Cartoonist, Director, Animator, Scriptwriter Madam Mahnaz Yazdani from IRAN

Mahnaz yazdani

Cartoonist, Director, Animator, Scriptwriter

Year of birth: 1980

Job: Animator & Cartoonist since 2001

Education:

– BA of English Translation1999-2003

– MA of Animation from Tarbiat modares University of Tehran2011-2014

I started my career as an artist in 2000. I have been working as  cartoonist and animator these years. But my focous have been on animation till 2015. From 2015 till now  I  professionally  have been drawing editorial cartoons and participating in cartoon competitions and festivals.

In these years of activity as editorial cartoonist, I have created of Cartoons, Caricatures and comics in different Topics but my favorite subjects in the cartoon have been social and environmental issues.

In addition to Caricature, I also works  in Animation projects as different roles like: Animator, Writer, Character designer and story board Artist.

I made my first independent movie as Director in 2013 named “Man, Idol, Cat”.  I have directed five short animations and  one tv series.

I works as an animation teacher  at the Universities of Isfahan for five years (IRAN).

Awards & Honors in Cartoon & Caricature:

Honorable Mention –Chana LM Cartoon Festival-China-2005

Honorable Mention – Street Children Cartoon Festival – Iran-2006

Honorable Mention – Aylan Cartoon Festival – Iran-2015

Secound Prize-First ATF Cartoon Festival- Iran-2015

First Prize-Sari Cartoon Festival- Iran-2016

Third Prize- Exchange Cartoon Festival- Iran-2016

First Prize–“city+me”  Cartoon Festival- Iran-2016

First Prize-Secound ATF Cartoon Festival- Iran-2016

First Prize-Made In Iran Cartoon Festival- Iran-2016

First Prize-First Culture Cartoon Festival- Iran-2017

Honorable Mention –Marine structures Cartoon Festival- Iran-2017

Honorable Mention for “One of the top 22 Iranian artists of the year”-  2017

Secound Prize-“Drug and  medicine” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2017

First Prize-“blood donating” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2017

Honorable Mention -“ city+me”” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2017

First Prize- 11th Tehran International Cartoon Bienneial – Iran-2017

First Prize-“Water & Soil” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

First Prize-“Kordestan Waqf” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

Honorable Mention -“ hide and seek” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

Honorable Mention -“ Green” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

Secound Prize-“Khodronama” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

Third Prize-“Drug and  medicine” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

Third Prize-“HALAL income” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

First Prize-“Kariketab” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

Honorable Mention -“ city+me”” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2018

One of the top 4- “Resistance” Cartoon Festival-Iran-2019

First Prize-“city+me” Cartoon Festival- Iran-2019

Second prise -“blood donating” cartoon festival-2019

Excellent prize “13th Urziceni Festival in Romania-2019

Excellent prize “women cartoonists award” France-2019

Solo  cartoon exhibition,Oslo,Norway,2019

Second prize”golden post pigeon”Iran2020

Special prize “we defeat corona;Iran,2020

Excellent prize ”Africa and Covid19”2020

Excellent prize 5th INTERNATIONAL CARTOON EXHIBITION – ČAKOVEC 2020

Third prize ‘Imana Editorial cartoons” 2021

Second prize”TechVertu”England2021

Grand prize “right to housing” Canada 2021

Filmography (As Director):

  • Short Animation “Man, Idol, Cat”, 2013
  • Short Animation “Help” , 2014
  • Animated Music Video “With you With you”, 2014
  • Musical Animation “It’s Time To Sleep”, 2015
  • Short Animation “ A Little Joy!”, 2016
  • Musical Animations, TV Series “Happily”, 2016-2017

Awards and honors (For movies directed by she) :

  1. A) “Man, Idol, Cat” :

Honorable Mention For the best Scriptwriter, International Tehran Animafest, 2013_Iran

Honorable Mention , I.R.I.B studental film festival, 2013_Iran

Nominated for the Best Animator, 13th Tehran International Short Film Festival, 2014_Iran

Nominated for Best Animated Movie, Eastern Breez FilmFest , 2014_Canada

Qualified for competition, Parvin Etesami Film Festival, 2014_Iran

Qualified for competition, 11th Nahal Studental Film Festival, 2015_Iran

  1. B) “HELP” :

Winner for Best Animation, 100 Film Festival, 2014_Iran

Winner First Prize for the Best Animated Movie, Harat Women International FilmFestival, 2014

Honorable Mention , I.R.I.B studental film festival, 2014_Iran

Third prize for The Best Animated Movies, We Film Festival, 2014_Iran

Nominated for the Best Scriptwriter, Iranian Cinema  Celebration FilmFestival, 2014_Iran

Nominated for Best Animated Movie, Eastern Breez FilmFest , 2014_Canada

Qualified for competition, 11th Nahal Studental Film Festival, 2014_Iran

Qualified for competition, Parvin Etesami Film Festival, 2014_Iran

Qualified for competition, Court Metrange festival, 2014_France

Screened in Out of Competition section, tricky women, 2014_Austria

Qualified for competition, International Tehran Animafest, 2015_Iran

Winner in Animation Category for December 2015, Cinefest LosAngles_US

Special Mention in Animation, International UfilmFest, 2016_Ukraine

Qualified for competition, CortoKino International Film Festival, 2016_India

Qualified for competition, VAFI International Film Festival, 2016_Croatia

Qualified for competition, Weimer International Film Festival, 2016_Germany

  1. C) “It’s Time To Sleep” :

Qualified for competition, Iranian Cinema  Celebration FilmFestival, 2015_Iran

Qualified for competition, Tehran International Short Film Festival, 2015_Iran

Qualified for competition, International Louisiana FilmFestival,2016 _US

Qualified for competition, VAFI International Film Festival, 2016_Croatia

Qualified for competition, ZLIN International Film Festival, 2016_Czeck Republic

Qualified for competition, AniFestROZAFA FilmFestival, 2016_Albania

Qualified for competition, tracce cinematorafiche filmfest, 2016_Italy

  1. D) “A Little Joy!” :

Nominated for Best Animation, 100 Film Festival, 2016_Iran

Qualified for competition, Zanjan Short Films Festival, 2016_Iran

Book Illustration

Mester Blue, writer and illustrator,2019

Thisty Fan,writer and Iluustrator,2020

Milton’s Messy House,Illustrator2020

Trumpert,Illustrator2021

How to kill democracy2021

Email: Mahnaz.Yazdani@Gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/ainazcartoon

www.mahnazyazdani.com

Thank You so much Madam for your kind partiticipation with us,

We wish you all the best for all of your upcoming events.

Greetings From:  India Toons

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