Directed by Alexey German Jr., Dovlatov is a coproduction of Russia, Poland and Serbia. It is about a few days in the life of writer Sergei Dovlatov in 1971 Leningrad, on the eve of the emigration of his friend, the future Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky (Artur Beschastny).

Directed by Hanna Slak, The Miner is a coproduction of Croatia and Slovenia. It is based on a true story of an immigrant miner in Slovenia, who in a sealed mine, deep underground, finds thousands of bodies of people thrown into a pit after WW2. He affronts the society by insisting to arrange a funeral for those unidentified victims, thus risking his job, the wellbeing of his family, and even his own life.

According to Media Manager of FIFF Kayvan Kassirian, the critics were Saeid Aghighi, Shadmehr Rastin, Kamyar Mohsenin, Saeid Ghotbizadeh, Antonia Shoraka, Homa Tavassoli, Amir Pouria, Mohsen Azarm and Mehrzad Danesh. The Critics’ Choice Movie Award is given annually at FIFF by the Iranian critics of the motion pictures industry.

The curtain falls on the 36th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival, presided over by Reza Mirkarimi, on Thursday, 26 April. According to event organizer Mohammad Hamidi Moghaddam, Vahdat Hall is hosting the closing ceremony at 6:30 pm, attended by Iranian and international filmmakers and guests. The most anticipated moment of the Fajr Filmfest includes live classical music performances by tenors Shahram Nazeri and Hafez Nazeri.