Born in 1990 in Mitrovica, when Zgjim was 8 years old, he and his family had to flee Kosovo, because their house was burned down during the war. After the war, they didn't have where to go. His mother and father, a plastic surgeon and an electrical engineer, would work day and night to raise the necessary funds for a new home, which they eventually did. Holding a BA and MA from the University of Prishtina in Film and TV directing, Zgjim is also a prolific screenwriter. Having written over 150 episodes for TV and tens of short films. Besides filmmaking, Zgjim was a Film and Drama high school teacher at the American School of Kosovo. His debut short "A Month" (2017) and second short Salon (2019), traveled to over 70 film festivals including Cairo IFF, Atlanta FF, Torino FF, Rhode Island IFF, Brussels SFF, Busan ISFF, New Directors / New Films, TIFF, Hollyshorts etc. He won 10 awards at festivals around the world.
His first feature film in development "2000: A Post-War Odyssey" was selected as part of Berlinale Script Station 2020, Valletta Film Lab 2019 and won a development fund from the Kosovo Cinematography Center.
He is an alumni of Berlinale Talents 2020 and Sarajevo Talents 2016.