Armend Smajli

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Playing range · 34 – 44 · 186cm/6’1in. Eyes Brown  · Hair Brown · Figure Normal · Languages English Good, Croatian Native · Instruments Harmonica Basic knowledge · Singing Hip Hop/Rap Basic knowledge · Driving license classes Car class (B, BE)

News

2022

Armend is currently shooting in Dren Zherka’s new feature Hotline for N’Art & Woolf Film.

University of Pristina, Kosovo Faculty of Arts

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Armend Smajli

Bio

Armend Smajli

Armend Smajli is an actor from Kosovo who has graduated from the Academy of Arts at the University of Prishtina. He has performed in some of the most successful films in the region. Armend is known for playing the lead in “The Flying Circus” (2019) which has been presented at “Talinn Black Nights Film Festival”, “Babai” (2015) winner of two awards at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, “Hive” (2021) winner of three top awards at Sundance Film Festival. Moreover, he has been part of many short and feature films that were presented at reputable film festivals and award ceremonies including: “BAFTA” and “Warsaw Film Festival.
Armend is also a resident actor at the National Theater of Kosovo, being part of many regional theater performances with directors like: Dino Mustafic, Andras Urban, Fatos Berisha, Blerta Neziraj, Slobodan Unkovski, Miki Manojlevic, Matthew Lenton etc.

Film

Selection

Year
Title
Role
Direction
Production
2022
Hotline
Uran lead
Dren Zherka
n’art & Woolf Film                 Kosovo/Croatia
2022
The Land Within
Agim lead ensemble
Fisnik Maxville
Alva Film                                         Switzerland
2021
Hive
Agim support
Blerta Basholli
Ikone Studios                                         Kosovo
*Won 3 Awards at Sundance Film Festival Best Feature World Cinema, Best Directing Audience Award, plus 18 other festival wins
2019
Cirku Fluturues/Flying Circus
Kushtrini lead ensemble
Fatos Berisha
B2 PR Media Solutions              Kosovo/USA
*Won Best Int’l Feature at Santa Barbara Int’l Film Fest, Jury Prize at Fabrique Du Cinema Awards
2018
The Delegation
Prisoner 
Bujar Alamani
ArtFilm                                                  Albania
*Won Best Feature at: Tirania Int’l Film Festival, Trieste Int’l Film Fest, Warsaw Int’l Film Fest, and 4 other awards
2015
Baba/Father
Climiri support 
Visar Morina
Niko Film                                            Germany
*Won Best Feature Film Int’l Bosphorus Film Fest, KarlovyVary Label Europe Cinema & 10 other awards