FESTIVAL EVENTS

OPENING NIGHT CEREMONY

Join us from 6.30PM for a 7PM start with a champagne coupe, Persian ice cream and opening speechesfollowed by the screening of Mahnaz Mohammadi’s brilliant feature debut SON-MOTHER.

Time: Thursday 3rd December, 7.00 PM
Location: Palace Cinemas Leichhardt

CLOSING NIGHT CEREMONY

Join us from 6.30PM for a 7PM start with a champagne coupe, Persian ice cream at the closing night award ceremony of the festival when the Festival Jury will announce the winners of this years Golden Gazelle Award. The ceremony is followed by the screening of Mohammad Reza Aslani’s rediscovered masterpiece THE CHESS OF THE WIND.

Time: Sunday 6th December, 7.00 PM
Location: Palace Cinemas Leichhardt

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The Persian Film Festival is pleased to celebrate the launch of Sanaz Fotouhi’s new book, Love Marriage in Kabul: A Memoir (Gazebo, 2020).

In the film industry, we are familiar with the process of adaptation where usually the story line of a book is translated into the visual world of a film. However, there are few instances where a book is written about or based on a film. In this discussion, join Sanaz Fotouhi, Karen Pearlman and Catherine Lumby as they discuss Fotouhi’s latest book Love Marriage in Kabul: A Memoir, which chronicles the making of and behind the scene of the making of the award winning documentary by the same name.

Time: Saturday 5th December, 11 AM
Location: Online on ZOOM
Cost: Free (RSVP Essential)