Golden Gazelle Award 2017-08-28T03:11:09+00:00


Golden Gazelle Awards

A number of awards are presented during Persian International Film Festival, reflecting our commitment to quality cinema. The festival jury will look at the films in competition and will present the Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short during the Closing Night Ceremony in Sydney.

The Golden Gazelle Award is inspired by an ancient Persian winged-gazelle, dated back to Achaemenes Empire around 4th century BC, signifying vitality and intuition in artistic practice.

The Persian Film International Film Festival will present awards in the following categories:


2017 Festival Jury

Rosemary Blight

Ben Ferris

Jen Peedom

Osamah Sami

Rebecca Barry

2016 Winners

5th Persian International Film Festival Jury members Sue Murray, Martin Brown, Helen Panckhurst and Ray Argall announced the winners of the 2016 GOLDEN GAZELLE AWARD for Best Feature and Best Short Film.

In the Feature category the jury awarded THE SALESMAN by Asghar Farhadi while giving an honorary mention to A VERY ORDINARY CITIZEN by Majid Barzegar.

In the Short Film category the jury awarded 500 OUNCES OF GOLD by Shahrzad Dadgar while giving an honorary mention to OPEN WINDOW by Afshin Rezaei.

2016 Jury

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

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

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

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’

Best Short

Best Feature