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Isa Qosja (born in Vuthaj, Montenegro in 1949) is an Albanian film director. After gymnasium he studied dramatic art and acting in faculty of Prishtina.

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Life and career

After he studied Academy of film, theater, radio and television in Belgrade.

Isa Qosja is the author of many artistic and documentary films, among the best known is "Proka" which has featured in many international festivals, including the RIFJ Cannes. His second feature film, "Rojat e Mjegullës" (1988) dealt with the suffering and treatment of Albanians in time of the great communist repression.

In 2005 he directed Kukumi.

In 2014 he directed "Tri Dritare dhe Nje Varje" (Three Windows and a Hanging), which became the first Kosovan film to be submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but it didn't get nominated.

Three Windows and a Hanging is a 2014 Kosovan drama film directed by Isa Qosja. It was selected as the Kosovan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. It was the first time that Kosovo submitted a film in this category.

The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.

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