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Location:San Jose, California, United States
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Farkhondeh Torabi
Award-Winning Animation director
Video ? film ? television
An internationally-acclaimed Iranian animation director whose work has been
widely recognized and honored. Proven track record to produce innovative
animation in variety of media. Combines a visionary creative philosophy with
outstanding technical skills, strong leadership abilities and a true passion for
animation excellence.
Professional highlights
? Conceived, wrote and directed animated short films since 1991 that were
awarded in difference elite film festivals including: the International
Animated Film Festival of Annecy (France), Chicago International Children's
Film Festival, WorldFest International Film Festival (Houston), Cineanima-
Festival of cartoon film of Espinho (Portugal), Festival of film of Cairo
(Egypt), International Festival of Leipzig (Germany), International Festival of
film of Vancouver (Canada), etc.
? Three of her animated short films are published in a single DVD in France:
Les contes de la mère poule (Tales of Mother Hen). The DVD is aimed for
educational use especially for young children in kindergarten and has been
critiqued by many art magazines: “Not to be missed”, Figaroscope, "Tales
from the mother hen is aimed primarily at little children who should not
remain indifferent to the simple and touching poetry of these short movies
beautifully made from textile components”, studio, “Three pearls of
intelligence and humor, where invention and creativity are at the service of
imagination and poetry”, le courrier art et essai, etc.
? “Iranian Animators, Noureddin Zarrinkelk, Farkhondeh Torabi, History of
Iranian Animation, Farsheed Ashouri “, by Book LLC.
? The animation society calls her: "mother of animation of Iran". This is vs. Mr.
Zarinkelk who his work undoubtedly affected Iranian animation the most.
Professional History
Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, 1991 – 2009
Tehran, Iran
? Animation Director (1993 – 2009)
? Assistant Director (1991 – 1993)
Advanced rapidly to the position of Animation Director with responsibility for
creative design direction including story and script, visual concept, character
development and camera layout.
? Scriptwriter, Animation and Art Director for The Sprout (Rishe, 2005, cut-out
technique with sand and stone, 35mm)
? Scriptwriter, Animation and Art Director for Shangoul and Mangoul (2000,
cut-out technique with special Persian embroidered textile, 35mm)
? Scriptwriter, Animation and Art Director for The Rainbow Fish (Mahi-e-
Rangin Kaman, 1998, cut-out technique with fabric, 35mm)
? Scriptwriter, Animation and Art Director for The Thirsty Crow (Kalah-eteshne,
1996, computer animation)
? Scriptwriter, Animation and Art Director for Health brings Joy (Salamati
may-e-neshat Ast, 1994, computer animation)
? Scriptwriter, Animation and Art Director for Flight (Parvaz, 1993, cut-out
technique with wood)
? Assistant Director for Lili Hosak (1992, cut-out technique with paper patterns
inspired by Persian carpets)
Awards
She has won numerous awards up to now. Here are a few only for her animation
film Shangoul and Mangoul:
? Plaque of Merit, The International Animated Film Festival of Annecy, 2000,
France
? Certificate of merit (adult jury prize), Chicago International Children's Film
Festival, 2000, USA
? Silver Poznan goats for best animated film, international competition, Ale
Kino young audience film festival Poznan, 2001, Poland
? Golden Cairo for the best animation, Cairo international film festival for
children, 2001, Egypt
? Best Asian film, Pusan International Film Festival, 2001, Korea
? Silver Elephant award for the best animated film, international children’s film
festival, Hyderabad, 2001, India
? Tadgell’s BlueBell honor award (best film or video made by adults about or
for children), Auburn international film and video festival for children and
young adults, 2001, Australia
? Golden Butterfly and two Certificates of Merit and Appreciation from 15th
Isfahan film festival for children and young adults, Iran
? Three Crystal Birds from 2nd Tehran international animation festival, Iran
? Mention speciale du jury festival du film d’animation, pour la jeunesse,
France
? Award of best short animation film from golden Palmetto international film
festival
? Award of best film from 15th Zagreb international film festival
? Award of best short film from 5th Sousse international film festival for
childhood and youth, Tunisia
? Award of best film from visamburg international film festival
? Bronze prize from 34th WorldFast international film festival, Houston, 2001,
USA
? Best Asian film, pizaf international film festival
? Special award for new technique from 15th Burganberes international film
festival
? Young Cinema, Special Prize of the Handicraft's Organization, elected by
ASIFA, 2000, Tehran, Iran
? Grand Prize (Children's Jury Prize), Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma
d'Animation de Wissembourg, 2001, France
? Best Films Prize, Zagreb, 2002, Croatia
Education
? Master of Art in Animation, Institute for Intellectual Development of children
and young adults, Tehran, Iran, 1988
? Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran, 1985
Skills
? Technical skills: Anime studio, Flash, Photoshop, Adobe CS, Premiere
? Artistic skills: Script writing, Animation
Skills (2) Rating
Animation
Digital Art