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‘Song Sparrow’ qualifies for Oscar 2021 04 Mar 2020

‘Song Sparrow’ qualifies for Oscar 2021

Iran/Denmark production ‘Song Sparrow’, directed by Farzaneh Omidvarnia, has been qualified for Oscar 2021 after winning the best short animation award at the 20th Lebu International Film Festival in Chile.

French animator holds workshop in Isfahan 02 Sep 2019

French animator holds workshop in Isfahan

French animator Alexandre Athané held a workshop on how to make self-taught short animation films in the Iranian city of Isfahan.

Australian animation on Persian folklore wins at Sydney Filmfest. 19 Jun 2019

Australian animation on Persian folklore wins at Sydney Filmfest.

The short animation ‘Sohrab and Rustum’, by Australian director Lee Whitmore about mythic warriors in ancient Persia, has won the Yoram Gross Animation Award of 2019 Sydney Film Festival.

Iran to attend 2019 Annecy with 3 short animations 10 Jun 2019

Iran to attend 2019 Annecy with 3 short animations

Three Iranian short animations will compete in different sections of the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, slated for June 10-15 in Annecy, France.

Seven animated movies to compete in Isfahan film festival 15 Aug 2018

Seven animated movies to compete in Isfahan film festival

TEHRAN — The organizers of the 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Isfahan have released the international animation lineup. A selection of seven animated movies from different countries will be competing in the international section of the festival running from August 30 to September 5. The lineup includes “Mullewapp 2” by Tony […]

‘Bystander’ goes to San Francisco’s Iranian Film Festival 07 Aug 2018

‘Bystander’ goes to San Francisco’s Iranian Film Festival

Iranian short animation ‘Bystander’ directed by Sheyda Kashi has been accepted into the screening program of 11th Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, US. ‘Bystander’ is about an old man who is living behind a window from where he sees a dark world and remembers his past when he had participated in a revolution. The 8-minute […]

DYTIATKO to showcase ‘The Secret of Butterflies’ 28 Jul 2018

DYTIATKO to showcase ‘The Secret of Butterflies’

The 3D animated Iranian film ‘The Secret of Butterflies’ directed and produced by Ali Tanhaee will take part in DYTIATKO International Children’s Television Festival. The 80-minute adventure/comedy animation narrates the story of an insect named ‘Brownie’ who embarks on a risky and adventurous journey to become a butterfly. The animated film had won two nominations […]

2 Iranian brothers’ animations shortlisted at Italy’s STIFF 14 Jun 2018

2 Iranian brothers’ animations shortlisted at Italy’s STIFF

TEHRAN – Animated pieces ‘Alphabet’ by Kianoush Abedi and ‘The Servant’ by Farnoush Abedi have been shortlisted as semi-finalists at the 2018 San Mauro Torinese Internatioanl Film Festival (STIFF) in Italy. ‘The Servant’, directed by Farnoush Abedi, which has been so far screened at over 100 international festivals and scooped as many as 20 awards, […]

‘Mr. Deer’ wins special animation award at Animafest Zagreb 11 Jun 2018

‘Mr. Deer’ wins special animation award at Animafest Zagreb

 Iranian short animated piece ‘Mr. Deer’ directed by Mojtaba Mousavi has won the Special Animation award at the 28th Animafest Zagreb in Croatia. Directed by Mojtaba Mousavi and produced by Elaheh Farnia, ‘Mr. Deer’ is a 20-minute stop motion animation which utilizes the puppet technique to narrate a story set in an unknown time, in […]

‘Bystander’ wins Best Animation at Russia’s filmfest. 29 May 2018

‘Bystander’ wins Best Animation at Russia’s filmfest.

Iranian short animation ‘Bystander’ directed by Sheyda Kashi has won Best Animation award at the 2018 International Youth Film Festival “Light of the World” in Russia. The International Youth Film Festival ” Light of the World” is one of the largest youth film festivals in Russia, having screened works by 2500 young filmmakers from over 30 […]