Selection Committee

Amin Haghshenas 

Born 1985, Oroumia. He started his animation career in 2000 and acted as director, artistic director, animator, story board and character designer in dozens of animation productions and has already made more than seventy short promotional animation pieces.

As an indie animation filmmaker, Haghshenas has produced some music videos and animation web-series won numerous prizes in national and internaional fim festivals. He has been tutor in dozens of masterclasses and workshops on 2D Animation, Idea Development, Direction skills, andmusic video production. 

 Hossein Molayemi 

Born 1982. Graduated MA in Animation Filmmaking at Tehran Univrsity of Art (TUA). Launched his career in 2003, made dozens of shorts, animation series and commercials. Molayemi has acted as the first head of scientific committee of animation fim in TUA, still teaching various MA courses in several universities and institutions. He has been awarded in many national and internation film festivals.  


Sareh Shafipour 

Born 1981, Kerman. BA in Graphic design at college of fine arts, University of Tehran & MA in animation at Tarbiat Modarres University. She has made dozens of animation films during ten years of her collaboration with Rai Avin Studio.  Some of her most-awarded and internationally-known films are The Scary Night of Lomo, The Tree, Above the Gray Clouds, Light of the Dome. She has been acclaimed and awarded in numeous national film festivals as well.


Shahram Heydarian 

Born 1972. BA in Photography, MA in Art Study and the recipient of honorary MA in arts from Iran Ministry of Culture. From 2017, acting as director of Rey Art Academy at Raimon Studio, and collaborating as freelance animation producer with Hoor animation Company.  He has won several awards in various national and international film festivals. “Warmaker” and “Olympic Torch” are of his notable titles. He is an active wildlife documentary filmmaker as well. 

Shiva Momtahan 

Shiva Momtahen launched her animation career in 1998 with making short and feature films & TV series. She has been awarded in numerous national and international film festivals and acted as juror in some film events. Along with Sima, her sister, she is running Avarand animation studio. Shiva has been lecturer in animation departments of some university as well. 


Farnoosh Abedi  

Born 1985. BA graduate in theatre study at fine arts & architecture faculty of Islamic Azad University. he started his animation career in 2002 and already made more than 20 short animation films. His films have been shown in more than 350 national and international film festivals and won more than 120 awards.


Mehdi Shiri 

Born 1989. started her professional career in 2006 as painter and animator, currently working as an interdisciplinary artist. Participated in dozens of collective and solo exhibitions in the field of painting and video art. Shiri explores intersections of painting and animation as his main area of interest.