Following Asghar Farhadi’s success at the Academy Awards, the festival dedicated a special tribute to his cinema. In partnership with the University of Sydney, monthly screenings of Farhadi films were held. The screenings were followed by a panel discussion about his art and the cinema of the region. The tribute commenced with a screening of Farhadi’s Oscar winning film A Separation. In addition, at the State Library of New South Wales a documentary about the making of the film was screened and discussed by Dr Amin Palangi, Dr Michelle Langford, Dr Omid Tofighian chaired by Lynden Barber.