The largest international film festival dedicated to Iranian Cinema and Persian-speaking filmmakers.

Persian International Film Festival

The Persian Film Festival was inaugurated in 2011 and takes place in early December each year in Australia. Through film screenings, forums, masterclasses and special events, the Festival highlights the richness of Iranian cinema and Persian-speaking filmmakers from around the globe.

The festival hosts a competition in three categories of Best Feature, Best Short and Best Documentary categories, holds Q&As with international filmmakers, and a year-round monthly program.

Submissions Are Open

If you are a filmmaker from Iran, Afghanistan or Tajikistan, anywhere in the world, we invite you to submit your films to be part of the festival and to compete for the Golden Gazelle Award in the Best Feature and Best Short Film categories.

Please read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your film.



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