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Ali Akbar Sadeghi (Painter&Animator)

Bornin Tehran,1937.His animations have won numerous awards from the most well-known festival throughout the world. He has participated in over 40 solo and group exhibitions around the world, over seven volumes of books on the collection of his works has been published. He has been a member of jury panels in over 10 festivals worldwide. In 2009, he was recognized as an outstanding cultural figure and contributor to Iranian art and culture by the ministry of Culture in Iran.


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Abolfazl Razani (Animator and Director) 

 Born in Borojerd , 1947. He has started his careerby making a 6 part series named “MahPishooni” for National Iranian TV. Since 1971, he has directed 20 independent films, 2 four- part series, 5 short feature and educational animation for children and young adults. Directing the 12 parts KAR vaAndisheh series is one his important works.

 He has participated in many national and international festivals and won some awards, like: Bilbao, Krakow, Gijon, Hiroshima, Shanghai, Animadrid, Fajr and Tehran International Animation Festival. He has been a jury member in different festivals.

Researching in folklore literature, producing radio programs, photography and teaching animation are some of other areas of his works. Now, he is a member of Iran and International ASIFA and General Manger of Tehran Film Workshop.

 

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Saeed Tavakolian (University Lecturer  and Writer)

He was born in shirvan in 1952. After school he left for UK to study and work in the fields of photography and animation. After graduation in Design and Audio and Visual Communication, he returned to Iran in 1980 where he established animation Dept. in IRIB Faculty. He did his MA in the subject of Animation in TarbiatModaress University and continuously occupied in teaching animation. He is a member of International Society of Animation Studies and has active participation in National and International Animation festivals. Tavakolian was the jury member of Zagreb Animation Film Festival 2008. He is a ASIFA member, where he was a chairman of the board of Directors of ASIFA IRAN between 2005-2007.

He has been Executive producer of sixty five part program on Animation for Chanel 4. He is the author of a number of Articles on Animation, {Awakening of Dreams},{ Hundred Years of Animation},{ Memorable Single Frames} are amongst books he has written and translated.