List of awards won by Abbas Kiarostami

 

Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami has won the admiration of audiences and critics worldwide and has received more than 70 awards in his career to date:

 

These awards are listed below:

1) Jury Special Award for Bread And Alley at the 5th Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran 1970

2) First Prize in Narrative Category for The Experience at the 4th Giffoni International Film Festival, Italy 1974

3) Jury’s Grand Prize for The Traveler at the 9th Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran 1974

4) National TV Prize for The Traveler at the 9th Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran 1974

5) Special Diploma of Critics for A Wedding Suit at the 11th Tehran International Festival of Films for the Children and Young Adults, Iran 1976

6) First Prize for Two Solutions for One Problem at the International Educational Festival of Mexico, 1976

7) Diploma of Honor for A Wedding Suit at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival, Soviet Union 1977

8) Best Film Award for Case No. 1, Case No. 2 at the Iranian Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, 1979

9) Golden Plaque of Best Short Film for The Chorus at the 2nd Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran 1984

10) Jury Special Award for First Graders at the 4th Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran 1986

11) Golden Plaque of Best Director for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 5th Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran 1987

12) Jury Special Award for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 5th Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran 1987

13) Bronze Leopard for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 42nd Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland 1989

14) FIPRESCI Special Mention for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 42nd Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland 1989

15) Prize of International Confederation of Art Cinemas for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 42nd Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland 1989

16) Ecumenical Jury’s Special Mention for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 42nd Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland 1989

17) Barclay Jury Prize for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 42nd Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland 1989

18) Prize of International Confederation of Art Cinemas for Where is the Friend’s House? at RCC, France, 1989

19) Jury Special Prize for Close-Up at the 8th Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran 1990

20) Silver R for Close-Up at the 3rd Rimini International Film Festival, Italy 1990

21) Best Film Award for Where is the Friend’s House? at the International Film Festival of the Royal Film Archive of Belgium, 1990

22) Prize of Quebec Critics Association for Close-Up at the 19th Montreal International Festival of New Cinema & Video, Canada 1990

23) Prize of Best Director for Close-Up at the 5th Dunkerque International Film Festival, France 1991

24) Press Prize for Close-Up at the 5th Dunkerque International Film Festival, France 1991

25) Prize of the City of Dunkerque for Close-Up at the 5th Dunkerque International Film Festival, France 1991

26) Film Students Prize for Close-Up at the 5th Dunkerque International Film Festival,France 1991

27) CINEKID Award for Where is the Friend’s House? at the 5th Cinekid International Children Film Festival of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1992

28) FIPRESCI Prize for Close-Up at the 11th Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey 1992

29) Prix Roberto Rossellini Award for the Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 45th Cannes International Film Festival, France 1992

30) Best Film Award of Un Certain Regard for Life and Nothing More… at the 45th Cannes International Film Festival. France 1992

31) Prix Cine Decouvertes for Life and Nothing More… from the Association of Belgian Film Distributors, 1992

32) François Truffaut Award for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 23rd Giffoni International Film Festival, Italy 1993

33) Prize of City of Rimini for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 6th Rimini International Film Festival, Italy 1993

34) Special award of festival for Film career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 6th Rimini International Film Festival, Italy 1993

35) Special Award of Critics for Life and Nothing More… at the 17th São Paulo International Film festival, Brazil 1993

36) Golden Spike for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 38th Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain 1993

37) Silver Hugo for Through the Olive Trees at the 30th Chicago International Film festival, USA 1994

38) Golden Spike for Through the Olive Trees at the 39th Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain 1994

39) Special award of Critics for Through the Olive Trees at the 18th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil 1994

40) Award of Best Director for Through the Olive Trees at the 8th Singapore International Film Festival, 1995

41) Golden Rose Award of Best Film for Through the Olive Trees at the 13th Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy 1995

42) Best Film Award for Where is the Friend’s House? at the Rome Summer Film Festival, Italy 1995

43) The Third Best Audience Film Prize for Through the Olive Trees at the 44th Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia 1995

44) Pier Paolo Pasolini Award for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami from Pier Paolo Pasolini Foundation, Rome 1995

45) Director of the Year, the Variety International Film Guide, 1996

46) Officier de la Legion d’Honneur from Ministry of Culture and Art of France, 1996

47) Palme d'Or for Best Film for Taste of Cherry at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival, France 1997

48) Special award of Feast of Cinema for Abbas Kiarostami at the 2nd Feast of Cinema, Tehran 1997

49) Special Prize of Festival for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 27th Giffoni International Film Festival, Italy 1997

50) Vittorio De Sica Memorial Award for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami from Vittorio De Sica Foundation, Italy 1997

51) Federico Fellini Gold Medal (UNESCO Special award for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami from UNESCO, France 1997)

52) Taste of Cherry selected as the Best Film of the Year by Time magazine in 1997

53) Taste of Cherry selected as the Best Foreign Film of the Year by Society of Film Critics of Boston, USA 1998

54) Taste of Cherry selected as the Best Foreign Film of the Year by the National Society of Film Critics, USA 1998

55) Special Prize of Masters for Abbas Kiarostami at the 18th Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey 1999

56) Jury Special Prize for The Wind Will Carry Us at the 56th Venice International Film Festival, Italy 1999

57) FIPRESCI Award for The Wind Will Carry Us at the 56th Venice International Film Festival, Italy 1999

58) The Youth Prize of Future Cinema for The Wind Will Carry Us at the 56th Venice International Film Festival, Italy 1999

59) Golden Plaque of Panorama of European Cinema for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Athens, Greece 1999

60) Special Prize for Film career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 21st Montpellier International Mediterranean Film Festival, France 1999

61) Honorary Golden Alexander Prize for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami at the 40th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece 1999

62) Selected as the Most Outstanding Filmmaker of '90s at the Polling of Cinematheque Ontario, Canada 2000

63) Honorary Prize of the 18th Fajr International Film festival for Film Career

of Abbas Kiarostami, Tehran, Iran 2000

64) The Best Filmmaker of '90s, Film Comment Poll, USA 2000

65) Plaque of First Human Rights Declaration of the University of California at Berkeley, USA 2000

66) The Golden Dolphin of Kish Island for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema, Iran 2000

67) Akira Kurosawa Honorary Award of the 43rd San Francisco International Film Festival, USA 2000

68) Special Plaque of Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Art, Lebanon 2000

69) Lifetime Achievement for Abbas Kiarostami at the 3rd Beirut Film Festival, Lebanon 2000

70) Political Cinema Award of Recanati, Italy 2000

71) Honorary doctorate, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2003

72) Konrad Wolf Prize, 2003

73) President of the Jury for Caméra d'Or Award, Cannes Festival 2005

74) Fellowship of the British Film Institute, 2005

75) Gold Leopard of Honor, Locarno film festival, 2005

76) Prix Henri-Langlois Prize, 2006

77) World's Great Masters, Kolkata International Film Festival, 2007

78) Glory to the Filmmaker Award, Venice Film Festival, 2008

79) Cup of Jamshid Award, 2008