bio

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I am a filmmaker, cinematographer, sound designer and graphic designer based in Montreal, Canada. I was born in Albania and lived extensively in Greece before moving to Canada. Through my work, I like to explore aspects of origin, memory and human relationships with technology. My work is versatile and has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, Germany, and Greece. In 2018, my short film Leagan (Peppermint Ashes) was part of the Official Selection of Prends ça court! and was awarded the Prix Air Canada Enroute.
In 2015, I collaborated with the team behind PetaJakarta.org to create an infographic animation trailer for an open source, community-led platform to collect and disseminate information about flooding and critical water infrastructure in Jakarta. Currently, I am a videographer at Cinema Politica Montreal (Winter 2018) and graphic designer at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture & Technology 

screenings / exhibitions / awards / grants

2018

2017

  • Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema Award for Outstanding Achievement in Specialization in Film Production
  • Concordia University Alumni Association Project Grant
  • Fine Arts Student Association Special Project Grant (Film III)
  • Concordia Council for Student Life Special Project Fund (Film III)

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Jennie & Frank Tsui Award for International Study
  • Seitali (Babe) and Mary Kole Kerim Scholarship

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Education

2017
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Specialization in Film Production

2011
High Distinction Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto
Double Major: Architectural Studies (Design), Visual Studies