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

Celebrating 5 years, Sydney’s Persian Film Festival will present some of the best films by Persian speaking filmmakers around the globe. The 2016 program runs from 29 September to 3 October in Sydney (with screenings in Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne)

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.