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Iranian Film Festival Australia 2014


The acclaimed Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) in 2014 is set to underscore how Iranian cinema continues to produce many high quality films. The Festival is a celebration of film and culture and the themed opening night and other events will provide the opportunity for dialogue, with Iran and Iranian culture as the focus.

This magnificent event is to be held at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane from the 9th to the 12th October, 2014.

Parking is available on Main Street and there is limited free onsite parking at the QMC.

Ticket prices per session are: Full $16; Concession $14 and the Opening Night Gala (film and after party) $40.

A Festival Pass Package is also available for $112 (9 sessions including opening night). Purchase the Festival Pass Package here.

Please note all films are 18 .

Box Office inquiries can be made by telephoning (07) 3391 4433

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Festival Opener - I'm Not Angry


The IFFA 2014 programme focuses the spotlight on contemporary life in Iran and consists of nine feature films and five short films. Cinephiles have the opportunity here to experience Iranian identity and culture through the lenses of the dynamic and rejuvenated Iranian film industry. This year's programme reflects the new enthusiasm within the industry and places the emphasis on young cinematographers with many first and second-time directors' works on show.

Festival co-director Anne Démy‐Geroe said this year's programme reflects the enthusiasm of the young film makers who have made an unprecedented number of films. "We're hoping audiences will be curious about the transformation of Iranian cinema and will once again join us across the country to explore and experience what's now coming out of Iran," she said.

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Scene from Fish and Cat


The IFFA 2014 showcases a diverse range of the best and most interesting Iranian films. In doing so it will introduce Iranian culture to many Australians and provide a basis for better cultural understanding and more tolerant interactions.

The themes for this year's programme are focused on issues faced by contemporary Iranian families and youth, as the festival opens with the dramatic, 'I'm Not Angry', a tragic love story set against the political and social constraints of the Green Movement. This film premiered at Berlinale this year.

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Scene from I'm Not Angry


Other films to be presented include the edgy, 'Kami's Party' and '13' supported by 'Fish and Cat' (Mahi Va Gorbeh), 'The Painting Pool' (Howze Naghashi), 'The Paternal House' (Khanéh Pedari), 'Red Carpet' (Farshe Ghermez), 'Snow' (Barf), 'Temporary', 'Endorphin', '17 Years and a Day' and 'The Insomniac' (Khabzadeh).

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Scene from Kami's Party


Although the focus of IFFA 2014 is on the new and youthful side of the industry the programme also includes two popular and always welcome 'oldies'. These are 'Haji Washington' and 'P for Pelican' (P mesle pelican); a combination of comedy and drama not to be missed.

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Scene from P for Pelican


The films are diverse and there is no single tone to the programme so the festival is about more than the films themselves. It's a celebration of film and culture and IFFA's themed opening night and other events give an opportunity for dialogue, with Iran as the focus. Read more about each film in our Films section and register for the newsletter to get articles and news of additional events.

The IFFA 2014 is set to be an enjoyable and exciting contemporary film exhibition made with the insight and brashness only seen in youthful cinematographers. The programme is a wonderful and provocative collection of films dealing with contemporary Iranian youth and family issues that will open your eyes and help give a better understanding of modern Iran.

We are proud to present the Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) in 2014 and look forward to celebrating with you.

More information on this marvellous event can be found at the web page or by making contact at info@iffa.net.au.
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When: 9 to 12 October, 2014
Phone: 3391 4433
Where: Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Cost: Per session: Full $16; Concession $14; Opening Night Gala (film and after party) $40; Festival Pass Package $112 (9 sessions including opening night).
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