Virgil Widrich

Virgil Widrich, born 1967 in Salzburg, works on numerous multimedia and film productions.
His first feature film is “Heller als der Mond” (“Brighter than the Moon”). His short film “Copy Shop” won 35 international awards and was nominated for the Oscar. “Fast Film” premiered in Cannes 2003 and won 36 awards until today. His newest feature film is “Night of a 1000 Hours” (2016).


Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar was born in Spain, in 1975. Scriptwriter, storyboarder, director, editor and postproduction artist. Over ten years in animation, 86 international awards with the last four short films, also candidate to Spanish Goya awards producing “Perpetuum Mobile”. His short films were named “To be born” and “Villa Mnemósine”. He is now working in his first feature film.


Vahid mortazavi

Vahid Mortazavi is an Iranian film writer, blogger, and translator, based in the US. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. His writings have been published in different Iranian and English-language journals, including Reverse Shot, Fandor, and Fireflies. Between 2011 and 2016, he was one of the editors of Filmkhaneh quarterly. He passionately writes about experimental and independent cinema and film history.


Hoda Esnaashari

Born in 1977, Graduated from Tarbiat Modares University, animation branch. She had also studied a one-year course of animation in National Film School of Poland. Worked as the animator of “Danny boy” directed by Marek Skrobecki. She had directed few Experiental shorts and animations. She is also active in teaching and research in animation field in Iran.  Now working on her next puppet animation.


Fereshteh parnian

Studied in Art university of Tehran, Faculty of Cinema and Theater, Her first film was named “Happy Birthday”. Her second short “After the class”(2013) gained a great deal of attention worldwide although was not successful nationally. Her film “Aram” was nominated in Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation 2016.

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