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  • ACMI - Federation Square Flinders St Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

5th IFFA Post Card Design - Courtesy of Lisa Koesterke from Liveworm

Khosh Amadid!

The Iranian Film Festival Australia (IFFA) is excited to be back for its fifth year, shining a spotlight on contemporary life in Iran in theatres across Australia. We kick off in Adelaide on October 9 before moving to Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne.

This year’s programme is bursting with contemporary themes and ideas, which until now have rarely been explored in Iranian films. Featuring eleven features and six short films, the programme provides cinephiles the chance to explore the fabric of Iranian identity and discover why it remains the most passionately discussed and one of the most important cinematic movements of the moment.

The changing political environment has influenced the Iranian film industry and this year sees the theme of relationships move to the forefront of the programme. We know you will be curious about the transformation of Iranian cinema and hope that you will once again join us to explore and experience the thought provoking films now coming out of Iran.

The 2015 programme features three first-time filmmakers: new voices and fresh perspectives within the Iranian film landscape. We are proud to open with What’s the time in your world? the first foray into feature storytelling by film critic and documentarian Safi Yazdanian. What’s the time in your world?, starring Leila Hatami and Ali Mosaffa, is a curiously constructed story about the exploration of memory, personal history and perceptions of the past.

The festival closes with Bahram Tavakoli’s I am Diego Maradona, a dramedy about afflicted families from different social and economic levels.  

Also screening are nine other films including the edgy Crazy Castle, Risk of Acid Rain, Death of the Fish and Melbourne, which all deal with love, death and eternity


Ticketing for ACMI is now on sale, please make sure you RSVP on our Facebook to be kept up to date with photos and news. 

Concession $14  / General Admission $16 / 3 Session Pass - $36/$42 (ACMI Member Discounts) / 6 Session Pass - $60/$72 (ACMI Member Discounts)

Films for all cities

Schedule for ACMI


ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Box Office (daily 10am-5pm): (03) 8663 2583


Public car parking is available at Federation Square and in Flinders Lane.

The Federation Square car park is accessible via the main entrance on Russell Street, or via the service road on Batman Avenue.

Federation Square Car Park, Telephone: (03) 9655 1995. Federation Square Parking Information

Public Transport

You can catch buses, trams or trains to Federation Square. Timetable information is available from Public Transport Victoria by calling 1800 800 007 or on their website at:

Tram numbers 48, 70, 75 and the City Circle tram stop on Flinders Street outside Federation Square. Tram numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 22, 64, 67, 72 stop outside Flinders Street Station.

Earlier Event: 22 October
Later Event: 10 July