The Role Of Each Fret

The story is about union of a couple in love by getting assistance from a joint effort of music and nature performed in Persian miniatures from ancient land of Iran

  • Maryam Farahzadi
  • Maryam Farahzadi
  • Maryam Farahzadi
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Naghsh-e Har pardeh
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    April 6, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Tehran
  • 44th Roshd International Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    second prize
  • The 50th Aftab Young Cinema Reginal Festival
    Arak, Iran
  • 11th Tassvir film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    The Diploma of Honor
  • Golden Kuker animation festival
  • Ordibehesht Film
    Hormozgan, IRAN
    February 20, 2015
  • Womaniation Festival
    Rhode Island, USA
  • File Anima+
    February 20, 2015
  • Imaginaria animation festival
  • Iranian film festival of san fransisco
    san fransisco, USA
  • Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival
  • Tehran Short film Festival
  • Parvin Etesami Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
  • Khorsheed Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    Nominated for the best Animation Film
  • 6th student film festival
    Tehran, Iran
  • Regent Park film festival
    Toronto, Canada
  • Tehran Animation film festival
    Tehran, Iran
  • Farhang short film festival
    Los Angeles, USA
    First prize
Director Biography - Maryam Farahzadi

Born in 1990
Tehran, Iran
MFA candidate of Animation
Rochester Institute of Technology

Maryam is an Animation Filmmaker, graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts of Tehran University, with a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design in 2013 based in United States with MFA Degree from Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. She is currently woking as an Animation Director in CreatorUp studio in Los Angeles.
She has won numerous awards internationally for a short animation called "The Role of Each Fret" which is written, directed, and animated by herself.Also Official selection in more than 40 film festivals internationally.

"Blue" is her second successful project that was written, directed, designed, animated and produced by Maryam in 2017 and currently selected for more than 30 festivals internationally so far.

Notable awards
Blue Awards:
-CBCF ALC short film festival holding by CONGRESSMAN HANK JOHNSON, AWARD WINNER, Washington DC, USA, 2018
ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Colorado, USA, 2018Juror’s Second Place winner
Migrarti Film Festival, Italy, 2018
Best Animation
 -International Independent Online Film Festival, 2019
Best Animation
-Fine cut Film festival, 2017 (Finalist)
-Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival (Finalist)
-Movievalley BazzaCinema,2017(Semi Finalist)-Merging lenz, Canada, 2017 (Finalist)
-FINPRET, Paris, France 2018 (Semi Finalist)

The Role of Each Fret awards:
1st Prize of 7th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival in Los Angeles
2nd Prize winner in the 44th Roshd international Film Festival in Tehran
The Diploma of Honor from Image of the year Film Festival(Tehran), 2013
The BEST SHORT ANIMATION FILM prize from The 50th Aftab Film Festival, 2014
Second prize of Isfahan Hasnatt Film Festival, Isfahan, Iran
Best Animation of international Noor Film festival in Florida, USA 2017

She has been on the jury panel of:
Hollywood short film festival in USA
Khorsheed Film festival in Iran
Fiktiva Film Festival in Germany
and the Crownwood film festival in India

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Director Statement

When I started to think about the idea of my first short film I wanted to perform a very unique idea that no one had done before. Since I have always been obsessed with Persian ancient miniatures and at the sametime wanted to create something new, I decided to bring them to life by animating them and telling my story in their world. So I started to search around for similar projects but I was lucky enough that I couldn’t find something similar to my idea of animating the miniatures and I was glad to be the first one who executing this idea.

I started my project by writing my story based on a Persian poem by Hafiz(Persian ancient Poet). Then started researching about different characters in Persian miniatures in order to find suitable characters for my film. Also created the backgrounds of my film using different miniature environments to make my animation world.
During this procedure I had to study a lot of Persian miniatures and I really enjoyed this process.