Marzieh Vafamehr was arrested over her role in the film My Tehran For Sale, which had been banned by Iranian authorities.
The film was funded by the Adelaide Film Festival and South Australian Film Corporation, which have released a joint statement with producer Cyan Films and Amnesty International.
The statement says the actress has been released from jail.
The film’s director, Granaz Moussavi, who is currently in New York, has told Cyan Films the woman is now with family members.
Amnesty says the actress was released after an appeals court reduced her term in custody to three months and overturned the lashings.
“As filmmakers we believe in freedom of speech and support all artists who are imprisoned and punished in Iran for expressing themselves through their art,” said producers Kate Croser and Julie Ryan of Cyan Films in the joint statement.
“We admire their courage and the contribution they make to sharing with the world their truth about life for Iranian people.”
My Tehran For Sale premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival two years ago.
Amnesty official Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui says despite today’s development, worries persist about the treatment of those in the film industry in Iran.
“In recent months an increasing number of filmmakers and actors have been targeted for persecution in Iran,” she said.
“While the release of Marzieh Vafamehr is a welcome development, it is deeply worrying that three filmmakers are still being held in Tehran’s Evin prison.
“Their continued detention illustrates the Iranian authorities’ desperate efforts to stifle any form of dissent. These people have done nothing except sell their documentaries to a foreign broadcaster or make a film about a banned director. They should be released immediately and unconditionally.”
Amnesty says the documentary directors, Hadi Afarideh, Naser Saffarian, Mohsen Shahrnazdar, and producer and distributor Katayoun Shahabi were arrested back in September.