Cinema of Iran

Cinema of Iran 


The Cinema of Iran or Cinema of Persia refers to the cinema and film industries in Iran which produce a variety of commercial films annually. Iranian art films have garnered international fame and now enjoy a global following.


Contemporary Iranian cinema

Today, the Iranian box office is dominated by commercial Iranian films. Western films are occasionally shown in movie theaters. Classic and contemporary Hollywood productions are shown on state television. Iranian art films are often not screened officially, and are viewable via unlicensed DVDs which are easily available. Nevertheless, some of these acclaimed films were screened in Iran and had box office success. Examples include Rassul Sadr Ameli's "I’m Taraneh, 15", Rakhshan Bani-Etemad's "Under the skin of the City", Bahman Ghobadi's "Marooned in Iraq" and Manijeh Hekmat's "Women's Prison"


Music in Iranian cinema


Although Iranian composers usually have their own special style and music structure, they all share one thing: melodic, lively rhythms. That might be because they often begin with folkloric songs and shift to film music. In the past few decades, a few composers have emerged in the Iranian cinema with highly appraised works. Composers like Hormoz Farhat, Morteza Hannaneh, Fariborz Lachini, Ahmad Pejman, Majid Entezami, Babak Bayat, Karen Homayounfar, Naser Cheshmazar and Hossein Alizadeh were some of the most successful score composers for Iranian films in the past decades.



Fajr nternational Film Festival (FIFF) 


The Fajr Film Festival are Iran's annual film festivals, held every February and April in Tehran, Iran. The festival, started in 1982, is under the supervision of the  Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran. It takes place every year on the anniversary of the Iranian revolution.




World Panorama:


Crystal Simorgh for:

Best Short Narrative Film

Best Technical or Artistic Achievement

Best Performance

Best Script

Best Direction

Special Jury Prize

 Best Film




Crystal Simorgh for:

Best Film

 Best Director

 Best Screenplay

 Best Actor

 Best Actress

 Best Supporting Actor

 Best Supporting Actress

 Best Editor

 Best Cinematography

 Best Composer

 Best Makeup Artist

 Best Soundtrack

 Best Sound Effects

 Best Sound Recorder

 Best Costume and Stage Designer

 Best Special Effects

 Best First Film Director

 Best Documentary

 Best Documentary Filmmaker

Best Short Film

Best Photo


Other Awards

For all:


Golden Tablet

Diploma Honorary

Golden Flag




Audience Award

Golden Banner


Abbas Kiarostami Award




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