19th International Teheran Film Festival
(31th January to 10 February 2001)

List of Awards Winners

International Competition Awards:

Crystal Simorghs

Best Picture: "The Road Home" Zhang Yimou (China)
Best director:
Majid Majidi, "Baran" ( Iran)
Best actress:
Mozhde Shamsai, "Killings Rabbids" ( Iran)
Best Screenplay: Yu Hua, Ning Dai et Zhu Wen, "
Seventeen years" (China)
Special Jury award: Nuri Bilge Ceylan director of "
Clouds of May" (Turkey)
Audience Award:
The Green Mile (USA)

Jury

Rakhshan Bani Etemad (Iran) Mohammad-Ali Talebi (Iran)
Jonathan Rosenbaum (US)
Dimitre Eidipedes (Greece)
Bela Tarr (Hungary)

Rock Demers (Canada)
Emiko Wada (Japan)


National Competition Awards

Crystal Simorghs

Best Picture: "Baran" produced by Majid Majidi and Fouad Nahas
Best director:
Majid Majidi, "Baran"
Best Music:
Ahmad Pezhman, "Baran"
Best Screenplay:
Bahram Beyzaie, "Killing Rabbids" (Sag-koshi)
Best Actor:
Hossein Abedini, "Baran"
Best Actress: Sorayya Ghassemi, "Maral"
Best Costumes Design: Abdolhamid Qadirian, "Holy Mary" (Mariam Moqadass)
Best Sound Recording:
Yadollah Najafi, "Baran"
Best Sound Effects and Mixing:
Mohammad Reza Delpak, "Baran"
Best Cinematography: Asghar Rafiee Jam, "Killing Rabbids" (Sag-koshi)
Best Editing: Mohamad Reza Mouine, "Party"
Best Art Director: Iredj Ramin Far, "Killing Rabbids' (Sag-koshi)
Best Make-up: Abdollah Eskandari, "Traveller to Rey" (Mosafer-e Rey)
Best Supporting Actor:
Dariush Arjmand, "Killing Rabids" (Sag-koshi)
Best Supporting Actress:
Mahaya Petrosian, "Seven Acts" (Haft Pardeh)
Jury Award: Manouchehr Mohammadi, Producer "
Under the light of the moon"
( Zir-e nur-e ma), directed by
Reza Mir Karimi
Audience Award: "Killing Rabbids" (Sag-koshi) directed & produced by
Bahram Beyzaie

Honorary Diplomas

Homayoun Asadian, Director of the film " End of game" (Akhar-e Bazi)
Hamid Khozouie Abyaneh, Cinematographer, "
Under the light of the moon"
(Zir-e nur-e ma)
Mahmoud Nazar Alian, Supporting actor, "
Under the light of the moon"
(Zir-e nur-e ma)
Parviz Pourhosseini for his role in the film "Holy Mary" (Maryam Moqaddas)

 
Jury

Faramarz Qaribian Mohammad-Reza Honarmand
Turaj Mansoori
Javad Tusi
Rasool Molla Qolipour
Mojtaba Raie
Seyed Zia Hashemi.

Special Award

The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ahmad Masjedjameie offered the Simorgh of Simorghs to Ata'ollah Mohajerani, the ex-Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance and Head of the International Center of Dialogue Among Civilizations

Special gesture from Majid Majidi

Mr Majid Majidi offerred his Award as Best Director to Ibrahim Hatamikia, whose film" Dead Wave" was withdrawn from competition and screening for unexplained reasons.