Awards

Awards

1970

5th Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults

Jury Special Award for The Bread and Alley, Iran
1974

9th Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults

National TV Prize for The Traveler, Iran
1974

4th Giffoni International Film Festival

First Prize in Narrative Category for The Experience, Italy
1974

9th Tehran International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults

Jury’s Grand Prize for The Traveler, Iran
1976

International Educational Festival of Mexico

First Prize for Two Solutions for One Problem, Mexico
1976

11th Tehran International Festival of Films for the Children and Young Adults

Iran National TV Prize for A Wedding Suit, Iran
1976

11th Tehran International Festival of Films for the Children and Young Adults

Special Diploma of Critics for A Wedding Suit, Iran
1977

10th Moscow International Film Festival

Diploma of Honor for A Wedding Suit, Soviet Union
1979

Iranian Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults

Best Film Award for Case No. 1, Case No. 2, Iran
1984

2nd Fajr International Film Festival

Golden Plaque of Best Short Film for The Chorus, Iran
1986

4th Fajr International Film Festival

Jury Special Award for First Graders, Iran
1987

5th Fajr International Film Festival

Crystal Simorgh for Best Sound Recorders for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Iran
1987

5th Fajr International Film Festival

Golden Plaque of Best Director for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Iran
1987

5th Fajr International Film Festival

Crystal Simorgh for Best Sound Recorders for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Iran
1987

5th Fajr International Film Festival

Jury Special Award for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Iran
1989

International Confederation of Art Cinemas

Prize for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, France
1989

42nd Locarno International Film Festival

Prize of International Confederation of Art Cinemas for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Switzerland
1989

42nd Locarno International Film Festival

Barclay Jury Prize for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Switzerland
1989

42nd Locarno International Film Festival

Ecumenical Jury’s Special Mention for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Switzerland
1989

42nd Locarno International Film Festival

FIPRESCI Special Mention for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Switzerland
1989

42nd Locarno International Film Festival

Bronze Leopard for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Switzerland
1990

International Film Festival of the Royal Film Archive of Belgium

Best Film Award for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Belgium
1990

8th Fajr International Film Festival

Jury Special Prize for Close-Up, Iran
1990

3rd Rimini International Film Festival

Silver R for Close-Up, Italy
1991

5th Dunkerque International Film Festival

Press Prize for Close-Up, France
1991

5th Dunkerque International Film Festival

Prize of the City of Dunkerque for Close-Up, France
1991

5th Dunkerque International Film Festival

Prize of Best Director for Close-Up, France
1992

11th Istanbul International Film Festival

FIPRESCI Prize for Close-Up, Turkey
1992

45th Cannes International Film Festival

Prix Roberto Rossellini Award for the Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, France
1992

5th Cinekid International Children Film Festival of Amsterdam

Award for Where is the Friend’s House?, The Netherlands
1993

17th São Paulo International Film Festival

Special Award of Critics for Life and Nothing More…, Brazil
1993

6th Rimini International Film Festival

Prize of City of Rimini for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Italy
1993

23rd Giffoni International Film Festival

François Truffaut Award for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Italy
1993

6th Rimini International Film Festival

Special award of the festival for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Italy
1994

39th Valladolid International Film Festival

Golden Spike for Through the Olive Trees, Spain
1994

30th Chicago International Film festival

Silver Hugo for Through the Olive Trees, USA
1994

18th São Paulo International Film Festival

Special award of Critics for Through the Olive Trees, Brazil
1995

Festa del Cinema Rome

Lifetime Achievement Award, Italy
1995

Pier Paolo Pasolini Foundation

Pier Paolo Pasolini Award for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Italy
1995

13th Bergamo Film Meeting

Golden Rose Award of Best Film for Through the Olive Trees, Italy
1995

8th Singapore International Film Festival

Award of Best Director for Through the Olive Trees, Singapore
1995

Rome Summer Film Festival

Best Film Award for Where Is the Friend’s Home?, Italy
1996

Ministry of Culture and Art of France

Officier de la Légion d’honneur, France
1997

2nd Feast of Cinema

Special award for Abbas Kiarostami, Iran
1997

50th Cannes International Film Festival

Palme d’Or for Best Film for Taste of Cherry, France
1997

27th Giffoni International Film Festival

Special Prize for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Italy
1997

Time magazine

Taste of Cherry selected as the Best Film of the Year, ?
1997

Iranian Cinema Celebration

Honorary Award, Iran
1997

UNESCO

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

Vittorio De Sica Foundation

Vittorio De Sica Memorial Award for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Italy
1997 (Seems like there's two of this record)

