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Fajr International Film Festival

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Location  Tehran, Iran
Language  Persian English
Founded  1982

Festival date  1–11 February 20–25 April (foreign films)
Website  http://www.Fajrfilmfestival.com/, http://www.FajrIFF.com/

The Fajr International Film Festival (Persian: جشنواره بین المللی فیلم فجر‎‎) and Fajr Film Festival (little: FIFF) (Persian: جشنواره فیلم فجر‎‎) are Iran's annual film festivals, held every February and April 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 film'''s submitted for the 29th edition of the festival in 2011. The festival as been promoted both locally and abroad through television, radio and webinars with previous speakers coming from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.

Contents

Contributing organizations to the event include the Farabi Cinema Foundation, Iran film foundation, Press TV, HispanTV and Iran's multi-lingual film channel IFilm (TV channel). From 2015 on, the festival has been separated to a national festival in February and an international one in April, with the national one being the more notable for premiers of the most important domestic movies.

International

World Panorama:

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

  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Film
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Director
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Screenplay
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Supporting Actor
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Supporting Actress
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Editor
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Cinematography
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Composer
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Makeup Artist
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Soundtrack
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Sound Effects
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Sound Recorder
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Costume and Stage Designer
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Special Effects
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best First Film Director
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Documentary
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Documentary Filmmaker
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Short Film
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Photo
  • Other Awards

    For all:

  • Golden Tablet
  • Diploma Honorary
  • Golden Flag
  • Single:

  • Audience Award
  • Golden Banner
  • Inter-Faith
  • Abbas Kiarostami Award
  • Competitions

  • Competition of Asian Cinema
  • Competition of Spiritual Cinema
  • International Competition
  • International Competition of Short Films
  • International Competition of Documentary Works
  • Competition of Iranian Cinema
  • Competition of Iranian Short Film
  • Competition of Documentary Works
  • Juries

  • International Competition Jury
  • Competition of Spiritual Cinema Jury
  • Competition of Asian Cinema Jury
  • Fajr International Film Festival editions

  • 1st Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1983)
  • 2nd Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1984)
  • 3rd Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1985)
  • 4th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1986)
  • 5th Fajr International Film Festival ( 2 – 12 February 1987)
  • 6th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1988)
  • 7th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1989)
  • 8th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1990)
  • 9th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1991)
  • 10th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1992)
  • 11th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1993)
  • 12th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1994)
  • 13th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1995)
  • 14th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1996)
  • 15th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1997)
  • 16th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1998)
  • 17th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 1999)
  • 18th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2000)
  • 19th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2001)
  • 20th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2002)
  • 21st Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2003)
  • 22nd Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2004)
  • 23rd Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2005)
  • 24th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2006)
  • 25th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2007)
  • 26th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2008)
  • 27th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2009)
  • 28th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2010)
  • 29th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2011)
  • 30th Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2012)
  • 31st Fajr International Film Festival ( 1 – 11 February 2013)
  • 32nd Fajr International Film Festival ( 1–11 February 2014)
  • 33rd Fajr Film Festival (1–11 February 2015)
  • 33rd Fajr International Film Festival (2015)
  • 34th Fajr Film Festival (1–11 February 2016)
  • 34th Fajr International Film Festival (20–25 April 2016)
  • 35th Fajr Film Festival (1–11 February 2017)
  • National

  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Director: Asghar Farhadi 3 times - Majid Majidi 5 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Film: Ebrahim Hatamikia 5 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Screenplay: Dariush Mehrjui, Rakhshan Bani Etemad and Kambuzia Partovi 2 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Cinematography: Mahmoud Kalari 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari and Hossein Zandbaf 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Sound Effects: Mohammad Reza Delpak 8 times - Eshagh Khanzadi 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Sound Recorder: Jahangir Mirshekari 5 times - Yadollah Najafi 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Soundtrack: Majid Entezami and Hossein Alizadeh 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Costume and Stage Designer: Iraj Raminfar and Amir Esbati 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Makeup Artist: Abdollah Eskandari 6 times - Saeid Malekan 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Special Effects: Mohsen Rouzbahani 8 times - Mohammad Reza Sharafoddin 6 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress: Fatemeh Motamed Arya, Hedieh Tehrani, Parvaneh Massoumi, Baran Kosari, Merila Zarei and Leila Hatami 2 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor: Parviz Parastui 4 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Supporting Actress: Niku Kheradmand, Fatemeh Motamed Arya, Mahtab Nasirpour and Shabnam Moghaddami 2 times
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Supporting Actor: Saeed Poursamimi 3 times
  • Audience Award: Asghar Farhadi, Ebrahim Hatamikia and Kamal Tabrizi 3 times
  • Special Jury Award: Abbas Kiarostami 2 times
  • Movies

    Classification according the most winner Crystal Simorgh (in the original part):

  • 8 Crystal Simorgh - The Last Act (1991) - The Glass Agency (1998) - Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine (2000) - Duel (2004) - Hussain Who Said No (2014)
  • 7 Crystal Simorgh - Killing Mad Dogs (2001) - Baran (2001) - Life and a Day (2016)
  • 6 Crystal Simorgh - Sar Zamin-e Khorshid (1996) - Heeva (1998) - A House Built on Water (2002) - So Close, So Far (2005) - Mainline (2006)
  • 5 Crystal Simorgh - Hamoun (1991) - Mohajer (1989) - Travellers (1991) - Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992) - The Fateful Day (1994) - I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (2002) - As Simple as That (2008) - Crime (2011) - Days of Life (2011) - Crazy Rook (2014)
  • Visitor

    Over the years, Fajr has been honored by numerous great film figures who have also worked closely with the festival as respectable Jury Members, such as Volker Schlondorff, Krzysztof Zanussi, Robert Chartoff, Semih Kaplanoglu, Bruce Beresford, Percy Adlon, Paul Cox, Shyam Benegal, Bela Tarr, Jan Troell, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Elia Suleiman, Agnieszka Holland, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Rustam Ibragimbekov and Costa-Gavras just to name a few among other influential figures.

    References

    Fajr International Film Festival Wikipedia


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