Focus on Iran Short Film Session

A selection of the best Iranian short films.

Australian Classification Board Rating: MA 15+

Session opens on 13 November at 7:00 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time

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*- Australian Premiere

A Letter to God
A little girl whose mother is infected with the coronavirus writes a letter to God and sends it to him.

Directed by Bahman Zangeneh

Three new immigrants to Toronto (a Serbian divorcee, a Syrian boy, and an Afghani dishwasher), appear to form a single family as they prepare for a birthday celebration. As the story unfolds, we realise that the only thing connecting them together is the thread of loneliness.

Directed by Atefeh Khademolreza



Following a failed relationship with her boss, Roya decides to fake her suicide. When she meets a young delivery man on a bridge, he changes her point of view.

Directed by Vahid Hassanzadeh


Deadly Sense

A black comedy in which a man burgling a house mistakenly believes that he has drunk the poison meant for a trio of friends contemplating a suicide pact.

Directed by Ali Jafari


Paper God

Ali, who is disabled and in a wheelchair, aspires to go to the top of a cliff from which he can launch his paper plane like the other boys. His friends help him to make his dream come true.

Directed by Daniyal Mahmoudnia

Maryam watches her controlling husband die without trying to help him and then tries to cover up what she has done.

Directed by Kaveh Mazheri


Better Than Neil Armstrong

Four kids start their visit to the moon with the mission of finding the mysterious place called The Redland which are guarded by a mischievous snake.

Directed by Alireza Ghasemi