6th IFFA 2016 - Khosh Amadid!

The Iranian Film Festival Australia expanded its reach this year, travelling to 6 cities as a festival inclusion of IFFA in Perth. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to bring some of the best of Iranian Cinema both old and new in a year which saw the world lose one of its great filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami. As we say goodbye to all those who made the festival possible, from the audiences across Australia and our fabulous sponsors, we also thank the inimitable artists whose works bring us together each year. From Anne & Armin and the rest of the festival team, thank you and see you next year. 

Jury: Fatemeh Motamedarya, Shahram Mokri & Behrouz Vosoughi  

Jury: Fatemeh Motamedarya, Shahram Mokri & Behrouz Vosoughi
 

It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of our The Golden Pomegranate Award. Jury members Fatemeh Motamedarya and Shahram Mokri announced the Winners of The Golden Pomegranate Awards to 6th Iranian Film Festival Australia. 

*Best Film: Life and A Day (ابد و یک روز)
*Special Jury Award: A Dragon Arrives! (اژدها وارد می شود)
*Best Director: Hiwa Aminjejad - Farewell Analog (بدرود آنالوگ)
*Best Actor: Nasser Hashemi - My Brother Khosrow (برادرم خسرو)
*Best Actress: Leila Hatami - I (من)

Our opening film, Life and a Day, was a hit with audiences and critics, with the film taking home a prestigious NETPAC Award, as well as Best Film for the Festival’s debut Golden Pomegranate Award. The jury described the film as “a thoroughly assured film, impeccably realised, rich in revelations about the everyday stresses, disappointments, aspirations and humanity of family life in present-day Iran.” 

Actor Navid Mohammadzadeh from the winning film was on hand to accept the NETPAC award on the Saeed Rostaee's behalf. 

Actor Navid Mohammadzadeh from the winning film was on hand to accept the NETPAC award on the Saeed Rostaee's behalf. 

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the NETPAC (Network for The Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema) Award Winner for 2016, has been awarded to Saeed Rostaee's Life and a Day. The award included the five films by first and second time directors at IFFA this year. The films were judged by film director of the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival Maxine Williamson (chair), world renowned Iranian-Australian artist and filmmaker Granaz Moussavi (My Tehran for Sale) and director of Ronin Films Andrew Pike. 

In awarding the film to Life and a Day they praised the film as "rich in revelations about the everyday stresses, disappointments, aspirations and humanity of family life in present day Iran." The unanimous second-favourite Farewell Analog was also encouraged by the jury. 


2016 Films


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