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Vida Irani

Vida Irani   Biography Vida Irani has been an avid film enthusiast for most of her life. In 2015 she finally had the opportunity to direct her first short film Stigma, a documentary about the taboo subject of attempted suicide. Stigma screened at the 23rd Sydney Film School Festival

Davood Khayyam

Davood Khayyam   Biography Davood Khayam is an Iranian film director known for 2016 movie Mohey. He wrote and directed the short film Aquarium. Is the Managing director and Head of the board of directors of Seven White Ribbon filmmaking institute. Films at Persian

Ray Argall

President of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Ray has worked as a director, producer, DOP, editor and writer on features, shorts, documentaries, and established a reputation as one of Australia's most innovative cinematographers on features such as Wrong World, The Prisoner of St Petersberg and Look Both Ways. Ray's rst feature, Return Home, received an

Helen Panckhurst

Head of Production for Matchbox Pictures Helen has produced TV drama, documentaries and feature lms. Her credits as producer for Matchbox include Old School starring Bryon Brown and Sam Neill, The Straits, Gregor Jordan’s documentary Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer. She co-produced, with Penny Chapman, the Logie & AFI Award-winning children’s television series My Place and

Martin Brown

Director Award Courses, AFTRS Martin produced Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge, winner of Golden Globe for Best Musical in 2001 and was nominated for eight Academy Awards including: Best Picture (winning two for Costume Design and Art Direction). Martin was awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of the Year in 2001 by

Sue Murray

Executive Director of Fandango Australia Sue Murray has executive produced Rolf de Heer’s Dr Plonk, Ten Canoes, The King is Dead! and Charlie’s Country ; the documentaries The Balanda and the Bark Canoes and We’re Livin’ On Dog Food, Tom White and co-produced Alexandra’s Project. She has devised marketing and festivals strategies for Son of a

Majid Barzegar

Majid Barzegar Biography Since 1990, the critically acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and producer, Majid Barzegar has been involved in the production of many independent short and feature films. Most of these films have been showcased at various international film festivals including Berlinale, San Sebastian Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, São

Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” opens PFF2016

‪#‎PersianFilmFest2016‬ will open Nationally with Asghari Farhadi’s two time Palme d'Or winner “The Salesman”. 5th PFF will tour nationally to Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney from 22 SEP to 03 OCT at Palace Cinemas. The festival will open with two-time Palme d’Or winner, Asghari Farhadi’s The Salesman, and close with Un Certain Regard Cannes selection, Behnam

Rest in Peace Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami, the most celebrated Iranian Filmmaker and one of the most prominent filmmakers in the world, passed away on Monday 4th July at the age of 76.  Although he will be immensely missed, his remarkable films will forever be alive and time and time again remind us of tranquility of life. Born in Iran, Kiarostami made