Vahid Nasirian

VahidNasirian (director of animation, designer, painter, illustrator, sculptor) (1350-1396) 

Born on June 25, 1350

East Azarbaijan, city Ahar

Nationality: Iranian

VahidNasirian was born on June 25, 1350 in the city of Ahar, East Azarbaijan Province, and in a middle-class family. His extraordinary genius was drawn into the illustration of the ghosts in his rough and beautiful spirit from an early age. He had a great deal of talent in painting and making metal sculptures at an early age. His mother’s role in encouraging and supporting her genius was very influential.

A few years later, his family immigrated to Tabriz and began primary school in that city, and in the ensuing encouragement, guidance, and support of his mother and uncle, he began to study at the Mirk-Tabriz Conservatory.

From the very beginning, he showed great talent and creativity, and was attracted by the professors of the Conservatory due to his perseverance and interest.

With the loss of a mother due to a severe and prolonged cancer of her heart, his critical mood changed in accepting bitterness of death as the first experience. And this catastrophe initiated a huge transformation in his artistic creativity.


His efforts to grow and prosper in consciousness through the existence of a large family library and limited access to artistic films were possible. He has always been the forefront of his philosophical, artistic, and social philosophy, artists and writers as his great brothers.

The never-ending efforts of young Vahid, never ceased to flourish in his creative minds, and passed through social constraints and imposed thoughts. He later began to study more deeply in the artistic styles of the world, especially in the visual arena, and was influenced by the painters of Impressionism, Foism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism, without imitation. He was involved in all areas of society and was pioneering in the fields of artistic thought, among others and their generations.

Azerbaijan, the motherland, was not only unable to support him, but also in understanding of his art, and inevitably had to look for a more open space for his expression and the flourishing of his art.

In 1365 after graduating from the Conservatory and holding the first painting exhibition in Tabriz, he learned that his Azerbaijani land is not only unable to support him, but also did not have the ability to understand his art, and he inevitably moved to Tehran.

Lack of livelihood, loneliness and abandonment in Tehran not only did not weaken his determination to create paintings and designs, but encouraged him to strive hard at all. Perhaps at that time, teaching painting to children would have made him a little bit far from the rough world, so that his inspirational spirit would come to a halt.

The style of the Nasirian’s work is deeply rooted in his particular, creative and personal look to the world, culture and social distortions, and a pure and specific conception of life, without any predetermined moral, political, and social orientation. In a simpler form, he was the creator of his unique artistic style. ( IMAGE 1 )

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Having properly familiarized and skillfully depicted with the general design and especially the human figure design, he was now able to change the nature and the realities of his creator, to make the real world known to his audience.

It seems to have given it a very constructive foundation for creating a tangible world and familiar, universal, new coordinates, in which it does not deal with the apparent crust, but to the depths of pain, shortcomings, good and bad manners.

A world in which they should abandon the must and do not want to redefine the philosophy of life from their point of view.

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Obviously, in many cases, the power of design and technique was evident in his work for every public viewer, but his real understanding of many works of art and culture also made it difficult.

And since, in the culture of the backward communities, with all that is not understood, the struggle becomes evident, he also had to fight socialism and reactionary thoughts at the same time with his classmates on the truth of his work!

His works in various forms of drawing, painting and sculpture were all created with a single personal and artistic character and were the product of his fighting thoughts. ( IMAGE 3 )

“VahidNasirian” After a bitter experience, his first missed love, in 1369, became acquainted with AfsanehJaberi. This familiarity initiated a deep love.

A vacuum of spiritual and maternal support that could have influenced the evolution of his rebellious spirit during adolescence was filled by his artist’s wife and his ability in the following years, and with her unshakable support, VahidNasirian, was able to enter various professional exhibitions into the professional arena, but the patient and limited to the artistic community of that era in Tehran, and this was the beginning of a new chapter in his life.


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The marriage ended in a son named Mahour. As a result of his thirty years of work, he has held more than 30 individual and group exhibitions in Iran and abroad, and has won various national and international awards in the field of visual arts.  ( IMAGE 4 )

The systematic restrictions applied in the artistic and cultural community made him more rogue and rebellious. His artistic commitment to the defense of human dignity and his correct encounter with all his reactionary barriers has made him one of the pioneers of this cultural and social struggle. The contradiction of his creative and innovative spirit with a strongly backward society led to his evolution, along with the ingenuity and plenty of artistic creation. Combining pain, suffering, love, and art in the shapes and ghosts of all his works is evident.

Simultaneously with the creation of paintings from the outset, he was the main concern of his time and in view of his tendency, interest and cognition of cinema, and this bidder in 1995, on the proposal of “Mohammad Moghaddam” went to the “Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults” and over time Very briefly (about 3 months) he taught the basics of making animated films in educational sessions with Mohammad Soleimanzadeh.

