About The Festival

Persian International Film Festival showcases the best of Iranian cinema and the Persian speaking world in Australia.

Founded in 2011, it is a one of a kind festival that showcases films by Persian-speaking filmmakers of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and through screenings, master classes and cultural events it celebrates this rich cinematic culture in and with Australian communities. The festival also aims to be a leader in shifting views and misconceptions in Australia by creating spaces for new and alternative voices of Persian-Australians and by being a forum for dialogue between and amongst diverse communities.

Persian International Film Festival logo is inspired by the ancient Persian winged-gazelle, dated back to Achaemenid Empire around 4th century BC, which symbolises vitality and intuition in artistic practice.

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