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From Awards

The Crow (by Bahram Beyzaii) recieves the Special Jury Award of the first Three Continents Film Festival in Nantes, France.

February

Upon his return to Iran, in his speech at Tehran's cemetery , Imam Khomeini declares: "We do not oppose cinema, we oppose depravity."

March

Before the establishment of the Islamic Revolution, 115 film theaters are active in Tehran. During the revolution, 31 theaters are damaged or shut down in Tehran. Right after the revolution, 79 film theaters begin to screen films in Tehran .

August

The first feature film after Islamic revolution, The Cry of Mujahid (by Mehdi Ma'danian) is released.

November

The 'Film Theater Owners Association' announces that film theaters in Iran will not more screen the American movies.