Naghmeh Farzaneh

Assistant Professor // Animation
School of Cinematic Arts
Naghmeh Farzaneh

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Naghmeh Farzaneh is an Iranian filmmaker, art director, and animator based in Chicago. Her independent films have received international recognition and awards in festivals such as Animateka, Heartland, Chicago Children’s Film Festival, Tricky women, Farhang, New Orleans Film, and Oberhausen Film Festival. Her animated short, Scent of Geranium, was premiered by Vimeo and was selected as one of the ten best short films from 2017 by the National Geographic Short Film Showcase. Over the last decade, Naghmeh has extensively collaborated with independent artists and filmmakers. She has held key roles as a director and art director for clients such as The New Yorker, Meow Wolf, Sesame Workshop, ACLU, TED-ED, and Onassis Foundation. In 2020 she was the animation art director of the feature documentary In the Dark of the Valley, which received an Emmy nomination for outstanding Social Issue Documentary.

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