Thu 20 May - Luna Leederville 7:00PMIFFA21:Titi(18 +) 1 hr 52 mins
Fri 21 May - Luna Leederville 7:00PMIFFA21:Sun Children(18 +) 1 hr 49 mins
Sat 22 May - Luna Leederville 4:30PMIFFA21: Chicheka(18 +) 2 hrs 2 mins 7:00PMIFFA21: Careless Crime(CTC) 2 hrs 14 mins
Sun 23 May - Luna Leederville 4:00PMIFFA21:Bandar Band(18 +) 1 hr 40 mins 6:30PMIFFA21:Cinema City(18 +) 1 hr 50 mins
Mon 24 May - Luna Leederville 7:00PMIFFA21:3 Puffs(18 +) 2 hrs
Tue 25 May - Luna Leederville 7:00PMIFFA21:Wasteland(18 +) 2 hrs 7 mins
Wed 26 May - Luna Leederville 7:00PMIFFA21:The Truck(18 +) 2 hrs 4 mins
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.
OPENING NIGHT - TITI20 May at Luna Leederville6:15 pm event for 7.00 pm film screening
Join us in celebrating the opening night of the Iranian Film Festival with the Australian premiere of TiTi; a story about selflessness, supernatural powers, and the fate of the world. Patrons will be ...
Prepare yourself for a film that has guts, heart and streetsmart charisma!
SUN CHILDREN is the story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a ...
Sound and scenes from south of Iran. The story of a musician omitted from society, who inspired a generation by songs of freedom, love and pain.
CHICHEKA LULLABY is an anthropological documentary about music. It pictures the life story of the influential musician from the south of Iran, ...
On a very ordinary day, four ordinary people decide to set fire to a cinema packed with people.
Forty years ago, during the uprising to overthrow the Shah's regime in Iran, protestors set fire to movie theatres as a way of showing opposition to Western culture. Many cinemas were burned down. In ...
A stunning visual ode to the shifting landscapes of Iran
Mahla along with the other members of Bandar Band, her husband and one of their closest friends, starts her journey to Tehran from a southern province just when they have lost all they had in the flood. They still keep their hopes alive, ...
Join us for the international premiere of CINEMA CITY, a homage to the history of Iranian film!
Davood is a cinema projectionist and loses his job at the onset of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. After revolutionaries burn down theatres, Davood's love for cinema leads him to open up a home theatre ...
Gripping, revealing and moving, 3 PUFFS shows drug addiction and the family unit in an unconventional way.
Mojtaba and Nasim are a young couple who just had a baby. They reside in the south of Tehran and live a seemingly happy life. Mojtaba sells disposable plastic dishes and Nasim makes dolls ...
The Wasteland is an elegant piece of chiaroscuro cinema that is as powerful as it is unpretentious, brimming with thought-provoking performances of the human experience.
This story is set in a remote manufacturing facility that produces bricks using an ancient method. Many families with ...
Winner of Best Screenplay at Fajr Film Festival (2018)!
A riveting story about a Yazidi woman and her two children who escape from an ISIS killing. The family are helped by a truck driver, who then drives them to Tehran to search for her husband who is currently in Iran looking for a ...