Born 1979 in Pristina. From 2004-2010, he studied Audiovisual Media with a focus on Film and Television at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. During his studies he worked on various film- and theatre projects and was among others assistance director at the Volksbühne in Berlin as well as at the Schauspiel Köln. His short film DER SCHÜBLING (2009) was awarded at several national and international festivals, also at TIFF as best international short film. His other short Of Dogs and Wallpaper competed in the international short film competition at the Locarno IFF 2013) and was nominated for the german shortfilm award in 2014. His debut feature film BABAI, was awarded at several international festivals such as Karlovy Vary IFF 2015 for Best Director. FilmFest München -best Director -best script -best actor, Tirana International Film Festival 2015 – Best Feature Film, 15th Marakech International Film Festival (FIFM) – Special Jury Award, Premiers Plans- Angers Film Festival 2016 - Best Male Actor Award.