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36th Fajr International Film Festival announces winners

Tehran, The 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival ended its work in Tehran on Thursday evening by announcing the winners in different sections.

Present in the closing ceremony were Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi, Head of Cinema Organization Mohammad Mehdi Heidarian, festival director Reza Mir Karimi, and prominent Iranian and foreign film makers and actors, including Oliver Stone, Reza Kianian, Oliver Montagon and many other personalities.

The 36th edition of the event announced the winners as follows:

Netpuk award went to 'Hindi and Hormoz' directed by Abbas Amini.

Silver Simorgh for the first film went to Dressage directed by Puya Badkoube .

**Interfaith prize

Silver Simorgh of the interfaith section went to Semih Kaplangolu for the 'Grain' from Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden and Qatar

Silver Simorgh of the life-time achievement peace award went to Rithy Panh for a lifetime effort and hard work (Oliver Stone presented the award)

Honory award went to 'The Miner' directed by Hanna Slak (she dedicated her award to her wish: I hope many short-films, documentaries and feature films could be made by Iranian women in coming years.)

Eastern Vista program: Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries

Silver Simorgh for best Asian short film went to Mohammad Kart for Pedovore

Silver Simorgh for best Asian director went to Maryam Bahrololumi for Patio

Silver Simorgh for best Asian feature film went to Father and Son directed by Dung Dinh Luong from Vietnam

Mohammad Amin award (morality award) went to Majid Majidi for his film 'Beyond the Clouds'

International Competition (Cinema Salvation)

Special mention for short film went to the Iranian film Aghay-e Gavazn by Mojtaba Mousavi

Silver Simorgh for best short film went to Faith directed by Tatiana Fedorovsaya from Russia

Jury special award for the best artistic achievement went to Song of Granite by Richard Kendrick.

Silver Simorgh for best actress went to Mahoor Alavnd for Hattrick

Silver Simorgh for best actor went to Leon Lucev for The Miner from Slovenia

Silver Simorgh for best script went to Ramtin Lavafi for the film Hattrick

Silver Simorgh for best director went to Alexey German for the film Dovlatov from Russia, Poland and Serbia

Silver Simorgh for best film went to AGA directed by Milko Lazarov from Bulgaria , Germany and France.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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