Kujtim Çashku is a Film Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Human Rights Activist and Head of Marubi Film and Multimedia Academy. He studied on the Higher Institute of Arts in Tirana, Institute of Theatre and Film Bucharest -and post graduated at Columbia University - CSHR, NYC - USA. Çashku, started film-making in 1975, as assistant director in Kinostudio. 1978 he, directed his first feature. Several of his movies won national and international prizes. His career took him to Romania, USA, France, Poland and Germany. He is considered as Albania’s internationally best-known cinema personality.
In 1990 he was one of the founder of Albanian Helsinki Committee In 2004 he founded the first film school in Albania "The Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi " www.afmm.edu.al. In 2006 he founded the International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania.
He is member of European Film Academy, Member of Albanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of Balkan Academy of Art and Sciences.
Kujtim Çashku is honoured as : “Artist of Emeritus”, “Great Master” , “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Letters” France, “Doctor Honorius Causa” USA, “La order del Merito Civil” Spain.
He speaks: English, French, Italian, Romanian and his mother language is Albanian.