Biography

Gentian Koçi was born in 1979, in Tirana. He graduated from the Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi in 2009 in film directing. His short fiction film ANTENNA (2008) played in numerous film festivals including Trieste International Film Festival and won two top prizes in DokuFest and Balkan Film Festival in Pogradec. His second short fiction, JINX IN A JIFFY (2009) played in a dozen international film festivals from Munich, Trieste to Uruguay and Nigeria, eventually garnering five top prizes including Best Film at the SwiKos Film Festival in Basel, Switzerland. Gentian Koçi has also directed and shot several noted documentaries. Koçiʼs 2011 non-fiction short REVENGE supported by Goethe Institute played at several film festivals. In 2012, Gentian Koçi shot and directed the fifty minute documentary, NOT A CARWASH which chronicled the battle between students and police at his former school. NOT A CARWASH premiered as an official selection at Hot Docs and was nominated for the Special Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012. Sight&Sound and DOX Magazine wrote very good reviews on NOT A CARWASH. Gentian Koçi participated in Berlinale Talent Campus in 2011. In June 2014, the premiere of his latest documentary AJASO, A PHILOPERFORMANCE was held at the University Paris-Sorbonne.

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