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Nooradin Zarrin Kelk

Born in 1937, Nooradin Zarrin Kelk is a renowned Iranian animator, concept artist, editor, graphic designer, illustrator, layout artist, photographer, script writer and sculptor.
He studied pharmacy at Tehran University and holds a PharmD. Then he studied animation film in the Belgium Royal Academy Of Fine Arts (Raoul Servais) from 1969 till 1972 and directed his two first short films there, « Duty » and « A Playground for Baboush ».
Zarrinkelk is currently a Professor at the faculty of fine art, Tehran University. Since 1971, he has been Jury member of various international animation festivals and illustration biennials.
Zarrinkelk was elected as the president of ASIFA (Association International du Film d’Animation) by his peers in 2003.