Now in its 10th 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.
The past year has been such a difficult year for the cinema industry and especially for festivals due to limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But, we did not lose hope. We are thrilled that although with some delay we are finally able to present to you the 10th edition of IFFA. We look forward to seeing you in cinemas for some great films from Iran.