Fajr International Film Festival

Fajr International Film Festival

Fajr International Film Festival Logo
Location Tehran, Iran
Founded 1982
Festival date 1–11 February
20–25 April (foreign films)
Language Persian
Website http://www.Fajrfilmfestival.com/, http://www.FajrIFF.com/

The Fajr International Film Festival (Persian: جشنواره بین المللی فیلم فجر) and Fajr Film Festival (little: FIFF) (Persian: جشنواره فیلم فجر) are Iran's annual film festivals, held every February and April in Tehran, Iran. The festival, started in 1982, is under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran. It takes place every year on the anniversary of the Iranian revolution. There were 90 '''feature film'''s submitted for the 29th edition of the festival in 2011.[1] The festival as been promoted both locally and abroad through television, radio and webinars with previous speakers coming from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.

Contributing organizations to the event include the Farabi Cinema Foundation, Iran film foundation, Press TV, HispanTV and Iran's multi-lingual film channel IFilm (TV channel). From 2015 on, the festival has been separated to a national festival in February and an international one in April, with the national one being the more notable for premiers of the most important domestic movies.



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Classification according the most winner Crystal Simorgh (in the original part):


Over the years, Fajr has been honored by numerous great film figures who have also worked closely with the festival as respectable Jury Members, such as Volker Schlondorff, Krzysztof Zanussi, Robert Chartoff, Semih Kaplanoglu, Bruce Beresford, Percy Adlon, Paul Cox, Shyam Benegal, Bela Tarr, Jan Troell, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Elia Suleiman, Agnieszka Holland, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Rustam Ibragimbekov and Costa-Gavras just to name a few among other influential figures.

See also


  1. Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 146. ISBN 978-1908215017.

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