Cinema Without Borders, ELAC 2017
Life Achievement Award for Noureddin Zarrinkelk
By CWB News Department 03/12/2017
On March 25th Cinema Without Borders and East Los Angeles College, in a tribute to legendary Noureddin Zarrinkelk celebrate his life achievement by awarding him their 2017 Life Achievement Award.
This award ceremony is part of the Southeast European Animation Day that will be held at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Screenings will be held in the Music Recital Hall theater (Building S2).
Dr. Noureddin Zarrinkelk Iranian/American animation director, writer and illustrator was born on April 10, 1937 in Iran.
He finished high school in 1954 and studied Persian Miniature, at the same time, between 1949-1954. Dr. Zarrinkelk received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1962; but he switched to animation art and studied Animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, from 1969-1972. Dr. Zarrinkelk also studied Puppet Animation at the “Jiri Trunka” studios in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1975.
Dr. Zarrinkelk founded the first school of Animation, which later merged with the prestigious faculty of fine art of Farabi University. He continued being a professor of animation and graphic arts well into his retirement age.
Since 1971, Zarrinkelk has been Jury member of various international animation festivals and illustration exhibitions and hewas elected as president of ASIFA (Association International du Film d'Animation - He is a permanent member) by his peers in 2003.
Dr. Zarrinkelk has animated and directed 16 short animated films. He has written and lustrated over 26 children books plus short story books.