Zara Zandieh, director, director of photography, Berlin
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About Zara Zandieh

Zara Zandieh works as an independent filmmaker in Berlin. She studied cinematography at the film school filmArche in Berlin, works as a cinematographer/camera woman for other filmmakers, directs films, makes image films for organizations and gives workshops on filmmaking.

Projects as director

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2018The Sea Runs Thru My VeinsExperimental FilmZara ZandiehZara Zandieh Produktion [de]
2018Caring is Sharing - 10 und Mehr MissyCrowdfunding-VideoZara ZandiehZara Zandieh Produktion [de]
2016Dragons in Gardens - DiamondMusic VideoZara ZandiehZara Zandieh Produktion [de]
2014Was ist Kreuzberg?ReportZara ZandiehKanka Productions
2014LesMigraS - Was sagst Du dazu?CommercialZara ZandiehLesbenberatung Berlin e.V. [de]
2014HappinessShort DocumentaryZara ZandiehFilmarche Berlin e.V.
2012Under ConstructionVideo InstallationZara ZandiehZara Zandieh Produktion [de]
2011Fragments of AvaShort FilmZara ZandiehFilmarche Berlin e.V.

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2018Caring is Sharing - 10 und Mehr MissyCrowdfunding-VideoZara ZandiehZara Zandieh Produktion [de]editor
2016#DirenayolDocumentaryRüzgâr BuşkiKanka Productionsassistant editor
2014Fucking BerlinIndie Feature FilmFlorian GottschickArenico Productions GmbH [de]lighting technician / electrician
2014Was ist Kreuzberg?ReportMultipleKanka Productionseditor
2014LesMigraS - Was sagst Du dazu?CommercialMultipleLesbenberatung Berlin e.V. [de]editor
2013#DirenayolDocumentaryRüzgâr BuşkiKanka Productions2nd AD crowd (local system)
2012ZimaShort FilmMarcus HeepFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]lighting technician / electrician
2011MomentumShort FilmBoris SeewaldSeewald & Hanna UG [de]lighting technician / electrician

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2019The Sea Runs Thru My VeinsAchtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Awards [de]Wettbewerb Kurz- und Mittellanger FilmNominated
2019The Sea Runs Thru My VeinsLas Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival [us]Bester KurzfilmpreisWinner
2019The Sea Runs Thru My VeinsTLV Fest [il]Queer Documentary ShortsNominated
2016HappinessAchtung BerlinKurzfilmNominated
2015HappinessDOK LeipzigKurzer Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm - Dt. WettbeNominated

Basic data

NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish French German Persian / Farsi
Experience abroadEastern Europe: Poland
Southern Europe: Turkey
Southeast Asia: Afghanistan
Western Europe: Great Britain
LicencesB (car) [eu]
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
Accommodation possibilitiesAthens, Barcelona, Beirut, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Marseille, Mexico-City, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Teheran, Tel Aviv, Toulouse