Here he was also able to help in designing characters and visualizing the movement, and in that area, he went on incredibly fast. In the following, she succeeded in producing 140 minutes of animation in the form of a “Counter Narcotics Headquarters” Teaser Collection, commissioned by the MarzeAftab Institute, as well as the Mr. addicted Teaser Collection. ( IMAGE 5 )

His success in the very first short animated work, despite all the jealousy, enmity and smash, was decisive. The “Three Drops of Blood”, based on the free expression of SadeghHedayat’s book with the same name in 1997, in collaboration with his wife, soon attracted the attention of international festivals outside of Iran. ( IMAGE 6 )

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In fact, Nasirian is one of the independent post-revolution filmmakers who gradually began to make films based on personal choices and in accordance with their style and structure. The philosophy of life with artistic talent and personal ideas that emerged from social necessities has been interwoven, including the creation of numerous films such as: “eternal idolatry” (1377), “anti-light” (2000), “hole” (1380), ” Contrast “(1383),” Cage “(1384), and so on.

His independent films were featured shortly afterwards at internationally recognized festivals such as Hiroshima, Anesei, Oodenya, Denmark, Austria, Salzburg, Berlin, Ebenze, Crook, Hamburg and Rio de Janeiro, and won many prizes.

Followed by domestic audiences and festivals, including an animation festival, a young cinema festival, a cinema house, a documentary and experimental cinema center, and finally the Fajr Film Festival, whose high-profile feature film “The Simorgh’s Heart” was awarded the Best Technical Achievement Award Knew Nasiriyan began his book imaging in 1998


His first books, “Kurologo and KachalHamzah” by SamadBehrangi, “Fear and Chill” by GholamHosseinSa’edi and “The Day of Falling Sky” by Amir HosseinKhorshid Far, were published by “Mahriz” and published by Welcomed.  And continued to make “Exquisite Creatures” exquisite illustrations by Jorge Lewis Borges on the order of “Mahyris Publishing”, which lasted about 6 months.

A number of his paintings and designs were published in the collection of “Eye” books.

The collection of stories of Shahnameh, which consists of more than 20 books, was rewritten with “M Free” and was published by Mohajer publication between 2004 and 2011.


He started the Pir-Love series in 2005, but in the midst of his cinematic project, “The Simorgh’s Heart,” he confirmed the “documentary and experimental cinema”, so with great enthusiasm for 4 years with a team of 90 A man made his life and soul for the film.

And but “The Simorgh’s Heart”:

“VahidNasirian”, with the creation of the first feature film animation in Iran based on the combination of the myths of the colorful and beautiful heroes of all the cultures in our land, once again proved its genius. He wrote the script “The Simorgh’s Heart” in collaboration with “Mehdi Abu Hashim” and directed the film in spite of the polluted atmosphere and censorship of the ruler, how he could reciprocate social liberation in the form of metaphorical imposition. Despite his skill in simply expressing the philosophy of existence, and earning numerous awards, a bitter era began in his life. Despite the high rank of artistic and prominent human personality among artists, malice and controversy with the ruling system with him eliminated him, and his public release of the film, in spite of all his efforts, and the producers of the film was prevented! In this jammer, the short animated “Ash sholeQalamkar” was commissioned by the “Children’s and Youth Development Center”.

Limiting the pressure of political rule and the onslaught of enemies of art, the activity of active artistic gangs against him, and ultimately the separation from his wife, left him no longer able to resist and endure the bitterness of life.

He was finally forced to leave his country in 2011. A bitter and deadly choice of runaway was imposed on him. Despite the great insistence of his exiled political members to stay in Europe and the lack of acceptance on his part, he eventually rejected the fate of the life of exiled artists such as “Hedayat” and “Sa’edi” and chose the closest place to continue his artistic life, and went to Istanbul in Turkey.

The Turkish art community did not make friends with him despite the rich resume of VahidNasirian’s art activities and his efforts to hold many exhibitions in the country. However, at that time he was able to work in several animation projects as project manager, but also there was worse than Home for him!

After unsuccessful marriage, he was forced to leave Turkey, and returned home based on emotional and family affinities in 2014. After returning his economic and social conditions to his homeland, he was much worse and he was struggling to stabilize his life. He took small and big projects to manage his life. FarshidSalimi, a friend of his family, began making documentary films. The sculpture of the “Rostam and Sohrab” battleground at a height of 4 meters was commissioned by PandideShandiz in the city of Mashhad, which now shines in the area like a diamond. His new film “Breaking Bad Water” was made in 1395, but was not shown at any festival due to discrepancies with the film’s producers.

Among the latest activities of VahidNasiriyan, it is possible to produce animations for several music clips, including “Suffering” (based on the music from SiamakAbbasi) and “Me and You”, as well as work for the Fardar group.

During these years, he has been teaching at specialized art schools, including the “Ide” school and art colleges.

