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Published: 0217 GMT February 12, 2021

2021 Fajr Film Festival announces winners

2021 Fajr Film Festival announces winners

The 39th Fajr Film Festival announced the winners in various categories during the closing ceremony held in Tehran on Wednesday evening.

‘Piebald’ brought the best supporting actress award for Tannaz Gelareh Abbasi’s role as ‘Zalava,’ the best supporting actor award for the role of Pouria Rahimi-Sam, according to IRNA.

The best editor award went to Emad Khodabakhsh for ‘Without Anything’. Rashid Daneshmand received the best sound engineer award for ‘Yadoo’, and the award of audience choice went to Narges Abyar for ‘Piebald’.

 ‘Without Anything’ brought the best costume design award for Maral Jeyrani, and the best special effects award went to Iman Karamian for ‘The Sniper’.

‘The Sniper,’ directed by Ali Ghaffari, received the Best Film award in the National Look section, and the special jury prize went to Mohsen Qaraei for ‘Without Anything’.

The best film award went to ‘Yadoo,’ directed by Mehdi Jafari, and the best documentary award to ‘Coup 53,’ directed by Taqi Amirani.

“Yadoo” tells the story of a teenage boy named Yadoo, who lives with his family and people under siege in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan in the early days of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. The family is finally forced to migrate.

The best makeup design award went to Iman Omidvari for ‘Piebald,’ and the best scenic design award went to Soheil Danesh for ‘Once Upon a Time, Abadan’.

The award for best actress in a leading role went to Roya Afshar for ‘Mother,’ and Reza Attaran received the best actor award in a leading role for ‘Roshan’.

Ida Panahandeh, Arsalan Amiri and Tahmineh Bahram received the best screenplay award for ‘Zalava,’ and the best director award went to Mehdi Jafari for ‘Yadoo’.

The best cinematography award went to Morteza Najafi for ‘Roshan’ and ‘Yadoo,’ while Maryam Esmi-Khani received the best short film prize for ‘Emergency’.

Best score award went to Hamed Sabet for ‘Without Anything,’ and ‘Piebald’ received the award for best visual effects for Farid Nazer-Fasihi.

The 39th edition of the Fajr Film Festival kicked off on January 31 and wrapped up on February 10, 2021.

The film festival coincides with the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) ceremonies across Iran, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Since its establishment in 1982, 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 every year.


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