Call for Award



Call for Participation in the 4th Annual Research Award of the Iranian Cinema


       The Department for Technology Development and Cinema Studies of Iran’s Cinema and Audio-Visual Organization In collaboration with the House of Cinema intends to organize Iran’s 4th  Annual Research Award of Iranian Cinema with an international approach aiming to identify and encourage researches related to Iranian cinema. Hereby Iranian and foreign university professors, film makers, students and researchers on Iran’s cinema are invited to  contribute with respect to the following terms


Proposed Subjects

   Deliberations on the Iranian cinema over the recent four decades and mechanisms for  Its development in the following areas:

  The economy of cinema, cinema as an industry, children and young adults and cinema, the impacts of technological developments on cinema, interdisciplinary studies in cinema, Policy making in cinema, film script and other cinema-related fields of art

 Details of the Suggested Issues 


Terms for Contributions

Works will be in the form of "Research Project Report", "Article", "Thesis / Dissertation", "Proposal", "Visual Research" and Analytical Note""

 Works obviously not presented at the previous editions of the event.

The Secretariat of the Annual Research Award of the Iranian cinema is authorized to use the  abstract of the contributions on its website, book of the event, magazines, brochures and news broadcasts related to the event.



Top researchers will be awarded prizes as Statuette, tablet of commendation and:

 350,000,000 Iranian Rials  in cash for "the best research project"

200,000,000 Rials in cash for "the best Ph.D. dissertation"

140,000,000 Rials in cash for "the best M.A thesis"

200,000,000 Rials in cash for "the best research article"

200,000,000 Rials in cash for "the best Visual Research"

"Top Analytical Note" to answer the question "What is the most important issue of Iranian cinema and its solution?": Special Jury Prize


  Up to three contributions in the form of  “research project” , “thesis” and “ article” which will have not been selected as the best but obtain the quorum scores by the jury will be awarded statuettes ,tablet of commendation and cash prize (%50  in value of the top prize of each format for the top contribution, %30 for the runner up and %20 for the third place winner)

In addition to the above prizes the abstract of the top contributions will be published as a “booklet” and the articles obtaining

  highest scores will be published in a national academic journal, or by a major international publisher in the form of an edited volume.



   Applicants may fill in the application form as of  November 21th , 2020. The title and the abstract of the works should be sent to the Secretariat by December 21 th , 2020. The Secretariat will announce the results of the selection committee in a week (The texts related to the special award are exempted).

The works, whose title and abstracts have been accepted, should be sent to the Secretariat by February 28th, 2021.

Original copies must be sent exclusively to the Secretariat by email( In the case of "visual research", it is sufficient to send the internet link of the work to the e-mail or the work should be delivered or sent to the Secretariat in the form of a DVD.


Address of the Secretariat

Iran’s House of Cinema, 2nd floor,

6  Pirniya Alley,

Lalehzar-e nou Street,

Tehran, Iran


 Phone numbers:  (+98) 21339722200, (+98) 2138512739,  (+98) 9932086523