Giveaway: Shayda

SHAYDA, a brave Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women’s shelter with her six- year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda’s path to freedom is jeopardized.

SHAYDA is an incredibly accomplished directorial debut from Tehran-born, Australia-raised Noora Niasari. The film recently opened the 2023 Melbourne International Film Festival and had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it won the World Cinema Audience Award.

SHAYDA is produced by Vincent Sheehan and Niasari, executive-produced by Cate Blanchett and it stars Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir Ebrahimi (Holy Spider) alongside Osamah Sami, Leah Purcell, Jillian Nguyen, Mojean Aria & Selina Zahednia.

Thanks to Dirty Films, Parandeh Pictures and Nix Co, we have 5 x double passes to giveaway. Simply email us at with Shayda in the subject line to win.