Welcome to the fourth Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) 2014, Khosh Amadid!
به چهارمین جشنوارهٔ فیلمهای ایرانی استرالیا ۲۰۱۴ خوش آمدید
IFFA returns with the best and most interesting in contemporary Iranian cinema for the 4th year. This year the programme reflects the new political scenario around Iran’s film industry with enthusiasm.
IFFA is proud to open with I’m Not Angry, Reza Dormishian's second film which premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and features Baran Kosari (Hatred 2012). The festival closes with Fish & Cat by Shahram Mokri, a single take horror film with no violence! The winner of the innovation prize at Venice Film Festival 2013. The edgy Kami’s Party and 13, and the elegiac Snow are all debut features inscribed by contemporary issues. From established directors come two wonderful films about families – Maziar Miri’s The Painting Pool along with Kianoush Ayari’s The Paternal House. The delightful evergreen Haji Washington (1982) screens with a small gem, the pre-Revolutionary short P for Pelican from Parviz Kimiavi.
So far we've had an awesome audience for Shahram Mokri's Fish & Cat, which was presented the IFFA NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) for 2014. Among previous Iranian film makers who have won this highly coveted award are Bahman Farmanara, Mani Haghighi, Babak Payami and Maryam Shahriar.
Be omid-e- didar (See you at the festival!)
2014 Media Wall
Thank you, Australia, for all of your support throughout 2014, and going forward into the new year. We look forward to bringing you the very best of contemporary Iranian cinema in 2015! We'd just like to take this opportunity to announce the Audience Award winner for 2014, the winner of this year's NETPAC Award and wish you all the best for the new year ahead!
by Cris Kennedy for the Sydney Morning Hearld
With what we imagine might be the constraints upon filmmakers in contemporary Iran, from its changing political landscape to the challenges of censorship, the films Demy-Geroe and her team have compiled are most impressive.
Reza Dormishian's I'm Not Angry! and Shahram Mokri's Fish & Cat, Opening & Closing Night films, will bookend a varied program that goes from 13 to P, the former about a youngster, the latter about an old recluse, in this year’s Iranian Film Festival around Australia.
Last week we gave you Reza Dormishian's I'm Not Angry! and Shahram Mokri's Fish & Cat as our Opening & Closing Night films for IFFA 2014. This week we announce our full programme! Get excited!
Our website will be updated with further details soon.
Reza Dormishian's I'm Not Angry!, starring Navid Mohammadzadeh and Baran Kosari, will open the festival in every city we're heading to this year! I'm Not Angry! has made waves back in Iran at Fajr and the recent Iranian Critics Awards, where it collected Best Actor. The film has also premiered at the 64th Berlinale and scored three top new talent awards at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, including Best Film. We're excited to be bringing the Australian premiere of this controversial film to our audience!
We announce our Opening and Closing Night films, along with the Canberra dates. These two films will open and close our festival in each of the cities all around Australia.
Brisbane friends! As part of our new venue at the Queensland Multicultural Centre and Bemac, we're highlighting some of the exciting events they have scheduled for Brisbane.
Khosh Amadid! We're excited to announce that IFFA is back for 2014!
The festival will run from October through November, starting in Brisbane and heading to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra.
Previous years films - 2013
For a full list of our previous films starting from 2011, visit our film archive.