Gjergj Xhuvani

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Gjergj Xhuvani (born Tirana, 1963) is an Albanian film director, screenwriter, and producer. He graduated from Tirana's Academy of Arts in 1986.

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.[1][2] 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,[3] but it didn't make the January shortlist.[4]


  1. ^ "51 Countries In Race For Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2001-11-19. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  2. ^ "74th Academy Awards - Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  3. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (2010-09-27). "Albania looks 'East' for its Oscar choice". Variety. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar® Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-19.