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Contact me for projects and collaborations: shirin.raban@icloud.com

Mon Feb 26, 2024 | 3pm | KWANZAA | Film Screening and Discussion | California State University Northridge | Main Gallery
November 2, 2023 | California State University Northridge | Main Gallery | Art Department Faculty Exhibition Part I
April 20, 2023
CSUN Sundial Newspaper Article
One of more than 10 new interdisciplinary grant projects partners professors and students in Animation, Graphic Design, CTVA, and Music with CSUN’s Tom & Ethel Bradley Center to create a multimedia/animation short film based upon oral history recordings and archival images from the Black Power Archives Oral History Project. The faculty heading up this project are Aglaia Mortcheva, Assistant Professor of Animation, Shirin Raban Esther, Lecturer of Visual Communication, and Dr. Kyle Simpson, Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of Media Composition...
Director: Shirin Raban
Producer: Pavan Ojha
Cinematographer: Hemant Verma
Actors:​ Giacomo Girardi, Ghazal Berokhim, Faraz Berookhim, Shaghayegh Ettehadian & Ameera Nasser
Voice-Over Artist: Phil Schoen
​Sound Mixer: Karl Gottschalk
1st AC: ​​​​​​​Nathan Davis
PA: Ethan Rund
2021 | Shirin Raban's film, Kings and I was Official Selection at the Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 
This is an unconventional memoir told in poetry, dramatic dialogue, and clinical reports that present the author’s journey as a seventeen-year-old suburban California boy who, on the brink of graduation from high school is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. ​​​​​​​
April 6, 2017 | My Exodus: A Very Persian Passover  | Jewish Journal Passover Feature Article | Written and Illustration by Shirin Raban
February, 2016
VAPAE: The Making of a Teaching Artist  (6 min)
Director/Editor: Shirin Raban 
 Robert Raad + Shirin Raban
Promotional short film for the The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) fosters the creative and intellectual growth
of UCLA Arts students while providing much needed arts education curricula to children in underserved communities.
A key tenant of the VAPAE program is to offer students experiential opportunities to develop into qualified teaching artists and introduces them to a range of possible careers in the arts.
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