He wrote the elm script in collaboration with Mehdi Abu Hashim, and in the final months of his life Omar Kutashyan halved the pawn’s animation project. The work that he saw part of his existence and hoped to finish it. He was severed of livelihood, isolation, depression, loneliness, and genetic disease of the heart. The continuation of sanctions imposed by the ruling system and the day-to-day misfortunes, the grudge of children and the pride of its artistic dignity, the heavy financial pressures, and the lack of support from the social institutions led to numerous problems.

Since he never refused to live his life to do less than his art dignity, with the insistence and support of his family, decided to inevitably leave his home again, but he did not stop his death, and on August 5, 1396 Forty-six years old, his heart stopped moving.

After death and according to his will, his organs were donated to permanently make his art work and his body immortal and eternal. Remember his works and his path to eternal life!

A review of his films and awards:

Three Drops of Blood (Animation Short Film)

Anti-Light (Animation Short Film)

– An eternal idol (short animated film)

The Cavity (animated Short Film)

Cage (animated Short Film) 2005

– Contrast (animated Short Film) 2004

– Yellow and Red (short animated film)

– Good soil (animated short film)

– Hafez (short animated film)

– Pierre Love (short animated short film) full-length 1390

– Ashe sholeQalamkar (short film animation) 2010

– clip “suffering” 1394

– Clip “You and I” 1395

– Clip for Grove “Fredr 1395

Taming the rogue fish (animated short film)

– Other (Live – Animate) (directed by animated section)

– Milky Way (Live – Animation) (directed by animated section)

– Simorgh Heart (animated Movie) 2009

– Claw (semi-finished effect)

Part of the rewards received:


Three drops of blood (participated in more than 40 national and international short films) including Hiroshima 2001

– Winner of the 1376 Critics Award

– Award winner of the best animated film from the Young Cinema Festival

– Winner of the honorary diploma of the best animated film in the International Section of the Young Cinema Festival in 1998

– Winner of the best film from Asifaview point 1998

– Candidate of the best animated film festival of cinema house 1378

– The Simorgh nominee is the best short film from the Fajr Festival of 1378

Anti-light (participated in more than 30 national and international short films)

– Unica Silver Award from the Festival of Saarbrücken Germany in 2000

– Award for the best animated screenplay of the 1380 Dynamic Festival

Candidate of the best animated film festival of cinema house 1380

Hole (participated in more than 50 short and long national and international festivals)

– Best Animated Short Film Award at International Film Festival Tehran 2001

– Award for the best animated film of the Austin Ebns Festival in 1380

– Award for Best Short Film Animated Film House Celebration

– Bronze Award at the International Section of the Oondensis Festival in Denmark in 2002

– Award for Best Animated Film from the Kish Film Festival in 1381

– Best Film Award from the French Film Festival of Paris 2002

– Second Prize of the best animation from Tehran’s Piano Show in 2003

– Best Short Film Award from the Dubai International Film Festival of Dubai Artists 2003

– Candidate of the best animation for Simorgh Festival Fajr 1382



– Award for Best National Film Award from Tehran Film Festival 2004

– The Best Movie Award in 2004

– Best Short Film Award from Hafiz Festival 2005

the cage

– Best Animation Award from Tehran Film Festival 2005

– The Simorgh nominee for the best animated film from Fajr Festival 2005

Simorgh’s heart

– Award for the best technical achievement from the Fajr Film Festival

– The best animated film at the cinema house

– Special Prize for animation festival secretary

– Cinematic Critics Award

– Jasmine Festival Award

Painting Exhibitions:

1363 to 1368 Holding 10 group exhibitions in Tabriz from paintings and sculptures

1371 Private Solo Expositions

1372-1374 Participation in the first, second, and third paints

1373 Solo exhibition in mansoorehHosseini Gallery

1374 Solo Exhibition at Aria Exhibition

1374 Group Exhibition at Aria Gallery

Creation of countless works between 2009 and 2009


Book illustrations:

Kurughlu and KachalHamze (Publication of Mahriz 1378)

Fear and Shivering (Scroll Publisher, 1380)

The Day of the Fall of Sky (Plain Paper of 1380)

Fictitious Beings (Scheduled Publication 1382)

Legends of the Kings and Guards: Kay Ghibad (2006)

The Legend of the Kings and Hellenists: Haft KhaneRostam 1 & 2 (2005)

Legends of the Kings and Hellenes: Birth of Rustam (2009)

Legends of the Kings and Guards: Zahak and Kaveh Blacksmith (2004)

Legends of the Kings and Pahlavans (2005)

Flight story 1 (1383)

Flight Story 2 (1384)

The Genesis of Fire (2004)

Devil’s Story in Stone (2004)


The story of RakhshRakhshan 1, 2 and 3 (2011)

The story of Rostam and Ekwan Dave (2005)

The story of Zal and Simorgh (2004)

Heroine 1 & 2 (1384)

Mourning of Siavash (2006)

Threnodeof Rostam and Sohrab (2005)



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