By Shiva Sadegh Assadi

Original title – Pedar bozorg
International title – Grandfather


A part documentary part animated film about death seen from a child’s perspective, combining photorealism and animated imagery. The film illustrates the emotional states of a little girl whose grandfather has just passed away. Floating in a melancholic and feverish world of dreams, nightmares and memories, she tries to come to terms with her new situation. While her mind is being engulfed with symbols of life and death, her mother finds an unusual way to help her daughter understand that death does not mean that everything has come to an end; they can still have their dreams and keep them alive if they so desire.


Writer & Director – Shiva Sadegh Assadi
Story board – Shiva Sadegh Assadi
Character Designer – Shiva Sadegh Assadi
Composite – Shiva Sadegh Assadi
Animator – Shiva Sadegh Assadi
Editing – Mohammad Nasseri
Original Music – Pejman Khalili
Sound Designer- Changuiz Sayyad

2D Animation Rotoscopy Paper Diverse Techniques HD Stereo

Production Manager – Hassan Agha-Karimi
Produced by – Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon

Festival Debut – 57th Bilbao International Festival of documentary and Animated Films, Spain, 2015. ‘Official Competition’ section