I am Amir Mehran. I am an animation director, motion designer, and senior compositor with more than 14-years of experience. I've participated in the production of more than one hundred projects like short films, animations, feature films, advertisements, motion graphics, TV idents, TV programs, series, etc. I've worked as a VFX supervisor and senior compositor in feature films. I've made 17 animated Series, short animations, and experimental films. Moreover, I've participated in more than 100 film festivals and my films and animations have received 42 awards.

. Nov 2016 – Present. Owner/Co-founder @ Aduren Studio
Aduren Studio was founded by Amir Mehran & Masoud T. Momeni in 2016. It offers a range of 3D and 2D Animations, VFX, Motion Graphics, Direction, and Post-production services to advertising agencies, film companies, etc.
Aduren Studio makes Advertisements, Animated series, Visual Effects, Broadcast, and Digital projects.

. Feb 2012 – Present. VFX Supervisor and Senior Compositor @ Freelancer
Worked as a VFX Supervisor in feature films (Ahoo, The Badger, A Samurai in Berlin, Taj Mahal, Emrouz, Dokhtar, and Kupal) and Senior Compositor in commercials.

. Apr 2007 – Present. Motion-graphics Designer @ Freelance
Made more than one hundred TV commercials, TV broadcast idents, and film title sequences.

. Sep 2014 - Feb 2016. Head of CGI department @ Iran Novin Agency
Kanoon Iran Novin is the biggest full-service marketing and advertising agency in Iran. The CGI department at Kanoon does the post-production for commercials. At CGI, Amir Mehran supported more than twenty TV commercials every month, leading about 15 CGI specialists. And, he directed many full animation and motion graphics commercials.

. Dec 2011 - Sep 2014. Technical Supervisor & Senior Compositor @ Hak Film Company
Worked in a comic motion series called "Names". The director was Reza Mirkarimi. Amir Mehran led an expert team (Storyboard artists, 2D Designers, layout artists, compositors, etc.).


. The Lovely Sky (2022. 2D Animation. 14Min) Writer, Director, Compositor.
. The White Whale (2020. 2D Animation. 10Min) Writer, Director, Compositor, Producer.
. Tree (2019. Music Video. 3Min) Director, Compositor.
. Fokon Fishan (2018. Cutout Animated Series. 15X2Min) Director, Producer, Compositor.
. Happy Nowruz 2 (2018. Cutout Animation. 1 Min) Director, Producer, Compositor.
. A Crime Report (2017. Motion Comics. 5X2Min) Director, Producer, Compositor.
. Sholand Itinerary (2017. Cutout Animated Series. 3X2Min) Director, Producer, Compositor.
. Immanence (2017. Music Video. 2 Min) Director and Producer.
. Happy Nowruz 1 (2016. Cutout Animation. 1 Min) Director, Producer, Compositor.
. A Long Time Ago (2015. Music Video. 3 Min) Director, Compositor.
. Clink (2013. 2D Animation. 4 Min) Editor and Producer.
. The Butterfly Man (2013. Cutout Animation. 8 Min) Director, Layout and Animator.
. Night of the Lamb (2012. 2D Animation. 11 Min) Director.
. Aperture (2012. 3D Animation. 7 Min) Director, Layout.
. Silent City (2009. 2D Animation. 7 Min) Director, Writer, Producer.
. Cold Blood (2008. Experimental. 7 Min) Director, Writer, Compositor.
. Iranian Ancient Paintings (2007. Animated Series. 32X2Min) Director, Compositor.
. The Lost Waves (2005. traditional animation. 7 Min) Director, Animator, and Producer.


. M.A. in Animation Directing at Soore University, Tehran, Iran.
. B.A. in Animation Directing graduated from Iran Broadcasting University in Tehran, Iran.

Professional Membership

. President of International Animated Film Association (ASIFA). 2016-Present
. Member of Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture guilds. 2013-Present
. A Board Member of Iranian Motion Graphics Designers Association (IMGDA). 2016-Present
. Member of Animated Filmmakers Guild of Iran. 2019-Present
. Member of Iranian young cinema society (IYCS). 1998-Present

