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2019 Fajr Intl. Filmfest. names winners; 'A Russian Youth' wins grand prix

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2019 Fajr Intl. Filmfest. names winners; 'A Russian Youth' wins grand prix

Iranian and international officials, dignitaries, filmmakers and guests attended the closing ceremony on Thursday, April 25.

Addressing the ceremony, Festival Director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi said the imposed unilateral sanctions have not only targeted Iran’s economy but its culture as well: Despite these difficulties, we managed to organize the annual cinematic event. he good news is that many international filmmakers, critics, and scholars who love Iranian cinema didn’t leave us alone.

The award-winning director and screenwriter added, "this is one of the oldest and the most important film festivals in West Asia. I would like to extend my gratitude to Ministry of Culture, Cinema Organization of Iran, Ministry of Communications, Tehran Municipality, as well as many others who helped us to hold this year’s event.

Silver Simorgh for Best Director: Soroush Sehat for Dance with Me!

International Competition Jury (The Cinema Salvation): Wang Xiaoshuai (China), Mike van Diem (Netherlands), Muzaffer Özdemir (Turkey), Navid Mohammadzadeh (Iran), Labina Mitevska (Macedonia), Peter Fleischmann (Germany), Narges Abyar (Iran).

Interfaith Competition Jury: Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Navab (Iran), Inês Mendes Gil (Portugal), Douglas P.

The 37th Fajr International Film Festival was held in the Iranian capital Tehran from April 18 to 26, screening 107 titles from 75 countries around the world.

 

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