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
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.
Best Screenplay for Nima Javidi and Majid Majidi
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.