Thursday 18 July 2024

Festival 2024

Festival Sections

42nd Fajr International Film Festival
(International Section)

This edition of the festival is scheduled to be held from February 1 to 11, 2024 in Tehran in two competitive sections and a non-competitive section.

  1. International Competition Section (Cinema Salvation):

In this section, priority will be given to films dealing with topics seeking justice, discouraging oppression, arrogance, global terrorism, violence and extremism, encouraging Islamic awakening, transcendent lifestyle, family-orientation, human rights, highlighting moral, spiritual and religious teachings, fighting against discrimination, highlighting culture and civilization through artistic expression and thus striving to guide contemporary man towards happiness.

Awards:

The jury will award the following prizes to the selected films:

  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Film
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Director
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Script
  • Special Jury Award
  • Crystal Simorgh for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
  • Eastern Vista (Films from Asian-Islamic Countries):

In this section, films from Asian-Islamic countries that can help elevate cinema with a transcendental approach in the world will be selected.

Awards:

The jury will award the following prizes:

  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Film
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Director
  • Crystal Simorgh for Best Script
  • Special Jury Award
  • Crystal Simorgh for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
  • Festival of Festivals:

In this section, selected Iranian and foreign films presented in international festivals will be showcased non-competitively.

  • Events:
  • Inter-Faith Award:
    • Trophy + Diploma of Honor awarded to the film director for the best work encouraging reconciliation and dialogue between religions.
  • Resistance Award:
    • Trophy + Diploma of Honor awarded to the film director for the best work in the axis of resistance and Islamic awakening.

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