Zamarin Wahdat

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Born in Afghanistan and raised in Germany, Zamarin Wahdat attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate film program as a Dean’s Fellow. Her work as a cinematographer screened at numerous film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca. Zamarin participated in the Film Independent Project Involve Fellowship program, where she shot LIBERTY which received the Special Prize of the Berlinale Generation 14plus International Jury 2019. In 2020 she received an Academy Award for the short documentary "Learning how to Skate in a Warzone'' (if you’re a girl), and was selected for the American Society of Cinematographer’s Vision Mentorship Program. Zamarin just finished shooting her feature debut film DESIRE OF THE PREY produced by Junafilm and Elevation in Canada. She is a FACE TO FACE ambassador with German Films and a member of the IFCF (International Collective of Female Cinematographers) and Sporasco.


German (native) | English (fluent) | Dari (native) | Farsi (fluent)


Special Skills

Analog Film | Gimbal

Selected Credits

Desire of the Prey | Feature Film | D: Carly Borgstrom | P: Junafilm, Elevation | Germany, Canada | 2022 

Die Schöffin | TV series | D: Mia Spengler | P: Moovie | Germany | 2021

Tatort Schattenleben | TV feature | D: Mia Spengler | P: Wüste Filmproduktion | Germany | 2021

I am Sara | Feature Documentary | D: Charlie Feldman | P: Doc Days | Germany | 2022

Learning to Skate in a Warzone (if you are a girl) | Mid Length Documentary | 2nd Unit Dop | D: Carol Dysinger | P: Grain Media | UK | 2020

BUCK | Short Film | D: Elegance Bratton, Jovan James| P: Independent | USA | 2019

Liberty | Short Film | D: Faren Humes | P: Film Independent | USA | 2019

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