About KAJART (1st place)
Kajart is an animation production studio, based in Toronto, Canada, formed by four friends (Hajar Moradi, Kajeh Mehrizi, Taravat Khalili, Vahid Fazel), who discovered they share a similar taste of art. Kajart ended up creating some unique visual artworks as they discovered each other’s different talents and skills. Their passion towards music and film has led them to mainly focus on producing short animated movies and music videos.
About Kevon Moezzi (2nd place)
Kevan Moezzi – If you can’t be Persian, at least try to be ‘Half ‘. That’s what standup comedian K-von did. With his multi-cultural humor, he’s been able to connect with and make audiences of all ages laugh across the US and internationally. When not on stage, you can catch him in one of his many TV and movie appearances. He’s just as busy behind the scenes writing, producing, & directing a number of projects including his 1-hour comedy special TANX GOD! and upcoming documentary, NOWRUZ.
About Sarah Tabibzadeh (3rd place)
Sarah Tabibzadeh was born in 1984, in Tehran, Iran. She has BA in Graphic Design from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran and MA in Tarbiat Modarres, Tehran, Iran. She is the designer and manager of “Sarah Product” since 2002. Her first animation “Lady with Flower-Hair” has won several international and national prizes in 2013 including the Second National Prize at the “8th Tehran International Animation Biennal”, the Special Prize of Jury & selected as the best animation by audience “Accorto Di donne” in Italy, and the Best Animation “Short Film Festival” in Mexico.
About Farhang Foundation
Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports diverse cultural programs such as the celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, film screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. And, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions, Farhang Foundation funds major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. However, the content, viewpoints or biases expressed by individual artists, academics, institutions or events supported by the foundation belong solely to each individual party and do not necessarily reflect the views of Farhang Foundation. For more info visit www.farhang.org.