Windows is an autobiographical piece based on the life of the Iranian Director and Animator, Mina Valizadeh. It is a metaphorical short animation about a little girl whose life changes as she grows up because of the societal restriction for women in her home country. Finally, losing all the freedom and happiness, she decides to leave her country facing the unknown.

  • Mina Vali Zadeh
  • Mina Vali zadeh
  • Mina Vali Zadeh
  • Alireza Bidar
    Key Cast
    Technical Director
  • Andrew Scott
    Key Cast
    Sound Design
  • Del Koushyar
    Key Cast
  • Parnaz Fathollahirad
    Key Cast
    Rotoscoping Assistance
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
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Director Biography - Mina Vali Zadeh

Mina Vali Zadeh is an Iranian Art Director and Motion Designer. Mina has received a BFA in Graphic Design and an MA in Illustration from Tehran University. After receiving a scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for MFA of Motion Media Design in 2011, she moved to the USA to pursue her passion in this major.
For the past several years, Mina has worked for various motion design firms; advertising Agencies, as well as The Weather Channel where she is currently working at as a motion designer. She is responsible for developing concepts, design, and animations for TV programming, Digital, and AR. To share her experience and concerns, Mina devotes time creating animations that emotionally connect.
Combining varieties of visual design skills, Mina’s work has been exhibited and screened in over 20 prestigious design and animation festivals across the world and has been awarded in competitions and festivals such as Promax BDA Awards, American Advertising Addy Awards, International Creative Muse Awards and Indie Film Festival.

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