36th Fajr Filmfest closing ceremony
The winners of Iran 36th Fajr Film Festival in various categories have been announced in the closing ceremony of the event. The closing ceremony of the festival, which is Iran’s leading cinematic event, was held at Tehran’s Milad Tower on Sunday night. The event was attended by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi and Iran Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri. The festival awarded the films which were nominated for the prize. The nominees which succeeded to receive the top prize (Crystal Simorgh) include: Crystal Simorgh for Best Short Film Bahram & Bahman Ark- ‘Animal’ Crystal Simorgh for Best Special Effects Farid Naser-Fasihi- ‘Istanbul Juncture’ Crystal Simorgh for Best Special Effects Mohsen Ruzbehani- ‘The Lost Strait’ Best Make up Crystal Simorgh Saeed Malekan- ‘The Lost Strait’ Best Stage Design Crystal Simorgh Abbas Blondi- ‘Underwater Cedar’ Crystal Simorgh for Best Costume Design Sara Khaledizadeh- ‘Bomb: A Love Story’ Best Sound Crystal Simorgh Ali-Reza Alavian- ‘In the Levant Time’ & ‘Sheeple’ Best Sound Recording Crystal Simorgh Rashid daneshmand- ‘The lost Strait’ Crystal Simorgh for Best Composing Karen Homayoon-Far- ‘Cold Sweat’ Best editing Crystal Simorgh Bahram Dehghani & Mohammad Najarian- ‘Cold Sweat’ Crystal Simorgh for Best Filming Ali-Reza Zarrin-Dast- ‘Underwater Cedar’ Crystal Simorgh for Art & Experience Hooman Seyyedi-‘Sheeple’ Crystal Simorgh for Best First Film Reza Maqsoudi-‘Don’t Be Embrassed’ Best Supporting Actress Crystal Simorgh Sara Bahrami-‘Woodpecker’ Crystal Simorgh for Best Actor Amin Hayaee-‘Flaming Best Screenplay Crystal Simorgh Kambiziya Partoee-‘Truck’ & Hooman Seyyedi-‘Sheeple’ Best Director Crystal Simorgh Bahram Tava-‘The Lost Strait’ Crystal Simorgh for Best Film Saeed Malekan-‘The lost Strait’ Established in 1982, the Fajr Film Festival celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and pays tribute to local and international films. Since its establishment, the Fajr Film Festival has played a vital role in the development of Iranian Cinema. Supervised by Iran’s Ministry of Culture, the festival hosts veteran directors and new filmmakers from Iran and across the world every year.