Art and Experience: The closing ceremony of the 34th Fajr international Film Festival was held in Vahadat Hall, Tehran, Iran.
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 is Mohammad Parvizi and Mahsa Malek Marzban hosted 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 and said, “Taghvaei and Kiarostami should have been here with us now, 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 am sorry for shortcomings, and here I promise that next year we will have a more glorious one. 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 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) + Iranian Rials 300.000 Cash Prize (Divided equally between producer and director) went to “Rams” directed by Hakonarson” produced by Grimar Jonsson from Oceland Denmark
Silver Simorgh for Best Director +Iranian Rials 100,000,000 Cash Prize went to “Frenzy” directed by Emin Alper from Turkey, France and Qatar
Silver Simorgh for Best Actress + Iranian Rials 100.000.000 Cash Prize went to “Breath” directed by Narges Abyar to Actress: Pantea Panahiha from Iran
Silver Simorgh for Best Actor + Iranian Rials 100.000.000 Cash Prize went to “Rams” directed by Grimur Hakonarson to actors: Sigurour Sigurjonsson, and Theodor Juliusson
Silver Simorgh for Best Script + Iranian Rials 100.000.000 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 + Iranian Rials 100.000.000 Cash Prize went to Arvand Directed by Pouria Azarbijani from Iran
Silver Simorgh for Best Short Film (Awarded to the director) + Iranian Rials 100.000.000 Cash Prize went to “Seeing” directed by Soheil Amir Sharifi from Iran
Trophy for best Film (Awarded to the film director ) + Iranian Rials 300.000.000 Cash Prize (Divided equally between producer and director) went to “Walnut Tree” directed by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov from Kazakhstan
Trophy for best Director + Iranian Rials 100.000.000 Cash Prize went to “Madam Courage” directed by Merzak Allounache from Algeria and France
Special Mention went to “A157” directed by Behroz Nouranjipoor 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.