Now in its eighth 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.

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 Bahmam Farmanara's Tale of The Sea (2018 Moscow Film Festival) and Mani Haghighi's Black-Comedy, PIG (2018 Berlinale competition) and also the work of a new generation of filmmakers such as Abbas Amini's Hendi & Hormoz (2018 Berlinale).


Join us in opening the 8th Iranian Fim Festival Australia 2018 with a screening of Mani Haghighi's Black-Comedy PIG at 7pm, with a pre-screening celebration with pre-drinks and delicious Iranian  finger food!  Opening Night Tickets $30

Adults $20
Student/Concession/Privilege Card $15
5 Film Pass $85 adults
(Please note 5 Film Passes can only be purchased at the Cinema Box Office, a person must purchase 1 ticket to five different films screening at the festival in one transaction, excludes opening night event)

Please note: All films in Farsi with English subtitles.
Visit the festival website for details www.iffa.net.au


Luna Leederville - session times

Fri 2 Nov - Luna Leederville    
7:00PM  IFF: PIG  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
Sat 3 Nov - Luna Leederville    
4:30PM  IFF: Amir  (CTC) 1 hr 56 mins
7:00PM  IFF: Tale of the Sea  (CTC) 1 hr 47 mins
Sun 4 Nov - Luna Leederville    
4:30PM  IFF: Rona  (CTC) 1 hr 53 mins
7:00PM  IFF: Sly  (CTC) 1 hr 40 mins
Mon 5 Nov - Luna Leederville    
7:00PM  IFF: Hendi & Hormoz  (CTC) 1 hr 56 mins
Tue 6 Nov - Luna Leederville    
7:00PM  IFF: Axing  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
Wed 7 Nov - Luna Leederville    
7:00PM  IFF: Hattrick  (CTC) 1 hr 42 mins

IFFA18 Pig - Opening Night 108 mins

2794 IFFA18 Pig - Opening Night

Banned from making films, Hasan is doubly frustrated that his muse, the actress Shiva, is working with other directors. His home life is faring no better. There are disagreements with his wife, and ... More

Screening: Fri 2 Nov
Luna Leederville: Fri 2 Nov

IFFA18 Amir 106 mins

2795 IFFA18 Amir

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, ... More

Screening: Sat 3 Nov
Luna Leederville: Sat 3 Nov

IFFA18 Tale of The Sea 97 mins

2796 IFFA18 Tale of The Sea

Taher Mohebi is a well-known writer who, after witnessing a violent murder, breaks downn and spends three years in a mental institution. After release he is told that things are just as they were ... More

Screening: Sat 3 Nov
Luna Leederville: Sat 3 Nov

IFFA18 Rona; Azim's Mother + Lunch Time 103 mins

2797 IFFA18 Rona; Azim's Mother + Lunch Time

Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his brother Faroogh, ... More

Screening: Sun 4 Nov
Luna Leederville: Sun 4 Nov

IFFA18 Sly 90 mins

2798 IFFA18 Sly

Ghodrat Allah Samadi’s ultimate goal is becoming a parliament member, however, he has a history of taking arbitrary actions. He decides to negotiate with fundamentalist parties and figures, but ... More

Screening: Sun 4 Nov
Luna Leederville: Sun 4 Nov

IFFA18 Hendi & Hormoz + Bubble 106 mins

2799 IFFA18 Hendi & Hormoz + Bubble

On the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, according to local custom, thirteen-year-old Hendi is married off to sixteen-year old Hormoz. Despite the fact that the young couple hardly know each ... More

Screening: Mon 5 Nov
Luna Leederville: Mon 5 Nov

IFFA18 Axing + Staircase 112 mins

2800 IFFA18 Axing + Staircase

The story of an addicted woman Mahsa who thinks that her girl is dead but when finds out that she is alive and lives by her father (Mahsa’s ex-husband) decides to take her back. This put her to ... More

Screening: Tue 6 Nov
Luna Leederville: Tue 6 Nov

IFFA18 Hat-trick 92 mins

2801 IFFA18 Hat-trick

Getting back from a party with his wife and two friends, Farzad hits something with his car. No one sees anything! After a long discussion, all confused and frightened, they leave the scene and go to ... More

Screening: Wed 7 Nov
Luna Leederville: Wed 7 Nov