The closing ceremony of the 41st edition of the Fajr International Film Festival kicked off on Friday (Feb. 11, 2023), announcing the winners of Crystal Simorgh.
The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili participate in the closing ceremony along with Iranian and international artists in attendance.
Nominees for the Crystal Simorgh Award in six different sections are as follows:
“In The Arms of the Tree,” “Smart Kid,” “Cinema Metropole,” “Mud Room,” “Number 10,” “Leather Coat,” and “My Name is Love”.
The Cinema Salvation, Resistance, Interfaith and Eastern Vista, are among the competitive sections of the international part and now all are eagerly waiting to know which movies will take home the Crystal Simorgh.
The 41st Fajr International Film Festival was scheduled from February 1 to 11, 2023, in Tehran in two competitive and non-competitive sections.
International Fajr Film Festival is part of Iran’s Ten-Day celebration, organized annually to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Out of 588 submissions twenty-six movies made by filmmakers from 25 countries were selected to be showcased in the international competition of the festival.
The jury of the national part of 41st Fajr International Film Festival are comprised of Parviz Sheikh Tadi, Majid Esmaeili, Ebrahim Hatami Kia, Parviz Mohammad Razavi, Mohammad Taqi Fahim, Masoud Naqashzadeh and Mohammad Reza Sharifinia who announced nominations on Friday (February 10, 2023).