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Record-holder titles with most awards at 38th Fajr filmfest

ifilm English website publishes list of 3 Iranian films with most awards at the 38th Fajr Film Festival.

The 38th Fajr Film Festival’s closing ceremony has been held on February 11 in Tehran where the awards have been bestowed to the winners.

Many well-known Iranian cineastes, including directors Majid Majidi and Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, actors Peyman Maadi and Amir Aqaee, as well as actresses Tannaz Tababtaee and Nazanin Ahmadi participated at the event and were also among the winners.

For the full list of winners check the following link: 38th Fajr filmfest announces winners

Three of the competing films garnered the most awards at the event, which are as follows:


'Butterfly Stroke' directed by Mohammad Kart

The film narrates the story of some ostracized people from poverty-stricken neighborhoods in Tehran.

The people have to pretend to be strong if they want to survive the brutality of their environment.

Some top-rating Iranian actors such as Mohammad-Javad Ezzati, Tannaz Tabatabaee, Mahlaqa Baqeri, Pantea Bahram and Amir Aqaee have starred in the flick.


Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Tannaz Tababtaee

Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Amir Aqaee

Best Editing for Esmaeel Alizadeh

Sound Recording and Sound Mixing

Audience Choice Award


'Zero Day' directed by Saeed Malekan

The thriller is a new narrative on a contemporary event and was filmed in Iran and several foreign countries.

Iranian actors Amir Jadidi and Saed Soheili have played two lead roles in the project alongside a couple of international actors.


Best Film in New Vision section

Special Effects

Best Costume Design

Jury Special Prize

National Vision Award


‘The Sun’ directed by Majid Majidi

Majidi’s film narrates the story of a child who works in a tyre graveyard and his mother is hospitalized because of mental illness.

The deprived child who is living in a poor neighborhood is told by one of his neighbors that there is a treasure in the basement of his school.

So the child, accompanying his friends, involves in an adventure to find the treasure.

Popular stars appearing in the flick are Javad Ezzati, Ali Nasiriyan and Tannaz Tabatabaee.


Scene Design

Best Screenplay for Nima Javidi and Majid Majidi

Best Film

Child and Teenager Actors


The 38th edition of the festival kicked off on February 1 and closed on February 11 in Tehran.

The Fajr 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.

The international version of the festival will be held in April 2020.