Naghmeh Farzaneh is an award winning Iranian filmmaker and animator. After finishing her BFA in painting in her hometown, Tehran, she found the stories she had to tell were bigger than the surface of a canvas. In her exploration for a new medium she began her first animated film. In 2011 she immigrated to the United States to continue filmmaking and earned her MFA in Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Over the years Naghmeh has done extensive work in two-dimensional animation, collaborative works with independent artists and filmmakers, and served on the juries of several international film festivals. Aside from directing her independent films she holds clients such as ACLU, TED-ED and Onasis Foundation in her resume. Naghmeh has served on the faculties of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges prior joining DePaul University.