Marie Zahir

+49 176 81 03 83 26


Marie Zahir was born in Vienna and studied from 2003 to 2010 at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen. From 2010 to 2012, she worked for Cinegrell, a Swiss camera rental company and worked as a camera assistant. From 2013 to 2017 she studied picture design at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. During her studies, Marie Zahir shot 19 short films in a wide variety of genres as a graphic designer. The films shot by Marie Zahir were i.a. shown at Visions du Réel Nyon and Camerimage. In 2018 she won the National Competition for best up-and-coming DoP in the field of feature film at the IFFF with her diploma film "How I lost myself" (D: Sarah Weber).


German | English | French | Spanish

Special Skills

16mm | 35mm | Skiing | Ice Scating

Selected Credits

Muster im Gemenge | documentary | D: Christiane Buchner | Germany | 2019

Program | short feature | D: Adrian Witzel | KHM | Germany | 2019

Apex | experimental | D: Stefan Ramírez-Perez | Germany | 2019

How I lost myself | short feature | D: Sarah Weber | P: KHM | Germany | 2018

The fear of dying in transit | documentary | D: Ian Purnell | P: KHM | Germany | 2018

Mario | feature | B-Unit | D: Marcel Gisler | P: Triluna Films | Switzerland | 2018

The Hopscotch | short feature | D: Mo Jager | P: KHM | Germany | 2014


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