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Robert Budina


Robert Budina was born in Korca, Albania, and works as an independent film producer, director, scriptwriter. He was graduated in the Academy of Arts, Theater Directing. He has directed and written several theater plays.

Together with Sabina Kodra formed ERAFILM PRODUCTION Company in 2001. Robert has also filed numerous roles as producer, executive producer, and supervisor production in various international coproductions.

Robert directed his first short film “LULEBORË”, participating in 40 film festivals all over the world and collecting several awards such as Best Film in Algarve, Portugal and Best Male Actor in Tanger, Morocco. “AGON” the first feature film of Robert Budina, was screened in more than 30 festivals worldwide and was awarded as Best Script in SEE a PARIS.

“Agon” was the Albanian Nomination for the OSCARS in 2014.

Robert Budina’s second feature film, “A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS”,

had has the world premiere in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, in the Official Competition, November 2018. After the film partecipated in many other festivals worldwide collecting awards such as, Global Visual  Award  in Cinequest Film & Creativity Film Festival in San Jose, Usa, Best Film in La Valletta International Film Festival, Malta, Best  Film,  Best Actor, Best Actress in PriFilmFest, Kosovo, Best Music and Sound Mix in Mediteranian Film Festival Valencia, Spain. “A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS”, is the first Albanian speaking language film distributed in German territories for more than six months, collecting around 20.000 admissions, Albania

5.000 admissions, broadcasted in Digitalb Albania, Albanian National Tv RTSH and HBO.

The TV series THE SQUARE OF POWER written and directed by Robert Budina in 2021 was broadcasted in the biggest Albanian National Tv KLAN, having an average audience tracking of 35 %. Robert Budina is currently in postproduction of his third feature film “WATERDROP”.


2024 Director/scriptwriter

  • WATEDROP feature film

2022 Production supervisor

  • ONE OF US feature film by Ergys Meta

2021 Director/scriptwriter

  • THE SQUARE OF POWER mini tv series

2020 Production supervisor

  • MY NAME IS SONILA short film by Suela Bako

2019 Production supervisor

  • THE GOOD MAN short film by Ergys Meta

2018 Director/scriptwriter


2017 Production supervisor

  • HANDS IN POCKET short film by Ergys Meta

2016  Production  supervisor

  • THE DINNER short film by Suela Bako

2016 Production supervisor

  • SHIRT SLEEVES short film by Suela Bako

2016 Production supervisor

  • BROKEN feature film by Edmond Budina

2015 Production supervisor

  • SWORN VIRGIN feature film Laura Bispuri

2014 Production supervisor

  • BOTA feature film by Iris Elezi & Thomas Logoreci

2014 Producer

  • THE PATH short film by James Dusi

2013 Executive  producer

  • MILLENIUM mini tv series by Besnik Bisha

2012 Director/scriptwriter

  • AGON feature film

2012 Actor Himself

  • LA NAVE DOLCE documentary by Daniele Vicari

2011 Production supervisor

  • BALKAN BAZAR feature film by Edmond Budina

2011 Actor The husband

  • AMNISTY feature film by Bujar Alimani

2010 Production supervisor

  • THE FORGIVNES OF BLOOD feature film by Joshua Marston

2009 Production supervisor

  • THE POWER OF THE POOR documentary by Jim Taylor

2009 Production supervisor

  • LENIN AND US feature film by Saimir Kumbaro

2008 Production supervisor

  • IN ALBANIA documentary by Loredana Bianconi

2008 Director/scriptwriter

  • SPIDERMAN 5 short film

2007 Production supervisor

  • ALBANIA documentary by Khaled Barsawoui

2004 Director/scriptwriter

  • LULEBORË short film

2003 Production supervisor

  • LITTORAL feature film by Wajdi Mowad

2003 Coproducer

  • LETTERS IN THE WIND feature film by Edmond Budina

2001 Founder

  • ERAFILM production company