Saimir Bajo has a long and varied career in filmmaking and directing. Originally a graduate of the University of Tirana, he also has a diploma in directing from Prague's Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU).
From 2005 to 2006, Saimir was professor of Film Direction and Film History at the Art Academy of Tirana. Since 2008 he has taught film direction at Prague Film School., and since 2015 he has also been director of the documentary department at FAMO in Pisek.
Saimir has appeared a number of times on the juries of international competitions, including the Tirana International Short Film Festival, and Dokufest, the international documentary festival in Kosovo.
He was assistant director of the 2003 Albanian-German-French co-production 'Dear Enemy', writer and director of 'Iona' (selected for the 2004 Berlin Film festival), and writer and director of 'Once upon a Time in the Balkans' (Sarajevo film Festival 2005).