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Fajr International Film Festival

Fajr International Film Festival

Set in the heart of Iran’s capital city, Tehran, Fajr International Film Festival pays tribute to quality national and international films. It is an event that celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and newcomers and showcases films promoting artistic contribution to the medium. Moreover, the festival also pays special attention to films that seek justice, and highlight humane and moral values.

The festival focuses especially on films from the Middle East, Central Asia, Caucasus, and Anatolia as well as works heralding peace and friendship as true teachings of the holy prophets.
Moreover, the Fajr International Film Festival provides a unique platform in this geographic region for an interchange of professional experience and international meetings. In addition, intensive training courses are being offered to young filmmakers.

Meanwhile, the International Film Market, better known as IFM, provides an excellent opportunity for the acquisition and sales of film rights, co-production projects and offers support for the production and screening of new Iranian films.

The 38th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival will be held from April 16th to 24th, 2020 in Tehran, under the direction of the well-known Iranian filmmaker, Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour.

• International Competition:
• Golden Simorgh for Best Film (awarded to the film director) + 800.000.000 IRR Cash Prize (jointly to producer and director)
• Silver Simorgh for Best Director + 400.000.000 IRR Cash Prize
• Silver Simorgh for Best Script + 300.000.000 IRR Cash Prize
• Silver Simorgh for Best Actress
• Silver Simorgh for Best Actor
• In the decision of International Jury, the prize list must not contain joint awards and no film can receive more than two awards.
• Silver Simorgh for Best Short Film + 100.000.000 IRR Cash Prize (awarded to the film director)
• Eastern Vista Awards:
• Golden Simorgh for Best Feature Film (awarded to the film director) + 600.000.000 IRR Cash Prize (jointly to producer and director)
• Silver Simorgh for Best Feature Film Director + 300.000.000 IRR Cash Prize
• Silver Simorgh for Best Feature Film Script + 150.000.000 IRR Cash Prize
• Silver Simorgh for Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Artistic Contribution in a Feature Film in the categories of camera, editing, music score, costume or scene design
• Silver Simorgh for Best Short Film + 100.000.000 IRR Cash Prize (awarded to the film director)
• Note: In the verdict of Eastern Vista Jury, the prize list must not contain joint awards and no film can receive more than one award.
• First Film Award:
• Trophy for Best First Feature Film + 150.000.000 IRR Cash Prize (awarded to the film director)