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8th Iranian Film Festival Australia

See the best of contemporary Iranian cinema. 

Now in it's eight year, Iranian Film Festival Australia is the only nation-wide Australian festival dedicated to Iranian cinema. Our aim is to showcase a diverse range of the best and most interesting of current Iranian cinema, one of the world’s most exhilarating national cinemas, and through cinema to introduce Iranian culture to other Australians, providing a better cultural understanding.

IFFA commenced in 2011, opening with A Separation, straight from its Berlin Golden Bear win and before its Oscar win. It expanded from three to five Australian capital cities in 2012. In 2016, Perth was included in the main circuit of the festival to be covering six major capital cities of Australia.

Many Iranians consider IFFA the key Iranian cultural event in Australia.

This year's program includes recent films from some of the most prominent Iranian directors such as Jafar Panahi’s 3 FACES (Winner of Best Script at Cannes 2018 ) ,  Bahmam Farmanara's TALE OF THE SEA (2018 Moscow Film Festival) and Mani Haghighi's Black-Comedy, PIG (2018 Berlinale official competition) along with the work of new generation of filmmakers such as Abbas Amini's HENDI & HORMOZ (2018 Berlinale) & Mostafa Sayari’s AS I LAY DYING (Venice Film Fest 2018) .

Visit the Festival’s website for details www.iffa.net.au

Ticket Prices

Adult $22.00
Student/Concession $17.50
Senior $14.50
Club Adult $18.00
Club Student $15.00
Club Senior $12.00
5 Film Pass $88.00
8 Film Pass $140.00
Closing Night $30.00

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3 Faces

MA15+ Drama

The famous actress Behnaz Jafari has no idea what to do when she receives a video in which a young girl is begging for help after her family did not allow her to study at Tehran Theatrical University.

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Axing

MA15+ Drama

Two women fight to be mother.

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The Blue Veiled

MA15+ Romance

Winner of Bronze Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival, 1995

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As I Lay Dying

MA15+ Drama

To fulfil the last will of their recently departed father, three brothers, joined by their only sister, drive to a village in the middle of nowhere where he asked to be buried.

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Hendi and Hormoz

MA15+ Drama

16-year-old Hormoz is consoled by the prospect of hiring on at the strip mine as he is married off to 13-year-old Hendi. Alas, the young man finds the doors of opportunity shut tight. When Hendi becomes pregnant Hormoz enters into an ominous pact with a smuggler in order to ensure his family’s livelihood.

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Tale of the Sea

MA15+ Drama

Where I come from, metaphors have replaced reality. The story of Taher Mohebi and his descent into madness is the only way I could tell the story I wanted to tell. One man’s madness is a metaphor for the surreal lives of a whole nation.

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Hattrick

MA15+ Thriller

Winner of Best Script and Best Actress Awards - The 36th FAJR IFF, 2018

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Amir

MA15+ Drama

Amir goes to the airport to welcome his friend Ali, where he realizes that Ali’s ex-wife Ghazal has taken their son Ardalan with her illegally and most probably will immigrate soon. Amir, Despite of all his personal problems, takes Ali to his office to find his ex-wife and son.

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PIG

MA15+ Drama

Iranian directors are getting slaughtered by an unknown serial killer and a blacklisted director, Hasan Kasmai, is curious about only one thing: Why isn't the killer after him?

*Festival passes exclude special events and closing night **Film passes can only be bought from the Dendy Newtown’s box office. ***The Blue Veiled will be at normal price but is considered a Special Event, so it can’t be purchased with the Festival passes