Winners


Fajr International Film Festival 2021: Full List of Winners

International Competition

Best Film

Natural Light directed by Dénes Nagy, produced by Sára László, Marcell Gerő, Inese Boka-Grūbe, Caroline Piras, Melanie Blocksdorf (Hungary, Latvia, France, Germany).

Best Director

Denis Cote for Social Hygiene (Canada)

Best Actress

Laura Birn for Helene (Finland, Estonia)

Best Actor

Hamid Farokhnejad for Major (Iran)

Best Script

Ferit Karahan, Gulistan Acet for Brother’s Keeper (Turkey, Romania)

Best Short Film

The White Wall by Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi (Italy)

Special Mention for Short Film

Emergency by Maryam Esmikhani (Iran)

International Competition Jury (Cinema Salvation)
Mirjana Karanovic (Serbia), Brillante Ma Mendoza (Philippines), Laila Pakalnina (Latvia), Elma Tataragic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Morten Kaufmann (Denmark), Fatemeh Motamed-Arya (Iran), Shahram Mokri (Iran)

Eastern Vista

Best Asian Film

Asteroid by Mahdi Hosseinivand Alipour (Iran)

Best Director

Alireza Samadi for Staging (Iran)

Best Script

Ameen Nayfeh for 200 Meters (Jordan, Palestine Qatar, Sweden, Italy)

Best Actress

Leetae- Gyeom for I Don’t Fire Myself (Korea)

Outstanding Achievement – Cinematographer of the film

Cao Jinling for Anima (China)

Best Short Film

Bethlehem 2001 by Ebrahim Handal (Palestine)

Eastern Vista Jury (Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries)
Fatma AL-Remaihi (Qatar), Diana Ashimova (Kazakhstan), Marina Gulbahari (Afghanistan), Mahmut Fazil Coskun (Turkey), Mastaneh Mohajer (Iran)

First Film Award

Botox by Kaveh Mazaheri (Iran, Canada)

First Film Jury
Dina Iordanova (Bulgaria), Loreta Gandolfi (Italy), Morteza Farshbaf (Iran)

Muhammad Al-Ameen Award

Fear by Ivaylo Hristov (Bulgaria)

Interfaith Award

The Dogs Didn’t Sleep Last Night by Ramin Rasouli (Afghanistan)

Interfaith Jury
Magali Van Reeth (France), Magimai Pragasam (India), Habib Reza Arzani (Iran)

Fipresci Award

200 Meters by Ameen Nayfeh (Jordan, Palestine Qatar, Sweden, Italy)

Fipresci Jury
Aylin Tasciyan (Turkey), Giovanni Vimercati (Italy), Omid Roohani (Iran)

NETPAC Award

Major by Ehsan Abdipour (Iran)

NETPAC Jury
Italo Spinelli (Italy), Anne Demy Geroe (Australia), Farhad Tohidi (Iran)

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