottish mother, Alicajic attended Newington College (1983–88). He attained degrees in Economics (Hons), Philosophy and Communications before deciding to become a filmmaker.
With director Alex Proyas, Alicajic created a pre-trailer for the 20th Century Fox film I, Robot. In 2008, while with Aritmetic, Alicajic produced a campaign for Foxtel, winning a gold Promax Award. In 2009 he moved from Aritmetic and joined Photoplay.
Alicajic collaborated with UK writer Jeff Noon on his IF award-winning script Divine Shadows, which is currently in pre-production for shooting to begin in 2010. As part of a two-picture deal Alicajic has also signed to direct the AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship winning feature screenplay The Secret Boy.
- The Red Room (1997)
- Beginnings (2002)
- Still Life (2005/IV)
- Harry the Hunchback (2005)
- Aquamarine (2006)
Awards and nominations
- 2002, Won Dendy Award for 'Best Short Film' Beginnings at the Sydney Film Festival
- 2005, Won Inside Film Award for 'Best Unproduced Screenplay' Divine Shadows.
- 2008, Won Promax Award for 'Best in Show Gold' for his Foxtel Summer campaign
- 2009, Won Golden Trailer Award for 'Best Unproduced Movie Trailer'
- 2011, Won New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films for 'Best Direction' Gold World Medal
- 2015, Won Best Ads for 'Best TV Campaign' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony 
- 2016, Highly Commended Australian Directors Guild Award for 'Best Direction in a TV Commercial' 
- 2016, Short List Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for 'Film Craft' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony 
- 2016, Short List Clio Awards for 'Film Technique' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony 
- 2016, Won Ciclope Festival Silver for 'Adapted Music' MND Australia: The Fading Symphony 
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