Iranian Film Festival

20 October 2016 - 20 November 2016

Iranian Film Festival Australia is the only nation-wide Australian festival dedicated to Iranian cinema.

Contemporary Iranian cinema is one of the world’s most exhilarating national cinemas. Their aims are to showcase a diverse range of the best and most interesting of current Iranian cinema, and through cinema to introduce Iranian culture to other Australians, providing a better cultural understanding.

IFFA is an independent non-political, non-aligned and non-religious private organisation run by Anne Démy-Geroe and Armin Miladi. They are NOT supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran. They are most definitely committed to an audience comprising both Iranian and non-Iranian members where people can mingle and talk among themselves, leading to a better cultural understanding.


BRISBANE 20 – 23 October, New Farm Cinemas

MELBOURNE 27 October – 1 November, ACMI

ADELAIDE 3 – 6 November, Mercury Cinema

SYDNEY 10 – 13 November,
Event Cinemas Tope Ryde & Dendy Opera Quays

CANBERRA 11 – 13 November, NFSA | Arc Cinema

PERTH 17 – 20 November, Event Cinemas | Innaloo


Sessions Summary

Festival Summary


Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Perth


20 October- 20 November 2016


No laughing matter: Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin reveals the anxieties of team Putin

Armando Iannucci’s dark comedy The Death of Stalin, on general release in Australia from March 29, has caused controversy in Russia. After a preview in the Ministry of Culture in late...

16 April 2018


David Attenborough’s doco will be narrated live by Eric Bana and accompanied by a live orchestral score composed by Hans Zimmer. Whether you’re a big nature nerd or err on...

15 April 2018

Steven Spielberg: Netflix movies deserve Emmys, not Oscars

‘Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie’ Steven Spielberg has changed the way cinema works multiple times, the director’s blockbusters — Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. — casting huge...

12 April 2018
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