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Nouredin Zarinkelk


Conceptual, Character and Background Design, as well as
Cell, Cutout, Pixelation, and Computer Assisted Animation
Illustration and Graphic Art
Storytelling, Film Ideas, Film Scripts, Storyboarding and
More than 30 years experience in art for children:
More than 20 years in traditional animation
Writer, Designer and Director of 14 short or mid-length
Stylist, Art Director and Co-Director of a full length
feature film in Hollywood
Wrote and/or Illustrated more than 40 books
More than thousand of pieces of Graphics, Illustration
and Caricatures for advertisement and newspapers

Solid academic background:
Classical Animation with Raoul Servais
Puppet Animation with Jiri Trunka
Educational experience:
Founded a major Animation Faculty (Pre-Graduate and
20 years teaching of Animation, Illustration and Graphic
Professional achievements:
More than 20 International Awards for films and books, in

"Jewel of the Century" award for a short film
Hans Christian Anderson Life Achievement for children
UNESCO for the best book of the year
UNICEF universal animated spot
Collection, Tokyo Museum of Illustration
First award in all major festivals during 2 consecutive
years for a short film
Jury member of dozens of international children films and
books festivals (including Annecy)
More than 20 years ASSIFA activity, including 9 years
board membership
Held several successful art galleries


U.S. permanent resident
Puppet Film Jiri Trunka Studio Prague 1975
Animation Film Royal Academy Of Fine Arts Belgium
Miniature Persian Traditional Painting School Tehran


Pood Writer, Designer & Director 2000
Identity (For UNICEF) Writer, Designer & Director 1999
Moscow: Mouse & Cow Writer, Designer & Director 1998
Sinbad (Full length animated feature) Stylist, Art
Director & Co-Director 1987-1991
Super Powers Writer, Designer & Director 1987
One, Two, Three, More Writer, Designer & Director 1982
A Way To Neighbor Writer, Designer & Director 1978
Hero Amir-Hamzeh Writer, Designer & Director 1977
The Mad, Mad, Mad World Writer, Designer & Director 1975
Nursery Rhymes "Atal-Matal" Writer, Designer & Director
Association Of Ideas Writer, Designer & Director 1973
Philipo and a Train from Hong Kong Writer, Designer &
Director 1972
A Playground for Baboush Writer, Designer & Director 1971
Duty First Writer, Designer & Director 1970


Mullah Nasruddin Text & Illustration Under Publication
The Elephant And The Ant Text & Illustration Under
From The Waters Text & Illustration 1996
Multi-Job Factory Text & Illustration 1988
A-B-Zoo Text & Illustration 1986
Medical Publications (700 Titles) Design & Illustration
As A God Text & Illustration 1983
When I Was A Kid Text (Illustration by Zarrinkelk Junior)
Story Of The Silk Worm Text & Illustration 1979
Cyrus The King Illustration 1977
Albino And The Princess Illustration 1976
Folk Tales From Asia, issue 1-3 Illustration 1975
New Year’s Day and the Kites Illustration 1974
Story of Carpet Flowers Illustration 1973
Albino and the Sphinx Illustration 1972
The Crows Illustration 1968
Hero "Amir-Hamzeh" Illustration 1967
The Myth Of The Sphinx Illustration 1965
Iran, Crossroad Of Caravans Illustration 1964
Text Book For Schools (grade 1 to 4) Illustration

Various Newspapers Graphics, Illustrations, Caricatures


Gallery, Private Irvine, California 2000

Gallery, Golestan Tehran 1997

Gallery, Golestan Tehran 1996

Gallery, Naderi Tehran 1960

Other Activities

Member Of The Board Of Directors of ASIFA* International
since 1988
Founder and President of ASIFA* Iran since 1986
Founder and Teacher Of Animation, Post Graduate School,
Farabi University, Tehran 1977-1996
Founder and Teacher of Animation College, Tehran
Member of ASIFA* International since 1971
Jury member of various international animation festivals
and illustration biennials since 1975


Jewell of the Century Annecy International Film
Festival, France The Mad, Mad, Mad World 2000
Collection Tokyo Museum of Illustration, Japan Mullah
Nasruddin 2000
Jury’s special award Tehran International Biennial, Iran
Mullah Nasruddin 1999
Jury’s special award Tehran International Film Festival,
Iran Super Powers 1989
Special Mention Bologna Book Exhibition, Italy A-B-Zoo
Diploma Of Honor Hans Christian Anderson Jury For
Lifetime Achievement 1984
Diploma of Honor Giffoni International Film Festival,
Italy Hero Amir-Hamzeh 1978
Diploma Of Honor Paris International Short Film Festival
The Mad, Mad, Mad World 1977
First Prize for Subject Oberhausen International Film
Festival The Mad, Mad, Mad World 1977
Appreciation Plate Cairo International Film Festival,

Egypt The Mad, Mad, Mad World 1976
Silver Prize Espinho International Film Festival,
Portugal The Mad, Mad, Mad World 1976
Diploma of Honor Chicago International Film Festival The
Mad, Mad, Mad World 1976
First Prize for Subject Saloniki Film Festival, Greece
The Mad, Mad, Mad World 1976
Diploma of Honor San Francisco International Film
Festival Association of Ideas 1975
Best Book of the Year IBBY**, Iran When I Was a Kid 1975
Prix Clothide Coupie Belgium National Film Festival Duty
First 1973
Prize for Schools Annecy International Film Festival,
France Duty First 1971
Golden Apple Bratislava Biennial for Illustration,
Slovakia The Crows 1971
Best Book of the Year UNESCO International, Tokyo, Japan
The Crows 1970
Best Book of the Year UNESCO Iran The Crows 1970
Plate of Honor IBBY**, Iran Myth of The Sphinx 1969

* ASIFA: Association International du Film d’Animation

** IBBY: International Board of Books for Youth

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