Fajr International Film Festival

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The Fajr Film Festival or Fajr International Film Festival (Persian: جشنواره بین المللی فیلم فجر‎ or simply Persian: جشنواره فیلم فجر‎) is Iran's annual film festival, held every February in Tehran, Iran.

The festival, started in 1982, is under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran. It takes place every year on the anniversary of the Iranian revolution. There were 90 feature films submitted for the 29th edition of the festival in 2011.[1]

Awards[edit]

International[edit]

  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Short Narrative Film
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Technical or Artistic Achievement
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Performance
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Script
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Direction
  • Crystal Simorgh of Special Jury Prize
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Film

National[edit]

  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Film
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Director
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Screenplay
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Actor
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Actress
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Supporting Actor
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Supporting Actress
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Editor
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Cinematographer
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Composer
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Makeup Artist
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Sound Effects
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Sound Recorder
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Costume and Stage Designer
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Special Effects
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best First Film Director
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Documentary
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Documentary Filmmaker
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Short Film
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best photo

Competition Winners (2008)[edit]

National[edit]

  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Film: “As Simple As This” produced by Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Director: Majid Majidi for The Song of Sparrows
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Screenplay: “As Simple As This” jointly written by Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi and Shadmehr Rastin
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Actor: Amin Hayai (“Night”)
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Actress: Hengameh Ghaziani (“As Simple As This”)
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Supporting Actor: Mohsen Tanabandeh (“A Testimonial For God”)
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Supporting Actress: Mahtab Nasirpour (“The Son Of Soil”)

Competition winners (2007)[edit]

National[edit]

  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Film: “The Third Day” produced by Alireza Jalali
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Director: Mohammad-Hossein Latifi for “The Third Day” and Amir-Shahab Razavian for “Mina of the Silent City”
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Screenplay: “Mainline” jointly written by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Farid Mostafavi, Mohsen Abdolvahhab, and Naghmeh Samini
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Actor: Bahram Radan (Santouri)
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Actress: Baran Kowsari (“Mainline” and “The Third Day”)

Asian section[edit]

  • Crystal Simorgh for best screenplay to “Blue Swallow” directed by Yoon Jong-chan
  • Crystal Simorgh for best director to “Hi-Bi: Days of Fire” by Banmei Takahashi
  • Crystal Simorgh for best film to The Night Bus By Kiumars Purahmad

Competition winners (2006)[edit]

National awards[edit]

International awards[edit]

  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Performance to Mohammad Reza Foroutan for the film Slowly Directed by Maziar Miri, Iran.
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Script to Mani Haghighi for Men at Work, Iran.
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Direction to Gianni Amelio for The Keys to the House, Italy.
  • Crystal Simorgh of Special Jury Prize to Bashing, directed by Kobayashi Masahiro, Japan.
  • Crystal Simorgh Prize for Best Film to Slowly, directed by Maziar Miri, Iran.

Competitions[edit]

  • Competition of Asian Cinema
  • Competition of Spiritual Cinema
  • International Competition
  • International Competition of Short Films
  • Competition of Iranian Cinema
  • Competition of Iranian short film
  • Competition of Documentary Works

Juries[edit]

  • International Competition Jury
  • Competition of Spiritual Cinema Jury
  • Competition of Asian Cinema Jury

Fajr International Film Festival editions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 146. ISBN 978-1908215017. 

External links[edit]