Being Ten

By Fatemeh Jafari

Original title – Dah-salegui
International Title – Being Ten 


A father and his ten-year-old son live in a lonely cottage in the middle of a dense wood. The father, a hunter, spares one of his catches and brings it home as a present for his son. What, at first, was just a plaything forever will change the young boy’s life.


Directed and Animated by – Fatemeh Jafari
Screenplay – Fatemeh Jafari & Mani Kashian
Cinematography & Artistic Designer – Mani Kashian
Set Designer & Props – Hamid-Reza Barkhordari
Puppet Maker – Helia Gharegozloo
Armature Designer – Mohammad-Rahim Bakhtiari
Editing – Mohammad-Reza Alimorad
Original Music – Maziar Younesi
Sound Designer – Ramin Abolsedgh
Composite & Special Effects – Soroush Dianati
Story Board – Lida Fazli

Executive Producer – Mohammad-Reza Karimi Saremi
Produced by – Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults, Kanoon, Iran.

Festival Debut
39th Cartoon Club – International Festival of Animation Cinema, Comics and Games RImini, Italy. July 10-16, 2023.


Being Ten Poster