BIOGRAPHY

Born in Isfahan, Iran in 1981, Omid received a BA in Animation from Iran’s National TV Academy in 2005 and an MA in Animation from Luzern University of Applied Science and Arts in 2010.
His Trilogy “Zero Degree”, “Labyrinth” and “Parasite” received several awards from the international animation film festivals around the world. He also worked as an art director for a number of television news channels.

EDUCATION

HSLU (Luzern University of Applied Science and Arts) - MA
IRIBU (Iran’s National TV Academy) - BA
Cavendish College – 3D Animation Certificate

 

FILMOGRAPHY

All the Winters I haven't Seen 2014, 3D computer animated film, 17' (Director/Executive Producer)
BobbyLoo, 2013, 3D computer Animated TV Series, 26*10’ (Director/Executive Producer)
Parasite 2009, 3D computer animated film, 8'30'' (Writer/Director/Executive Producer)
Labyrinth 2007, 3D computer animated film, 9'20'' (Director/Executive Producer)
Zero Degree 2005, 3D computer animated film, 8'(Writer/Director/Executive Producer)
White Magpie 2004, short animation film, 2’ (Writer/Director/Executive Producer)
A Piece of Paradise, 2003, short film, 8’ (Writer/Director/Executive Producer)

 

ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

  • Interview on “TV Branding and motion graphics” IRIB TV, Amoozesh CH.  Oct 2016 (Per)
  • Interview on “All the Winters I haven’t Seen”, Animation Magazine, Iran’s DEFC July,2016 (per)
  • Interview on “All the Winters I haven’t Seen”, IRIB channel 4, TV Show, May,2016 (per)
  • Interview on “War Elements in Animation Film Making” IRIB Channel 2, September 2015 (Per)
  • Interview on “the trilogy”: Propersia website, May 2012 (Per)
  • Article on “Parasite” Istanbul Animation Festival: Pilban, Dec 2011 (Per)
  • Interview on “Parasite”: Shabake Honar (Persian Magazine), Oct 2011 (Per)
  • Article on “Parasite” :Swiss national Film Book, Jul 2011 (En-Gr)
  • Interview on “the trilogy”: animationdata website, Sep 2011 (Per)
  • Interview on “the trilogy”: animak website, Apr 2011 (Per)
  • Interview on “Parasite”: Javan Newspaper, Mar 2011 (Per)
  • Interview on “Parasite”: Animation Reporter magazine, Jul 2011 (Eng)
  • Interview on “Parasite” in Switzerland: Pilban, Dec 2009 (Per)
  • Interview on “Parasite”: Luzerner Zeitung (Local Newspaper), Dec 2009 (Ger)
  • Article on “Acting in Animation”: Luzern Int. animation Academy, Dec 2009 (Eng)
  • Article on “Parasite Research Process”: Swiss Design Network Symposium, Nov 2009 (Eng)
  • General Interview with Omid Khoshnazar: Resalat Persian Newspaper, 12 Oct 2009 (Per)
  • Article on “Iranian Animation History”: Hochschule Luzern, BA section, Jan 2010 (Eng)
  • Article on “Zero Degree” in Italian Animation Festival: Pilban, Mar 2006 (Per)
  • Article on “Zero Degree”: by Taylor Jessen in awn.com, Sep 2006 (Eng)
  • Interview on “Zero Degree” Pilban, Nov 2005 (Per)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

-Best Animation in Bilbao Film Festival - 2005 (Spain), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Magma Film Festival - 2005 (Italy), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Ibda'a award - 2006 (UAE), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Iran Cinema Ceremony - 2006 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Iran Students film Festival - 2006 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Nuits du Cinema - 2006 (Switzerland), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Fantasia film festival - 2006 (Canada), Zero Degree
-Special mentioned of jury in Seoul film festival - 2006 (Korea), Zero Degree
-Best Digital animation in London Animation Festival - 2006 (UK), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Zimbabwe short film festival - 2006 (Zimbabwe), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Mini Film Festival - 2006 (UAE), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Tehran short film Festival - 2006 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Grand prize of 5th International Student film and Photo Festival - 2006 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Grand Prize in 1st Moghaemat virtual arts festival - 2006 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Best Script award in 5t Tehran international Animation Festival- 2007 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Silver prize for Best National Animation in 5th TIAF - 2007 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Bronze prize for international section in 5t TIAF - 2007 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Nominee for the best Sound Designing in 5th TIAF - 2007 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Nominee for the best Movement in 5th Tehran Int. Animation Festival - 2007 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Nominee for the best short film in 25th International Fajr Film Festival - 2007 (Iran), Zero Degree
-Nominee for the best Social and edu film of the year in "Pulcinella awards" - 2006 (Italy), Zero Degree
-Best Animation in Tehran Animation Festival 2009 (Iran), Labyrinth
-Best Sound Award in Fantoche Animation festival 2007 (Switzerland), Labyrinth
-Best Animation in Mini Film Festival 2007 (UAE), Labyrinth
-Best Sound Award in Iranian Cinema Award- Animation Section 2008 (Iran), Labyrinth
-Best Animation in Shanghai Film Festival 2008 (China), Labyrinth
-Best Digital Artwork award in Tehran international Media Festival 2008 (Iran), Labyrinth
-Best Animate Tehran Short film festival 2010 (Iran), Parasite
-Best Digital Artwork award in Tehran international Media Festival 2010 (Iran), Parasite
-Nominated for the best animate and sound Award in Iranian Cinema Award- Animation Section 2010 (Iran), Parasite
-Best animation in the International Section in International Film Festival For Children 2014 ( Iran) ,Atwhis
-5 Awards in Iranian Cinema Ceremony 2014 (Iran), Atwhis
-4 Awards in Tehran international Short Film Festival 2014 (Iran), Atwhis
-Best Animated Short film in Religion Today Film Festival 2014 (Italy), Atwhis
-Best Animation in the Tehran International Animation Festival 2015 (Iran), Atwihs
-Best TV Branding motion graphic award in Behance award 2016 (Middle east section, Iran) IRIB 3 TV branding

