Simorgh 2017-04-28T07:47:16+00:00

Project Description

Simorgh

Australian Premiere | 2015

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Born 1982 in Shiraz, Iran and currently living in Rochester, NY, award winner director, animator and Student Academy Awards nominee, Meghdad Asadi Lari started his higher education in 2000 by studying Electrical Engineering in Shiraz University and continued to M.Sc. in Communications Engineering.
During his graduate studies, he discovered his passion for graphic design and animation. Familiar with all aspects of aesthetics, his artistic and creative abilities have been recognized by professionals as fast and precise. Not long after completing his technical degrees did he decide to step into the art field as a creative professional.
He started his MFA in Computer Animation and directed and produced several animations which played at festivals worldwide and gained several national and international awards. He finished his MFA degree in 2014 with faculty awards for his thesis film, Simorgh.

Synopsis

Simorgh is a personal adaptation of The Conference of the Birds. A choreographic piece that incorporates Persian music, calligraphic art and ornament designs to tell the traditional Persian story of life that deals with the fragility of self worth.
It centers around a few birds of different breeds, each representative of a particular human characteristic; ego, greed.. . The birds are seemingly satisfied with their perceptions of self, but on a chance journey they each embark upon, they find they are stronger as a community and are strengthened by allowing others to complete their true ‘self’.

Screening with THE PRESIDENT

Festivals

  • Winner – Faculty Award – School of Film and Animation, RIT
  • Winner – Director Special Award – Tehran International Animation Festival
  • Winner – Best Animation Award – Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco, USA
  • Winner – Award of Excellence in Animation – Accolade Awards Competition, USA
  • Semi Finalist – 42nd Student Academy Awards – Oscar
  • Semi Finalist – Adobe Design Achievements Awards – Two categories, USA
  • Animation Award Nominee – Noor Iranian film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
  • Best Art and Experimental Film Nominee – West Chester Film Festival, Pennsylvania
  • Official Selection – Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film – Oscar Qualifying
  • Official Selection – Athens ANIMFEST
  • Official Selection – Big Muddy Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Official Selection – Cannes Short Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Capital City Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Carrboro Film Festival
  • Official Selection – deadCENTER Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Early Birds International Student Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Eastern Breeze International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Festimation – International Animation & New Media Arts Festival
  • Official Selection – Golden Kuker- International Animation Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Hamilton Film Festival
  • Official Selection – London Iranian Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Maryland Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Mica Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Orlando Film Festival
  • Official Selection – San Francisco International Film Festival – Oscar Qualifying
  • Official Selection – San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Savannah Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Silk Road Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
  • Official Selection – SouthEastern Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SPARK Animation Festival
  • Official Selection – StarLite Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Sunscreen Film Festival

Production Team

Director
Meghdad Asadi Lari
Country
USA
Runtime 
4 min
Language
No Dialouge
Premiere Status 
Classification 
 18+
Year
2014
Screenwriter 
Producer
Meghdad Asadi Lari
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast

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