The jury board of Iran cinema competition section offered crystal Simorgh (phoenix) of the best film to `Baran' and of the best direction to Majid Majidi, the director of the said film.
Crystal Simorgh of the ``best musical score' went to Ahmad Pejman and of the best `sound effect' to Yadollah Najafi for their works at the film Baran.
Moreover, Soraya Qasemi received crystal Simorgh as the best actress for her role in the film `Maral' with Hossein Abedini receiving crystal simorgh as the best actor for his protagonist role in the film Baran.
The board of jurors also offered crystal Simorghs of the `best supporting actor' to Dariush Arjomand as the best supporting actor in the film `Sag Koshi' (Killing Rabids) and of the `best supporting actress' to Mahaya Petrosian for her role in the film `Haft Pardeh' (Seven Acts).
The best supporting actor's honorary diploma was presented to Parviz Pourhosseini for his role in the film `Maryam Moqaddas' (Holy Mary).
The crystal Simorgh of the `Best Screen Play' went to Bahram Beyzaie for writing screen play of the film Sag Koshi.
Sag Koshi also managed to receive 88.99 percent of votes cast by the viewers to stand as the best film from the viewers point of view and receive crystal Simorgh.
Asghar Rafie Jam the photographer of Sag Koshi and Iraj Ramin the art director of the film received crystal Simorghs of the `best photographer' and `best art direction.'
Homayoun Asadian director of the film `Akhar-e Bazi' (End of the Game) received honorary diploma for best direction.
The `best make-up' crystal Simorgh was offered to Abdollah Eskandari for his work in the film `Mosafer-e Rey' (Traveller to Rey). The crystal Simorgh of the best editing went to Mohammad-Reza Moeeni for his work in the film `Party'.
The `special prize' section of the festival offered its crystal Simorgh to Manouchehr Mohammadi for preparing the film `Zir-e Nour-e Mah' (Under the Moonlight).
Meanwhile, Hamid Khozouie Abyaneh and Mahmoud Nazar Alian were identified as the best photographer and best supporting actor respectively in the film Under the Moonlight and received the honorary diploma.
The board of jurors consisted of Faramarz Qaribian, Mohammad-Reza Honarmand, Turaj Mansoori, Javad Tusi, Rasool Molla Qolipour, Mojtaba Raie and Seyed Zia Hashemi.
19 films from 14 countries were contesting for the International Cinema Section of the festival.
The Iranian films Baran by Majid Majidi, Sag Koshi by Bahram Beyzaie and `Qet'e-ye Natamam' (Unfinished Song) by Maziyar Miri were on show at the section.
The International Film Section offered crystal Simorghs of the best actress to Mojdeh Shamsaie for her role in the film Sag Koshi, of the best screen play to the Chinese film `17 Years' and of the best direction to Majid Majidi, the director of the film Baran.
The board of jurors also offered their special prize to director of the film `Abrha-ye Bahari' (Clouds In May) and crystal Simorgh of the best foreign film to producer of the Chinese film `The Road Home'.
The foreign film the ``The Green Mile'' received 88.91 percent of the votes of the viewers to stand as the best film of the International Film Section and received crystal Simorgh.
Rakhshan Bani Etemad and Mohammad-Ali Talebi from Iran, Jonathan Rosen Baum from the US, Dimitrie Eidipedes from Greece, Bela Tarr from Hungary, Rock Demers from Canada and Emiko Wada from Japan were members of the board of jurors in the international film section.
Simorgh of Simorghs was also offered to the ex-Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance and Head of the International Center of Dialogue Among Civilizations Ata'ollah Mohajerani here on Friday.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ahmad Masjedjameie, deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Cinema Affairs Seyfollah Daad and hundreds of artists and cinematographers were attending the ceremony.
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