 

 

PART OF OFFICIAL SCREENINGS

Bilbao film festival 2005 (Spain) Zero Degree
Leipzig film festival 2005 (Germany) Zero Degree
London film festival 2005 (UK) Zero Degree
Fantoche Animation festival 2005 (Switzerland) Zero Degree
Annecy 2006 (France) Zero Degree
Anima Mundi animation festival 2005 (Brazil) Zero Degree
British Animation Awards 2006 (UK) Zero Degree
Ani fest 2006 (Czech Republic) Zero Degree
Trick film festival 2006 (Germany) Zero Degree
Amnesty film festival 2006 (Netherlands) Zero Degree
Almeria en Corto 2006 (Spain) Zero Degree
Iran Student film festival 2006 (Iran) Zero Degree
Seoul Film festival 2006 (Korea) Zero Degree
Shanghi film festival 2006 (China) Zero Degree
Sydney film festival 2006 (Australia) Zero Degree
Hiroshima Animation festival 2006 (Japan) Zero Degree
Melborn Animation festival 2006 (Australia) Zero Degree
Awn Animation Showcase 2006 (USA) Zero Degree
Animadrid film festival 2006 (Spain) Zero Degree
Milano film festival 2006(Italy) Zero Degree
Sanfransisco Animation showcase 2006 (USA) Zero Degree
London Animation festival LAIF 2006 (UK) Zero Degree
Zimbabwe short film festival 2006 (Zimbabwe) Zero Degree
Holand Animation film festival 2006(Netherlands) Zero Degree
Rotterdam film festival 2007 (Netherlands) Zero Degree
Fajr Film festival 2007 (Iran) Zero Degree
Tehran Animation Festival 2007(Iran) Zero Degree
Leipzig film festival 2007 (Germany) Labyrinth
Fantoche film festival 2007 (Switzerland) Labyrinth
Exground film festival 2008 (Germany) Labyrinth
Anima Mundi animation festival 2008 (Brazil) Labyrinth
Anifest 2008 (Czech Republic) Labyrinth
Trickfilm festival 2008 (Germany) Labyrinth
Hong Kong film festival 2008 (Hong Kong) Labyrinth
Amnesty film festival 2008 (Netherlands) Labyrinth
Shanghai film festival 2008 (China) Labyrinth
Iranian cinema Awards 2008 (Iran) Labyrinth
Hiroshima Animation festival 2007 (Japan) Labyrinth
Melbourne Animation festival 2007 (Australia) Labyrinth
Holland Animation film festival 2008(Netherlands) Labyrinth
Mini Film Festival 2007 (UAE) Labyrinth
Tehran Short film festival 2007 (Iran) Labyrinth
Fajr Film festival 2008 (Iran) Labyrinth
Tehran Animation Festival 2009 (Iran) Labyrinth
Fantoche film festival 2010 (Switzerland) Parasite
Anima Mundi animation festival 2010 (Brazil) Parasite
Anifest 2010 (Czech Republic) Parasite
Trickfilm festival 2010 (Germany) Parasite
Iranian cinema Awards 2010 (Iran) Parasite
Sydney Animation festival 2010 (Australia) Parasite
Hiroshima Animation festival 2010 (Japan) Parasite
Holland Animation film festival 2010(Netherlands) Parasite
Tehran Short film festival 2010 (Iran) Parasite
Animafest 2010 (Romania) Parasite
Shanghai International Film Festival 2010 (China) Parasite
Singapore Film Festival 2010 (Singapore) Parasite
Monterrey International Film Festival 2010 (Mexico) Parasite
Australian Cinémathèque 2010 (Australia) Parasite
exground filmfest Wiesbaden 2011 (Germany) Parasite
London International Animation Film Festival 2011 (UK) Parasite
St. Petersburg, Open Cinema International Short and Animation Film Festival 2011 (Russia) Parasite
4th Expo Toons International Animation Festival 2010 (Argentina) Parasite
Tehran International Animation Festival 2015 (Iran) All the winters I haven’t Seen
Iranian cinema Awards 2014 (Iran) All the winters I haven’t Seen
Tehran Short Film Festival 2014 (Iran) All the winters I haven’t Seen
Montreal Film Festival 2014 (Canada) All the winters I haven’t Seen
Religion Today Film Festival 2014 (Italy) All the winters I haven’t Seen

 

WORKING & TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Present Founder/Director/Executive Producer at “Team Studio” Production since Jan 2015
Present Creative Director at Press TV since Oct 2013
Present Animation lecturer at Iran’s National TV University (IRIB), Digital Arts College since Dec 2013
2016 / Sep Member of Jury team at Iranian Cinema Awards 2016
2015 / Jan Director/Executive Producer at RPCA Production since Nov 2010
2014 / Oct Workshop and presenter at HSLU University, 3D
2012 /Oct Member of Jury team at the 5th Iran’s National Student film Festival
2011 / Oct Workshop/Presenter at 4th Iran’s National Student film Festival
2010 / Jan Workshop/Presenter at Luzern University of Applied Science and Arts BA section
2009 / Nov Guest Speaker/Presenter at Swiss Design Network Symposium, Switzerland
2009 / Dec Guest Speaker/Presenter at Lucerne International Animation Academy, Switzerland
2007 / Sep Guest Speaker/Presenter at Fantoche Animation Festival, Switzerland

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient with After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, 3Ds max

 

LANGUAGES

English
Persian