The 21st Iran Cinema Celebration has announced winners, with ‘The Warden’ receiving Best Film award.
The 21st Iran Cinema Celebration, which is organized by the House of Cinema, was held in Tehran on Friday.
During the ceremony, Fajr top winner ‘The Warden’ was crowned Best Film.
‘The Warden’ depicts an old prison in the late 1960s in southern Iran that is to be evacuated as it is close to the city’s airport which is under development. The head of the prison, Major Nemat Jahed, and his officers are in the midst of transferring the prisoners to the new facility.
Speaking at the ceremony, the managing director of Iran’s House of Cinema, Manouchehr Shahsavari, noted that 400 jurors have judged 60 films that participated in this year’s celebration.
See the list of the winners below:
Best Feature-length Documentary: ‘It’s Winter’ (Zemestan ast), Pirouz Hanachi, the mayor of Tehran
Best Short Documentary: ‘Beloved’, Yasser Talebi
Best Animated Film: ‘The Sixth String’, Bahram Azimi
Best Editing: ‘6.5 Per Meter’, Bahram Dehqani
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Navid Mohammadzadeh for ‘The Warden’
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sarah Bahrami for ‘Axing’
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Farhad Aslani for ‘Sheeple’
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee for ‘Night of the Full Moon’
Best Cinematography: Houman Behmanesh for ‘The Warden’
Best Screenplay: Mohsen Amir-Yousefi for ‘Lovely Trash’
Best Director: Saeed Roustaee for ‘6.5 Per Meter’
Best Film: ‘The Warden’, Majid Motalebi