His 2001 film Slogans was Albania's submission to the 74th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee. His 2009 film East, West, East: The Final Sprint was selected as the Albanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it didn't make the January shortlist.
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