Susan Gordanshekan is a German filmmaker of Iranian origins. She first studied Communication Design in Germany and France (specializing in video and multimedia-design), but in the course of her studies she realized that her real passion was to make movies. After working for a North German TV Station and a film production company in Berlin, she decided to study film at the University of Television and Film in Munich.
Over the years, she has made several documentaries and three short fiction films. Notably, her documentary Garçons manqués and the short fiction Eisblumen were screened at numerous films festivals worldwide. Eisblumen premiered at 61. Berlinale in the Section Perspektive Deutsches Kino.
In 2013/14 Susan attended as one of six international filmmakers the 27th session of Cinéfondation Residence of Festival de Cannes in Paris where she developed her first feature film „Die defekte Katze“. She shot the film in spring 2017 and is now in postproduction.