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2023 marks the 8th year of the home grown Ghan International Film Festival Australia (GIFFA) started in Adelaide in 2016 by migrant Afghan film maker Fahim Hashimy. This thriving event now runs for 6 days and screens across Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney from 28th October at Mercury Cinema Adelaide. As always, proceeds from GIFFA support women and children in Afghanistan. this year proceeding will be donated to Herat Earthquake victims. 

In addition to short films of high artistic merit by unknown film makers, highlights from previous GIFFAs have included special screenings of films such as Letter to the President by Roya Sadat, Hava, Maryam, Ayesha by Sharaa Karimi, and the Oscar award nominated film Boz Kashi Boys

This year, GIFFA will expand to include original films from Australian based directors such as Fahim Faiz and his film Wanted. 

What was originally a rare opportunity for emerging Afghan film makers to show their work to international audiences has now become almost a lifeline for creativity and activism under the current state of oppression, hardship and turmoil in Afghanistan. Come along to show your support and be inspired by the astounding capacity, determination and visual beauty embodied in the GIFFA selections.