Australia to host 7th Intl. Persian Filmfest
Art and Experience: The 7th edition of Persian International Film Festival will be held in Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne from August 30 to September 9.
Founded in 2011, it is a one of a kind festival that showcases films by Persian-speaking filmmakers of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and through screenings, master classes and cultural events it celebrates this rich cinematic culture in and with Australian communities.
According to its official website, 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.
The event will present its Golden Gazelle in three main categories of Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Documentary.
Persian International Film Festival logo is inspired by the ancient Persian winged-gazelle, dated back to Achaemenid Empire around 4th century BC, which symbolizes vitality and intuition in artistic practice.