Jury/Selection Committee

. The First Festival of Savior 2021 Iran (Jury Member)
. 21st Iran Cinema Celebration 2019 Iran (Jury Member)
. 9th Varesh International Film Festival 2019 Iran (Selection Committee)
. First Kudakonline Festival 2019 Iran (Jury Member)
. 12th 100 International Film Festival 2019 Iran (Jury Member)
. 11th Tehran International Animation Festival 2019 Iran (Jury Member)
. 20th Iran Cinema Celebration 2018 Iran (Jury Member)
. Rassam First International Festival 2018 Iran (Selection Committee)
. First Iranian National Animation Festival 2018 Iran (Jury Member)
. 9th Iran Independent Animation Celebration 2017 Iran (Selection Committee)
. 10th Tehran International Animation Festival 2017 Iran (Selection Committee)
. 10th Ruyesh Film Festival 2016 Iran (Selection Committee)
. 33rd Tehran international short film festival 2016 Iran (Selection Committee)
. 31st Tehran international short film festival 2016 Iran (Selection Committee)
. 9th Ruyesh Film Festival 2014 Iran (Selection Committee)


. Best Animated Film in Blackboard International Film Festival 2022 India (The White Whale)
. Special Jury Mention in ANIMA2021, XI Córdoba International Animation Festival - Argentina (The White Whale)
. Best Animation Film Award in 18th Frames film festival 2021 India (The White Whale)
. Second Place in 14th National Razavi short film festival 2021 Iran (The White Whale)
. Best Animated Short in 36th Warsaw Film Festival 2020 Poland (The White Whale)
. Best Short Animation in The 16th Moqavemat international film festival (festival of festivals Section) 2020 Iran (Silent City)
. Best Music Video in The 16th Moqavemat international film festival (festival of festivals Section) 2020 Iran (Immanence)
. Best Short Film in The IndieFEST film awards August 2020 USA (Tree)
. Best Opening for “Kodak Show” and “Faaz” in 2nd Iranian National Animation and puppet Festival 2019 Iran
. Best Title Sequence for “Mohey” in 6th international urban film festival 2017 Iran
. Best Music Video in 7th Pray film festival 2017 Iran (Immanence)
. Best Title Sequence for “Snow” in 5th international urban film festival 2015 Iran
. Best Title Sequence for “Snow” in 16th celebration house of cinema 2014 Iran
. Best Animation film in The third international arts festival of resistance 2013 Iran (Silent City)
. Best Animation Film in 6th international digital media fair & festival 2012 Iran (Night of the lamb)
. Diploma for Animation film in the 26th international festival of films for children and young adults 2012 Iran (Night of the lamb)
. Best Animation 6th international digital media fair & festival 2012 Iran (Aperture)
. Best Animation in 6th independent film festival – Grand off 2012 Poland (Aperture)
. Best Animation Film in 29th Tehran international short film festival 2012 Iran (Aperture)
. Best Animation Film in 7th Rooyesh (Growth) film festival 2012 Iran (Aperture)
. Best Animation film in 41st Roshd international film festival 2011 Iran (Silent City)
. The third place in 4th Urban film festival 2011 Iran (The Lost Waves)
. Second Place in 9th international Tehran sports movies & TV festival 2011 Iran (World cup 2010)
. Best Animation in 4th international digital media fair & festival 2010 Iran (Silent City)
. Special Jury Award in 9th international short film festival inter film Berlin 2010 Germany (Silent City)
. Special Jury Award in Banja Luka 2010 Bosnia (Silent City)
. Special Jury Award in Iasi international film festival 2010 Romania (Silent City)
. Best Animation Film in 6th Rooyesh (Growth) film festival 2010 Iran (The Lost Waves)
. Best Animation film in Cinefiesta 2010 Puerto Rico (Silent City)
. Best Subject in 5th video festival Imperia 2010 Italy (Silent City)
. Best Animation in Avinifest – Animation festival 2010 Iran (Silent City)
. Third Place of Cinematography in Hamghadam film festival 2010 France (The Fall)
. Best Documentary in 6th Aeine VA Aftab film festival 2010 Iran (Cold Blood)
. Best Short film in a film for peace festival 2010 – Italy (Cold Blood)
. Best Animation in 28th International Fajr film festival 2010 Iran (Silent City)
. Best experimental film in 7th short soup international short film festival 2010 Australia (Cold Blood)
. Best Animation Film in 5th Rooyesh (Growth) film festival 2009 Iran (Silent City)
. Best Sound in 26th Tehran international short film festival 2009 Iran (Silent City)
. Best Animation Film in 26th Tehran international short film festival 2009 Iran (Silent City)
. Special jury award in 3rd international urban film festival 2009 Iran (The Fall)
. Best Animation in 8th Khorasan film festival 2009 Iran (Majnoon)
. Documentary award in 2nd Cyprus international short film festival 2009 Cyprus (Cold Blood)
. Special jury award in 3rd Bursa international Silk Road film festival 2008 Turkey (Cold Blood)
. Best experimental film in 25th Tehran international short film festival 2008 Iran (Cold Blood)
. Best Film in 4th Rooyesh (Growth) film festival 2008 Iran (Cold Blood)
. Best Animation in Noor film festival 2005 US (The Lost Waves)
. Best Animation in Tehran 22nd international short film festival 2005 Iran (The Lost Waves)
. Best Editing in 2nd Khorasan film festival 1999 Iran (Tel)

