The Iranian Film Festival Australia is the only nation-wide Australian festival dedicated to Iranian cinema. Our aims are 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 is an independent non-political, non-aligned and non-religious private organization run by Armin Miladi.
We are committed to an audience comprising both Iranian and non-Iranian members where people can mingle and talk among themselves, leading to a better cultural understanding. We are NOT supported by any governmental organization inside or outside Iran.
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.