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Fajr Film Festival to Honor Najafi

Fajr Film Festival to Honor NajafiFajr Film Festival to Honor Najafi

Iranian veteran film producer, director, scriptwriter and architect, Mohammad Ali Najafi, will be honored at the 36th Fajr Film Festival, slated for Feb. 1-11, 2018.

According to a report by the public relations office of FFF, Najafi has been announced as the veteran artist to be commended at the event, while the other honorees will be announced soon.

Born in Isfahan, Najafi, 72, holds a master’s degree in urban construction and architecture from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.

He directed his first feature film in 1979 and has made 15 short, feature and documentary films as well as TV series so far.

Najafi directed the popular historical TV series ‘Sarbedaran’ in 1983. He has also played in the historical series ‘In the Wind’s Eye’ (2003-08) and ‘The Enigma of the Shah’ (2016-17).

Founded in 1982, FFF is Iran’s largest annual film festival held in Tehran. The event displays creative achievements of cineastes and awards top quality local films. Since its establishment, it has played a vital role in the development of the Iranian Cinema.

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