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Director: Mahdi Barqzadegan, 2021, Iran, 6 minutes, Animation

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Maybe this animation is an adaptation of Roger Miller’s poem. The story is about the forgotten place of human in nature. Sudden rain in a modern city tries to remind people of this, but they all prefer to be in umbrella cages. During this story, a little girl can discover a new world created by rain and find that she is the king of this new world.

Screening with: Shorts Program #1


Saturday, Sept. 17th, 11:00 AM

Mahdi Barqzadegan

Born in 1993 in Hamedan.  Graduated with a master’s degree in architecture in 2018.  Freelance animation maker.  Some of the most important work experiences:  *Supervisor at “Yas Animation Studio” in the years 2004 to 2008.  *Worked in the animation department of Hamadan Television Organization in the years 2008 to 2012.  *Director of the animation part of “Seram Advertising Studio” in the years 2012 to 2014.  *Director and producer of more than 20 short animations.  *Founder and CEO of “Photon Animation home studio” in 2018.  *Director and producer of “Tongeleh” animation series for TV.