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How to fight in a war without weapons? “Fighter“ is about a young man who must overcome his own fear in order to save his people.

Director Biography

Kimia Eyzad Panah ( born 1990 in Teheran, Iran) is an Iranian-German filmmaker.She wrote stories from an early age. At age 13 she already wrote science-fiction stories for the successful scientific schoolbook “Together with science“. At age 15 Eyzad Panah shot her first short film „C for Cheating“ and was awarded the prize for “Best Film” at the Student Film Festival in Teheran. In 2011, she emigrated to Germany. She received her master degree in Visual Communication, specializing in Film and Tv, from university of art in Kassel. Her short films focus on human- and women’s rights and were shown at international film festivals, being awarded prizes like “Outstanding Achievement Award” and “Best Women’s Film”.


  • Kimia Eyzad Panah Screenplay/Director/Producer

  • Pascal Peters Director of Photography

  • Sandro Japaridze Key Cast

  • Aliaksei Paluyan Executive Producer

  • Isabel Blum Script/Continuity

  • Aria Azizi Lighting Technician

  • Mohammad Sangeneh Lighting Technician

  • Khatia Kurasbediani Set Designer

  • Kawar Murad Set Dekorator

  • Jonas Reinhart Sound Design


  • Project Type: Short, Student

  • Runtime: 12 minutes 54 seconds

  • Completion Date: March 7, 2016

  • Country of Origin: Germany

  • Country of Filming: Germany

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: Yes


  • The Globe International Silent film festival Teheran Iran, Islamic Republic of May 1, 2016 World premiere

  • 28th VISIONALE HESSEN 2016 ,Category Young Professionals Frankfurt Germany November 12, 2016 German Premiere

  • *Outstanding Achievement Award* The Berlin Flash Film Festival Berlin Germany December 27, 2016

  • Arc Film Festival Mainz Germany April 21, 2017

  • Roma Cinema Doc Rome Italy May 7, 2017

  • Opus Aquanett Kulturfestival Magdeburg Magdeburg Germany June 15, 2017

  • Mini Kino Film Week Bali Indonesia October 7, 2017

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