Five Iranian animations compete in Annecy
The Annecy International Animation Festival is the most important one globally. This year, it is hosting five animations from Iran, entitled “The Elephant King”, “ Mr Deer”, “Run Rostam Run”, “Roobi and chickens”, and “The last fiction”.
Iranian animations shine in Russia and Bulgaria
Iranian animation makers have an active presence in global festivals these days. The animation "The Bystander" made by Sheyda Kashi is the finalist of the Russian animation festival, and "Pet Man," won the Best Environmental Animation award in Bulgaria.
“I am a hero” selected by Epic Game
“I am a hero”, an animation produced by Guela Studios in 12 parts, has been selected by Epic Games and the production of its second season will soon begin. A member of the Guela Studios animation group, Alireza Shams, told Persia Digest: “I am a hero” is a set of animations 200 minutes long. It is that last work by Guela Studios and has been selected by the American company Epic Game as one of the best works produced using this company’s software.
“Pet man” at the USA and Mexico Festivals
The animation “Pet man”, directed by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar, has already received numerous awards at international festivals and has now found its way into the Arizona International Film Festival in the USA and Cinema Planeta, International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico.
Eight Iranian films at Athens Animfest
Eight Iranian films have been admitted to the 13th Athens Animfest in Greece. a“Alphabet” by Kianush Amiri, “Blowing in the wind” by Hajir Asadi, and “Wuthering heights” by Shirin Ashtari are but a few of the films being screened here.
Coffee house paintings by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi
Following the exhibition of statues by Tony Cragg at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, the venue is now host to a series of works by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi.The exhibition takes a look at the visual culture and modern and contemporary art of Iran by displaying his seventy years of works as a painter, animator, sculptor, and poet.
Iranian “Suzanban” switchman in Swiss Festival
The animation “Suzanban” [Wwitchman] by Mahdi Khorramian has been admitted to the Swiss “Second Videos Film Festival” in the short fiction category. As reported by Mehr News Agency, the first edition of this Festival will take place on 26 May 2018 on the banks of Lac Lucerne.
“Soda-ye Simorgh” shortlist announced
Ebrahim Darughezadeh, Secretary of the 36th Fajr Film Festival, announced the shortlist for “Soda-ye Simorgh Award” at a special ceremony.
Darughezadeh said that the jury in this edition of the Festival has selected 22 feature films out of 67, one animation, and two documentaries for the
“Empty view” best animation from Iran in US
“Empty view, written and directed by Ali Zare Qanatnowi, has won the Best Animation and Best Film Music awards from the Los Angeles Film Festival. The music has been composed by Mohammad-Reza Aligholi.
Iranian film best animation in Italy
Following its success as Best Animation at the Fort McMurry Festival, “Release from Heaven” directed by Ali Noori-Oskuei has won Best Animation at the Oniros Film Awards 2017 in Italy.
Animation on Iran at 2018 Oscars
An animation about Iran is on the list of the Best Animated Features for the 2018 Oscars.
As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the list of 26 names for the 90th Oscar Academy includes the animation on Iran entitled: “Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming”. The feature has been directed and produced by Ann Marie Fleming in Canada.
Iran animation for peace wins in Mexico
“Mr A” from Iran wins The Veracruz Film Festival Best Animation Award.