50th Cannes International Film Festival

Palme d’Or for Best Film for Taste of Cherry, France
1998

National Society of Film Critics

Taste of Cherry selected as the Best Foreign Film of the Year, USA
1998

Society of Film Critics of Boston

Taste of Cherry selected as the Best Foreign Film of the Year, USA
1999

Panorama of European Cinema

Golden Plaque for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami,, Greece
1999

21st International Mediterranean Film Festival

Special Prize for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, France
1999

56th Venice International Film Festival

FIPRESCI Award for The Wind Will Carry Us, Italy
1999

Cinematheque Ontario Polling

Selection of Under The Olive Trees as the 3rd Best Films of the 1990s, Canada
1999

Cinematheque Ontario Polling

Selection of And Life Goes On… as the 2nd Best Films of the 1990s, Canada
1999

Cinematheque Ontario Polling

Selection of Close Up as the 5th Best Films of the 1990s, Canada
1999

Cinematheque Ontario Polling

Selection of Taste of Cherry as the 9th Best Films of the 1990s, Canada
1999

Polling of Cinematheque Ontario

Selected as the Most Outstanding Filmmaker of ’90s, Canada
1999

40th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Honorary Golden Alexander Prize for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Greece
1999

28th Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Audience Award, Canada
1999

56th Venice International Film Festival

FIPRESCI Award for The Wind Will Carry Us, Italy
1999

18th Istanbul International Film Festival

Special Prize of Masters for Abbas Kiarostami, Turkey
1999

56th Venice International Film Festival

Jury Special Prize for The Wind Will Carry Us, Italy
2000

7th Belgrade Film Festival

The first prize for The Wind Will Carry US, Yugoslavia
2000

18th Fajr International Film festival

Honorary Prize for Film Career of Abbas Kiarostami, Iran
2000

Film Comment Poll

The Best Filmmaker of ’90s, USA
2000

3rd Beirut Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award for Abbas Kiarostami, Lebanon
2000

43rd San Francisco International Film Festival

Akira Kurosawa Honorary Award, USA
2000

Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Art

Special Plaque, Lebanon
2001

12th Damascus International Film Festival

Special Award, Syria
2001

25th Cairo Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award for Abbas Kiarostami, Egypt
2003

The Academy of Arts, Berlin

The Konrad Wolf Prize, Germany
2005

British Film Institute

Fellowship of the British Film Institute, UK
2005

Locarno film festival

Gold Leopard of Honor, Switzerland
2005

Marrakech Film Festival

Honorary Award, Morocco
2005

2nd Reykjavík Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award, Iceland
2006

Films From the South Festival

Honorary Prize, 16th, Norway
2007

Kolkata International Film Festival

World’s Great Masters, India
2008

Iranian Short Film Association

Jaam-e Jahan-Nama (Cup of Jamshid) Award, Iran
2010

5th Batumi Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award, Georgia
2010

Munich Film Festival

CineMerit Award, Germany
2010

Cannes Film Festival

The Best Actress Award for Juliette Binoche, France
2010

Valladolid International Film Festival

Espiga de Oro Largometraje for Certified Copy, Spain
2011

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Best Foreign Language Film for Certified Copy, USA
2012

The Sight & Sound Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time

Selection of Close-Up as the 42nd Film, UK
2014

51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Prize in Art, Turkey
2016

Association of Cuban Writers

Tomas Gutierrez Alea International Film Award, Cuba
2016

Busan International Film Festival

Asian Filmmaker of the Year, South Korea
2017

Writers Guild of America

Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement, USA
2017

Writers Guild of America

Jean Renoir Award, USA
2018

14th Eurasia Film Festival

Special Prize, Kazakhstan

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