The 3rd edition of the festival was as dramatic as a great Persian film. We had cries and laughs, stories which left us in a heavy state and those which gave us hope. We had audiences who were here for the first time and those who attended every session. Overall it was a great journey and a chance to once again immerse ourselves in the wealth of Persian culture and cinema.
None of this would have possible if it were not for the generous support of our partners and sponsors. We would like to acknowledge our Associate Partners: Sydney Film School, AFC Asian Cup, Avant Card and Parsian Australia. We would also like to acknowledge our supporting partners: FilmInk, Persian Gulf Weekly, Bamdad News, Honyla Persian Patisserie, Just Pixles, Palace Cinemas and their wonderful team.
On the other hand, one of the most important parts of the festival for us is in how as a group of friends we have been able to come together and keep our dream of this independent festival alive in the past three years. We would like to especially thank the festival team for their efforts and generous contribution. Mahsa Salamati, Nima Alipour, Kosar Palangi, Mahbod Salahshor, Ali Vaziri, Ahmadreza Sami, Bamdad Erfanian and Setayesh Nooraninejad.