Naghmeh Farzaneh

Filmmaker, Animator, Educator

Immigration is a new chapter in one's life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one's life down paths different from the one imagined. This film is an autobiographical account of the director's experience with immigration.

'Scent of Geranium' is this week's Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it here:

Winner, Youth Jury Award, 34th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, IL,2017
Winner, Audience Award, Best short animated film, San Francisco Independent Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Special Mention, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2017
Finalist, 60th CINE Golden Eagle, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
Winner, Best film in the Elephant Program, Animateka Festival, Slovenia, 2016
Winner, Best animated Short Film, Hong Kong Art-house Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Best Student Director, Sand Francisco Frozen Film Festival, CA, 2017
Winner, 2nd place, student Films, 47th ASIFA East Animation Festival, New York, NY, 2016
Winner, Faculty Award, School of Film and Animation, RIT, Rochester, NY, 2016
Winner, Designation in Fine art - Animation/Semi Finalist, Adobe Achievement Award, 2016
Finalist, Heartland Film Festival , Indianapolis, 2016
Special Jury Award, New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans, 2016
Jury Special Mention, Festival du film court en plein air de Grenoble, France, 2017

SIFFCY (Smile Int’l Film Festival for Children & Youth, New Delhi, India, 2017
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, Netherlands, 2017
Bucharest Short Film Festival, Romania, 2017
London International Animation Festival, UK, 2017
9th San Jose International Short Film Festival, CA, 2017
10th Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz Art, 2017
Animaphix, Palermo, Italy, 2017
13th GIRAF Animation Festival, Calgary, Canada, 2017
13th World Festival of Animated Film, Varna, 2017
Sharjah International Children's Film Festival, United Arab Emirates, 2017
Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017
25th Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2017
ITFS- 24th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2017
57th ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL, Czech Republic, 2017
La Guarimba International Film Festival, Italy,  2017
Northwest Animation Festival, Oregon, 2017
VAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin, 2017
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME), New Mexico, 2017
Universe Multicultural Film Festival, CA, 2017
63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2017
The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, 2017
Columbus International Film and video Festival, Ohio, 2017
Animac, Mostra Internacional de Cinema D’Animacio’ de Catallunua, 2017
Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey, 2017
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, 2017
Festival du film court en plein air de Grenoble, France, 2017
Tricky Women Festival, Austria, 2017
Drawtastic’s 2D or not 2D Animation Festival, Seattle,WA, 2017
30th Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK, 2016
Manchester Animation Festival, UK, 2016
Animation Block party, Brooklyn, 2016
VOID - International Animation Film Festival
Savannah Film Festival , Savannah, 2016
Reggio Film Festival, Italy, 2016
Peace Builder Film Festival, New Delhi, India, 2016
Orlando Film Festival, 2016
Manhattan Independent Film Festival, New York, 2016
South Texas Underground Film Festival,2016
RIT Honor Show, Rochester institute of Technology,NY, 2016
Euro Fest, European International Film Festival,St. Petersburg, Russia 2016
Iranian Film Festival Zurich , 2016
Anibar Animation Festival, Albania, 2016
Immigration film Festival, DC, 2016
Athens ANIMFEST, Athens, Greece, 2016
Anifilm, Troben , Czech Republic, 2016
Golden kuker-Sofia" Festival, Bulgaria, 2016
Doc Sunback Film Festival, Mulvane, Kansas, 2016
Film Score and Scruffy City Film & Music festival, Knoxville, TN, 2016
Capital City Film Festival, Lansing, MI,2016
La Feminista Series, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
TAAFI, Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Toronto, Canada,2016
Vaughan Film Festival, Vaughan, Canada, 2016
Los Angeles CineFest, CA, 2016