10th Edition | Dec 2022



Submit Your Film!

Persian-speaking filmmakers from across the globe are invited to compete for the Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature and Best Documentary. For more information check submissions guidelines. A number of awards are presented during the Persian International Film Festival, reflecting our commitment to quality cinema. The Official Competition for best fictional film is at the [...]

2018 Program Announced

7th Persian Film Festival presents some of the greatest, most courageous and artistic works by Persian-speaking filmmakers from across the globe. Check out the festival schedule to see details on Special Events and Film screenings in Sydney and Melbourne.

Tickets on Sale!

The Opening and Closing Night tickets are now on sale for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide. The festival line-up will be announced on 22nd of August.

Panahi & Abbasi among 2018 Cannes Winners

The 71st Cannes Film Festival ended Saturday evening with two prizes for Iranian filmmakers: 3 Faces directed by Jafar Panahi won Palme d'Or for best screenplay jointly with the Italian film Happy as Lazzaro and Iranian-Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi received the top prize from this year's Un Certain Regard jury, presided over by Benicio [...]

Jafar Panahi’s Three Faces in Cannes

Although Jafar Panahi has been banned from filmmaking and leaving the country since 2010, he keeps working without the approval of Iranian authorities. The latest work of him, Three Faces, (which challenges the hot topic of the moment: the problems women actors face in a male-dominated world) has been received eagerly in Cannes. At [...]

Asghar Farhadi’s 8th feature film

“The opening film at the 71st Cannes Film Festival has an unbeatable blend of European glamour, international art-house credibility, and Hollywood stardust: the fact that it is one of the festival’s strongest and most substantial opening films in years is a bonus.” Nicholas Barber What we know about “Everybody Know”: This psychological thriller stars [...]

36th FIFF winners announced

Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) is Iran’s largest annual film festival and the longest running film event in the Middle East held in Tehran. It is an event that celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed filmmakers and pays tribute to quality local and international films. The 36th edition of Fajr International [...]

Calling for the 7th Edition

Persian-speaking filmmakers from Iran, Afghanistan or Tajikistan, anywhere in the world, we invite you to submit your films to be part of the 7th edition of Persian Film Festival in Australia and compete in the Best Feature, Best Short and Best Documentary categories. The festival jury will be awarding the Golden Gazelle Award to the winning films during the closing [...]

Strong Presence at Cannes 2018

By announcing the names of films and directors of the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, the presence of 8 Iranian filmmakers is very impressive. Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi and lauded Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi competing in the world’s number 1 festival, Cannes 2018. The event will open with Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller, “Everybody [...]


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