Fajr Film Festival

Tehran, Iran


  • The festival takes place since 1983. In its early years it had a competition section for professional as well as amateur film (8 mm, 16 mm). Since 1990 there has been an international along with the national competition. The festival also features a competition for advertisement items like posters, stills and trailers.
  • In 2005 the festival added competitions for asian as well as spiritual films.


Audience Award

Cinema Salvation

Crystal Simorgh

Crystal Trophy

Diploma of Honor

Golden Plate
  • This award is no longer given.

Golden Simorgh

Inter Religions Award

Mustafa Akkad Prize


Short Films

Silver Simorgh

Special Jury Award

Historical Timeline

  • The jury decided that no film deserved the title of best film in the absolute sense, instead introduced four films as being the best from different aspects.

  • The jury could not decide on the best film in the absolute sense.