Erenik studied at the Tirana Academy of Arts where he earned a master's degree in film directing. His graduation film was Seed Money, a short film written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). He participated in the Sarajevo Talent Campus as a screenwriter, where he developed the short film Reverse which was produced a year later by the Sarajevo Film City. Reverse received awards for best film at ISFF Drama and the Cinematic Achievement award at ISFF Thessaloniki. In 2013, he wrote and directed the short film Alphonso which was screened at festivals such as the Vancouver International Film Festival and ISFF Brussels, among others. His next short film Bon Appétit was nominated for the Méliès D'Argent at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, selected at aapsalu, Dokufest, Lund and many others.His latest short film, The Van, was in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival and many other festivals such as the Melbourne International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival and is currently being screened at festivals around the world. His films portray the inner struggles of characters in the face of the socio-political space they inhabit, ultimately leading to disturbing decisions that define them as comic, tragic or grotesque portraits of society. Erenik currently lives and works in Tirana, Albania.

After dark

AFTER DARK, begins as a love story between Anna and Tom set in Tirana. But nothing is so simple: the country is facing abusive expropriations and Tom is confronted with Anna's true nature - a vampire.


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