Persian Film Festival in Australia shows cultural concerns of Iran

Tehran, Sept 12, IRNA - A member of the jury at the 7th Persian Film Festival in Australia said that the event managed to reflect the human and cultural concerns of the Iranian society.

Fereydoun Mehrabi on Tuesday elaborated on the quality of the festival’s 7th edition, noting, “We had a lot of cinematic works in this festival, and after watching the films, we had several sessions to review them.”

He added, “All my efforts as a judge at this festival were to consider different tastes of films without limitation and try to examine the quality and work of art more than anything else.”

The actor said, “It’s highly interesting that Iranians can attract others’ attention through special and human insights and engage in cultural exchanges with the international community.”

The Persian Film Festival in Australia was held as an independent event in three sections of fiction, short films and documentaries.

In this artistic event, the works of Iranian filmmakers and documentaries from all over the world competed.

‘Dressage’, directed by Pouya Badkoubeh, won the Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature Film at the festival.

Founded in 2011, the Persian International Film Festival showcases films by Persian-speaking filmmakers around the world, and celebrates this rich cinematic culture with Australian communities through screenings, master classes and cultural events.

The festival, according to the event’s website, 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.
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