Persian International Film Festival is an independent cultural film event, that brings together screen stories of diverse global Persian communities. Launched in February 2012 at the Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney, it is a one of a kind festival that showcases films from Persian speaking communities of Iran and Afghanistan, and from the global Persian community across the globe to celebrate their similarities, diversities and complexities through film for both Persian and Australian audiences. The festival aims to be a leader in shifting views and misperceptions in Australia by creating spaces for and supporting new and alternative voices of Persian-Australians by being a forum for dialogue between and amongst Persian communities.

To represent a diversity of the cross-section of Persian communities both in their home countries and across the globe, Persian International Film Festival screens films of various genres and lengths created by those of Persian background, or those in which a key creative, such as writers, producer, or director is of Persian descent.