A Film by Peiman Zekavat


Private video of Maria goes viral during a volleyball class in a school in Lima, in the country that cyberbullying is becoming more common and bullies abuse fellow students without fear of retribution as students are hesitant to admit they have been bullied because teachers may blame the victim. Most bullying occurs between the ages of eleven and fifteen.


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    Peiman Zekavat

    Peiman Zekavat is a London based filmmaker and cinematographer, with experience across a variety of film and TV genres. Both his fictional films and observational documentaries focus on social and humanitarian issues.

    In 2016 he filmed and directed a six-episode documentary series about the environmental destruction of the Amazon rainforest which broadcast on Al Jazeera, Fox Spain, TVB Hong Kong and CBC Canada.

    His 2017 short documentary 'Timbo' about the effect of dam building by international energy companies on indigenous lands in Brazilian Amazon, premiered at 'Barcelona Human Right Film Festival' and later screened at major environmental and human rights film festivals and won him various awards such as best short documentary, best cinematography, and best director.

    In 2018, Canon UK commissioned him to shoot and direct a four-episode documentary series about the world's first female lead expedition to locate the source of the third
    largest river in South America, the Essequibo river in Guyanese Amazon.

    His recent short fiction project ‘Fifteen' which deals with the aftermath of online bullying among teenagers in Peru, had its international premiere at 44th edition of Oscar qualifying ‘Odense Film Festival’ and selected for main competition at 62nd edition of ‘BFI London Film Festival’.

    He is currently working on his next fictional short film based on child abuse issues in the UK.

Awards + Festivals

  • EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, London, UK)April 14, 2018
  • 42nd ODENSE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, International Premiere, Odense, Denmark)August 27, 2018
  • 62nd BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)October 13, 2018
  • 20th BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Long Listed, UK)October 31, 2018
  • 32nd LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leeds, UK)November 2, 2018
  • 26th ALTER-NATIVE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mures, Romania)November 7, 2018
  • 16th LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)January 12, 2019
  • 12th BRITISH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)January 27, 2019
  • 4th MEDELLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - FESTMEDALLO (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)February 14, 2019
  • 15th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)March 18, 2019
    14th DIECIMINUTI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ceccano, Italy)March 19, 2019
  • 4th HELL CHESS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Andalucía, Spain)September 13, 2019
  • 34th BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Young Audience Program, Brest, France)November 12, 2019
  • 4th SAINT-PIERRE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Pierre, France)November 13, 2019



Peiman Zekavat
Peiman Zekavat
Yani Roncal Villanueva
Director of Photography
Peiman Zekavat
Art Direction
Martin Ramires
Costume Design
Ángel Ledezma
Alejandro Rodrigues
Matthew Cooper
Sound Design
Rob Szeliga


Kelly Analy


Running Time
10 minutes
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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