Collaboration in feature films

. Ahoo. Director: Houshang Golmakani. 2021. (VFX Supervisor)
. The Badger. Director: Kazem Mollaei. 2020. (Title designer & VFX Supervisor)
. Samurai in Berlin. Director: Mehdi Naderi. 2019. (VFX Supervisor)
. Gasht-e Ershad 2. Director: Saeid Soheili. 2017. (Title Sequence Compositor)
. Hattrick. Director: Ramtin Lavafipour. 2017. (VFX Compositor)
. Kupal. Director: Kazem Mollaei. 2017. (Title designer & VFX Supervisor)
. Dokhtar. Director: Reza Mirkarimi. 2016. (VFX Supervisor)
. Mohey. Director: Davod Khayam. 2016. (Title Designer)
. Javedanegi. Director: Mehdi Fard Ghaderi. 2016. (Title Designer)
. Khakestar & Barf. Director: Rohollah Sohrabi. 2016. (VFX Supervisor)
. Darya va Mahi Parande. Director: Mehrdad Ghaffarzadeh. 2015. (Animator)
. Snow. Director: Mehdi Rahmani. 2014. (Title Designer)
. Melbourne. Director: Nima Javidi. 2014. (Title Designer)
. Hagh-e Sokot. Director: Mohammad Hadi Naeji. 2013. (VFX Supervisor)
. Emrouz. Director: Reza Mirkarimi. 2013. (VFX Supervisor)
. Taj Mahal. Director: Danesh Eghbashavi. 2012. (VFX Supervisor)
. Gozaresh-e Yek Jashn. Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia. 2011. (Title Designer)
. Asr-e Rooz Dahom. Director: Mojtaba Raie. 2009. (Title Designer)

Collaboration in short films

. Landing. Director: Mohamad Hadadi. Fiction. 2020 (VFX Supervisor)
. All The Time. Director: Shadi Kramroudi. Fiction. 2020 (VFX Supervisor)
. The Mushrooms. Director: Aref Vakili, Mehdi Moghadasi. Fiction. 2019 (VFX Supervisor)
. Raay. Director: Sepideh Berenji. Fiction. 2019 (VFX Supervisor)
. Mosquito. Director: Fatosh Aslan. Fiction. 2019 (VFX Supervisor)
. Mazo. Director: Alireza Farkhondehkish. Documentary. 2017 (Animate & Composite)
. Talan. Director: Mohammad Sadegh Dehghani. Documentary. 2016 (Animate & Composite)
. Zoom In. Director: Hamid Khalvati. Animation. 2016. (Composite)
. Delete All. Director: Mohammad Ali Rakhshani. Fiction. 2015 (VFX Supervisor)
. Yek-Aan. Director: Naghi Nemati. Fiction. 2015. (Title Designer)
. Unfinished. Director: Azad Mohammadi. Fiction. 2014. (VFX Supervisor)
. The Story of a Rainy Night. Director: Mehdi Fard Ghaderi. Fiction. 2014. (VFX Supervisor)
. Mr. Olfat. Director: Ahmad Sarraf Yazdi. Documentary. 2014. (Title Designer)
. Parking. Director: Abbas Omrani. Documentary. 2014. (VFX Supervisor)
. From Iran, A Separation. Director: Kourosh Ataee, Azadeh Moussavi. Documentary. 2013. (Animate & Composite)
. Lost. Director: Mehdi Bagheri. Documentary. 2012. (Animate & Composite)
. Like Every Day. Director: Emad Khodabakhsh. Fiction. 2012. (VFX Supervisor)
. Above the Clouds. Director: Naghi Nemati. Documentary. 2011. (Animate & Composite)
. Delete. Director: Kazem Mollaei. Fiction. 2011. (VFX Supervisor & Title Designer)
. Minus. Director: Kazem Mollaei. Fiction. 2009. (VFX Supervisor & Title Designer)
. Pink Cloud. Director: Masoud Ghodsieh. Animation. 2008. (Edit & Composite)
. I am. Director: Saeid Tavakolian. Animation. 2005. (Composite)
. Fears. Director: Masoud Ghodsieh. Animation. 2005. (Animate & 3D Setup)
. The Murmur of the Being. Director: Hassan Zaryabi. Animation. 2003. (2D Animate)
. Soil travelers. Director: Mehdi Rajabi. Fiction. 2003. (Photographer)