The secretary of the event, Hashem Mirzakhani, said the tribute would be paid in the presence of the late artist’s family members during the opening ceremony of the festival, which is slated for July 17-22 in Tehran.
Born in 1934, Mashayekhi began his career as a theater actor and then starred in a host of movies and TV series before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
In 1963, he played a role in the short movie, ‘Snake Cover,’ directed by Hajir Darioush. He officially began his acting career in 1970.
Mashayekhi’s debut movie, ‘Brick and Mirror,’ in 1965 did not keep him away from being involved in theater as he kept playing roles on stage for years and remained faithful to the fine art.
He has been honored with the First Grade Order of Art and Culture.
Many critics believe that Mashayekhi has gone down in history by playing roles in outstanding movies and TV series such as ‘Prince Ihtijab’, ‘Kamalolmolk’, ‘Hezardastan’ and ‘Chrysanthemums’.
He appeared in numerous movies, including ‘The Cow,’ ‘Chrysanthemums,’ ‘The Fateful Day,’ ‘Don’t Call Me a Clunker!’ and ‘Cheque.’
Mashayekhi was one of the golden generation of actors of pre-revolutionary Iran. Veteran actor Parviz Parastui once called him one of top five actors of Iranian cinema, along with Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Ali Nassirian, Davoud Rashidi, and Ezzatollah Entezami.
He died on April 2, 2019, at the age of 85.
The festival is Iran’s most important cinematic event related to urban management in promotion of appropriate urban and industrial life patterns.
It is organized annually by the Urban Image Institute, the Art and Culture Organization of Tehran Municipality.
It aims to identify creative and innovative cinematic works of urban life and create a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences among world cities.
Films that use an eloquent artistic vision to promote a blissful human life will be considered for the competition section, according to the festival’s website.