Hamid Rahmanian is a filmmaker and graphic designer. He holds a B.F.A. from the University of Tehran in Graphic Design and earned a M.F.A. in Computer Animation in 1997 from Pratt Institute in New York City. He received "The First Place College Award" (a student Emmy) from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and was nominated for a Student Academy Award for his animation, The Seventh Day, among other awards in 1997. His first 35 mm film, a 19 minute experimental short, An I Within, received Kodak's "Best Cinematography Award" and "Best American Short" from the LA Int'l Short Film Festival. Mr. Rahmanian has made three documentaries on video: Breaking Bread (2000), Sir Alfred of Charles De Gaulle Airport (2001) and Shahrbanoo (2002), all of which have been well received by the media and worldwide audiences. In 2003, Mr. Rahmanian co-established ARTEEAST. He works as the curator of film programs for Cinema East, which is now in its 5th season. He has currently completed his first feature length film entitled Day Break.