THE FESTIVAL POSTER
The 6th Persian Film Festival closed successfully in Sydney having attracted over 2,000 audiences. The festival screened eight features and shorts, and held a retrospective on acclaimed Iranian director Amir Naderi. In addition, In partnership with Art Gallery NSW and The Association of Iranica in Australasia, we hosted a full day of engagement, discussion and cutting-edge research on Iranian Cinema and a tribute to Abbas Kiarostami.
POSTER OF THE 6TH PERSIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Designed by WSU students
THE FESTIVAL JURY
GOLDEN GAZELLE AWARD
Amir Naderi: A TRIBUTE
To celebrate the life and cinema of acclaimed Iranian director, Amir Naderi,in partnership with Cinema Azadi, the festival hosted several screenings of some Naderi’s works.
SYMPOSIUM AND A TRIBUTE
In partnership with Art Gallery NSW and The Association of Iranica in Australasia, the festival hosted a full day of engagement, discussion and cutting-edge research on Iranian Cinema. This conference features cross-disciplinary discourse on the impact and presence of Iranian cinema across the globe and includes screening of above films in honnor of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
Associate Professor Negar Mottahedeh from Duke University presented alongside Australian experts in contemporary Iranian Film and Screen, including Dr Amin Palangi, from Western Sydney University, Dr Michelle Langford from the University of NSW, Dr Rosa Holman from Deakin University, Dr Gay Breyley from Monash University, a PhD panel of students in Film & Screen Studies and the Art Gallery NSW film program producer, Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd.