"As a Director of Photography my main attention is in creating a world which suits to the script.
I'm interested in projects where I can engage myself and absorb the story in order to create the best possible look for the film."

Marie Zahir was born in Vienna and studied performance art in Gießen, Germany and Cinematography in the post-graduate department at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Her collaboration with directors include: Chrisiane Büchner, Nina Kusturica, Carolin Schmitz, Birgit Schulz, Stefan Ramirez Perez, Katharina Mückstein, Johanna Sunder-Plassman & Tama Topias-Macht.

In 2018 she won the national competition award for the best up-and-coming women DoP at the IFFF - International Women's Film Festival Dortmund|Köln with her garduation film Wie ich mich verlor.

The films she has shot were screened at festivals including: Visions du Réel, Camerimage, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Max Ophüls Preis.

Marie lives/works in Cologne and Vienna.

Fluent Languages German | English | French | Spanish

International Experience as Cinematographer Austria | France | Netherlands | Switzerland | United Kingdom | U.S.A.