Naghmeh Farzaneh is an Iranian animator and filmmaker who entered the animation world after getting her bachelor’s degree in Painting. Studying and working with Iranian painting masters gave Naghmeh the opportunity to start a professional carrier as a concept and background designer for many animation projects in Iran. She begun her first film, trapped in time, as an exercise to learn the medium, the work got an international recognition in many film festivals. In 2011 she immigrated to the United States to continue filmmaking while pursuing her MFA in Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and. Naghmeh's films have been officially selected in many international festivals around the globe including Leeds Internatioanl Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Tricky Women, Tehran International Animation Festival and has won awards at Animateka Festival, 47ht ASIFA EAST Animation Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival to mention the few. Most recently, Naghmeh has done extensive work in two-dimensional animation, creating works on themes related to her immigration out of Iran, as well as collaborative works with independent artists and filmmakers. Naghmeh Farzaneh currently is a faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology.