Celebrating 7 years in 2018, Sydney’s popular Persian International Film Festival will once again present some of the best films by Persian speaking filmmakers from around the globe. This year the program runs from 30 August to 16 September.

Founded in 2011, it is a one of a kind festival that showcases films by filmmakers from Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and through screenings, master classes and cultural events it celebrates the rich Persian cinematic culture in and with Australian communities. The festival also aims to be a leader in shifting views and misconceptions in Australia by creating spaces for new and alternative voices of Persian-Australians and by being a forum for dialogue between and amongst diverse communities.