Apr 25, 2016, 10:23 PM
34th FIFF announces winners

TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) – The closing ceremony of the 34th Fajr international Film Festival had been held in Vahadat Hall, Tehran, Iran.

The official website of the event reported that awards had been given to winners of the 34th FIFF:

According to the public Relations office of the 34th FIFF, the closing ceremony of the 34th Fajr was held in time in Vahdat Hall with the presence of Iranian cinema managers, cineastes, political figures, and national and international special guests.

The ceremony started in time with the presence of Hojatollah Ayoubi, Head of Iran Cinematic Organizaton, Reza Mirkarimi, director of the 34th FIFF, and Reza Kianian president of the festival palace. Majid Majidi Iranian Oscar nominated director is also seen among national guests of the ceremony.

The director of the ceremony was Mohammad Parvizi, with Mahsa Malek Marzban hosting the festival for 75 minutes. The closing ceremony was supposed to have any official speech. Two 10-min music performances and dedicating awards are the other parts of the ceremony.

Reza Mirkarimi president of the festival gave a short speech; “Taghvaei and Kiarostami should have been here with us now, and we hope that next year we have them here with us. I am glad that the festival organized very well and this is time to say goodbye. But regarding my responsibility, I should say hello to the 35th.” Mirkarimi also added, “I beg your pardon for shortcomings, and here I promise that next year we will have a more brilliant ceremony. I want to say congratulations to the winners.”

In 34th FIFF, 150 international guests from 20 countries attended the festival and watched films during the six days of the event. They also participated in different sections.

Festival guests were from Italy, Croatia, Australia, Canada Georgia, Russia, Japan, France, Korea, Spain, Iraq, Colombia, India, Turkey, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Emirates, Syria, and Tunisia. 11-15 of them were film directors. Also 100 students of Darolfonoun High School from 9 countries attended in this section.

List of Awards of 34th FIFF

International Competition (Cinema Salvation)


Golden Simorgh for Best Film (awarded to the director) + $ 13,000 Cash Prize (Divided equally between producer and director) went to “Rams” directed by Hakonarson, produced by Grimar Jonsson from Oceland Denmark (Iceland)

Silver Simorgh for Best Director + $ 3300 Cash Prize went to “Frenzy” directed by Emin Alper from Turkey, France and Qatar

Silver Simorgh for Best Actress + $ 3300 Cash Prize went to “Breath” directed by Narges Abyar to Actress: Pantea Panahiha from Iran

Silver Simorgh for Best Actor + $ 3300 Cash Prize went to “Rams” directed by Grimur Hakonarson to actors: Sigurour Sigurjonsson, and Theodor Juliusson

Silver Simorgh for Best Script + $ 3300 Cash Prize went to “Amama (When a Tree Falls) directed by and written by Asier Altuna Iza from Spain

Silver Simorgh for Special Jury Prize to Out Standing Artistic and Technical Contribution + $ 3300 Cash Prize went to Arvand Directed by Pouria Azarbijani from Iran

Silver Simorgh for Best Short Film (Awarded to the director) + $ 3300 Cash Prize went to “Seeing” directed by Soheil Amir Sharifi from Iran

Eastern Vista

Trophy for best Film (Awarded to the film director) + $ 13,000 Cash Prize (Divided equally between producer and director) went to “Walnut Tree” directed by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov from Kazakhstan

Trophy for best Director + $ 3300 Cash Prize went to “Madam Courage” directed by Merzak Allounache from Algeria and France

Special Mention went to “A157” directed by Behroz Nouranjipour from Iran


Interfaith Award Winner: “Zemnaco” directed by Mehdi Ghorbanpour from Iran

Interfaith Award Special Mention Diploma: “Hasti” directed by Kamal Parnak from Iran, “Love Marriage in Kabul” directed by Amin Palangi from Australia and Afghanistan

Muhammd Al-Ameen Section

Winners:  “Love Marriage in Kabul” directed by Amin Palangi from Australia and Afghanistan Reflection of Prophetic Ethic and Morality Trophy + Diploma

Art and Experience

Winners: Trophy for Best Feature Film:  “Dawn” directed by Laila Pakalnian from Latvia, Estonia, Poland

Trophy for Best Feature Film: “Figura” directed by Ms. Katarzyna Gondek from Poland, Belgium

The 34th edition of Fajr International Film Festival was held from April 20th to April 25th, 2016 in Charsou Cineplex, under the supervision of the well-known Iranian filmmaker, Mr. Reza Mirkarimi, who is also the Managing Director of Khaneh Cinema.

For more information on Fajr International Film Festival, visit the festival website, www.fajriff.com



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