The Forough Farrokhzad Awards

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The Forough Farrokhzad Awards

Thirty-seven years ago at 5PM on Thursday, February 27, 1975 (5 Shanbeh, 8 Esfand, 1353) at the Central Palace for Young Adults, the fourth Forough Farrokhzad awards ceremony was held. This group of awards, meant to honor greatness in all aspects of the arts, was conceived and established by the Farrokhzad family in memory of Forough Farrokhzad, a great Iranian poet and filmmaker, who died tragically in a car accident in Tehran on February 13, 1967 at the age of thirty-two. The ceremony was hosted by Fereidoon Farrokhzad, a multi-dimensional artist in his own right, who gave out the awards on behalf of a jury of twenty writers, artists, and other intellectuals in front of an audience of about three hundred attendees.

The winners that year were:

  1. Theatre: Ali Nassirian and Mohammad Ali Keshavarz
  2. Literature: Ahmad Mahmoud and Simin Daneshvar
  3. Painting: Hossein Zendehrudi
  4. Literary Translation: Mohammad Ghazi
  5. Research: Iraj Afshar
  6. Music: Fereidoon Shahbazian
  7. Cinema & Theatre: Bahman Maghsoudlou
  8. Cinema: Sohrab Shahid-Saless
  9. Foreign Artist: Marlon Brando

After the presentations, Fereidoon Farrokhzad spoke briefly, and then Yadollah Royai, another Iranian poet who was a close friend of Forough Farrokhzad, read a poem that the two of them had written together.

Forough Farrokhzad Award Winners on 1973

Forough Farrokhzad Award Winners on 1974
















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