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 5 TV shows, tens of TV ads and screenplays. He also writes film reviews for different online platforms including the prominent "Taste of Cinema". Besides filmmaking, his other passion is teaching, Zgjim teaches Film and Drama in the American School of Kosova.