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  • 28
  • SEPT


After screenings at the Sydney Film Festival and the internationally regarded Canadian documentary festival Hot DocsHotel Coolgardie comes to town with its special perspective on life in an isolated country town.

From Finland come backpackers Lina and Steph looking for a way to make some fast cash to support their travels. An employment agency places them at the Denver City Hotel in the isolated town of Coolgardie - a tough place to adjust to for anyone. This documentary chronicles their time at the hotel, their relationships with the locals and unusual bonds that develop between all.

It's an excellent film by anyone's standards.

Highly recommended.

Mon Oct 31st
Drinks and nibbles from 6:30pm - film at 7pm
The Backlot Perth: 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

Buy tickets here

Read more here.

  • 10
  • Sep


There's Hollywood drama or there's actual drama. Want to see what actually happens in the cockpit at the point of life and death by virtue of dramatised black box recordings? 

REVonDEMAND presents Charlie Victor Romeo and for an experimental experience there's dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y

Try them both.

  • 1
  • Sep

NEW SEPTEMBER REV ON DEMAND TITLES - Ready for file purchase or streaming NOW!

We're overjoyed to include four titles for September from one of our great friends and one of the great contemporary subversive filmmakers - Mr Craig Baldwin.

Hailing from San Francisco and being one of the prime movers behind SF's The Other Cinema, Baldwin has been responsible for a dazzling series of found footage epics that examine music, cinema, politics, conspiracy, copyright, religion and pretty well everything in between.

We've managed to secure four of his mega-works for your viewing pleasure including:

For the full selection of more than 260 films available for file purchase or streaming - many of them only available here - click right here!

  • 1
  • Sep


We've barely wrapped the 2016 event and we're already opening our international call for entries!

Each year we receive hundreds of entries of all genres, all durations and all subjects from the 4-corners of the globe...and if you're a filmmaker we'd love to receive yours!

There's virtually no rules surrounding what types of films you enter but we do like them to be completed after Jan 1 2016...but look...we're wanting to screen the best of what we see so you can beat us down!

So, we'd love you to help us celebrate our 20th year with our biggest event to date.

We can't make it any easier to enter than what we have so for more information, just click here and you're on your way to hitting screens at what is regarded by many as Australia's filmmaker's festival!

We do however recommend entering via our own online portal here. Your entry information is not provided to any database and is contained wholly within the walls of Rev.

  • 30
  • Aug


One of our popular sessions from 2016 was the Indigenous Community Stories Showcase and now submissions are open for the new intake of ideas - but there's not much time!

Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) was launched in 2008 and is delivered as a joint initiative between FTI and ScreenWest, and supported by Lotterywest. 

ICS provides a unique opportunity for Indigenous Storytellers to record their lives and histories on film.  ICS films and archives the stories, achievements and reflections of Indigenous people and communities across Western Australia.  Examples of the stories filmed since 2008 can be downloaded from the FTI website here. These include Stolen Generations stories, Desert stories, town stories, art stories, and music stories.  ICS film crews have covered hundreds of locations and the program represents many language groups and communities.   

In 2016, ICS is proud to announce a new partnership with the Healing Foundation. The Healing Foundation is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on community led healing solutions. This partnership will strengthen the program and further highlight stories from members of our Stolen Generations.    

Stories captured on film are accessible by community and can potentially be re-purposed for educational purposes, television, documentary film, or even animation or mobile phone applications. 12 ICS stories so far have been broadcast nationally on NITV. Recently 5 ICS films were screened as part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.  There have been numerous community screenings during the year including in Kwinana, Gnowangarup, Tom Price and Kalumburu.  There are soon to be screenings in Broome and Whim Creek.  

The next deadline for applications to the ICS Program is 30th September, 2016. For more information, visit the FTI website at  to download the guidelines, application and Story Owners forms.  Please contact Michelle Broun, Manager of ICS on 08 9431 6713 or email her here discuss your proposal. 

  • 1
  • Aug


We've got two new titles August with a ton more to come. Fresh to your browser this month we're going back to 1999 with the wonderfully warm and moving portrait of Geraldine Cox - an unsung Australian hero running an orphanage in Cambodia in My Khmer Heart.

From 2002 we also present one of the most acclaimed and unusual documentaries of the year with Monteith McCollum's unique and deeply textured multi-award winning work Hybrid.

Both amazing films and both we're proud to present.

Also on the highlight list for August for your viewing enjoyment we have a selection of fine documentary works available exclusively on REVonDEMAND:

Click here for the complete catalogue of 250+ titles!

  • 21
  • July


If you missed Rev, were only around for a bit or were around for the whole lot you can get a sense of what we were up to throughout the event by taking a look at our gallery.

With a packed schedule of workshops, parties, live shows, screenings and all manner of unusual activity there was never a dull moment - check it out here.

  • 20
  • July


We always have a great time with Revel8 and it's such a great idea. 

Get bunch of filmmakers making an in-camera Super 8 film, and a bunch of composers both of whom have never met, get the composers to score the film and bring them together for the first time the night they's so much fun.

This year's program was really great with some really well made works and great ideas. Take a look at them here.

  • 18
  • July


It was our best year ever with record audiences, an absolutely packed program and industry and community events across town.

But we never sleep so we're already prepping ourselves for the opening of the international call for entries which will happen on September 1.

Don't forget also out monthly Australian showcase Australian Revelations on the last Monday of each month. Our next title will be announced shortly.

Finally we need to thank everybody - cinema staff, Rev staff, volunteers, audiences, guests, partners - everyone - for their support and enthusiasm.

A deep and dude due thanks to you all!

  • 3
  • June


We've just cracked the 100 mark in the number of feature film and feature documentary titles available on our very own On Demand platform thanks to the addition of three more titles this month.

They include the great indie feature Monkey Warfare - which was our Opening night film way back in 2007, the lost and forgotten but enormously enjoyable low-budget Aussie horror film The Demonsamongus and from the director of Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst we bring you the gripping look at the conspiracy around the JFK assassination in Oswald's Ghost.

With REVonDEMAND there's no subscription, there's no harvesting your information, it's not part of a giant international company, but we do try and bring you the best in nearly 20 years of international independent cinema. It's a one of a kind initiative and we believe it to be one of the few things like it anywhere in the world associated with an international film festival.

We're very proud of it actually, but we're more proud of the voice it can bring to the films and filmmakers involved.

For July we'll also be bringing you one or two special sidebars to time with main event!

Click here to go to the full REVonDEMAND menu.



Take a journey through nearly two decades of independent cinema with REVonDEMAND. We've just cracked the 100 mark of features and feature documentaries available, but we also have many shorts, short animations and experimentals that have been included in Rev since 1997 - many only available internationally here. In total there's 260+ works on show.

Many of the titles are free (incl all the shorts) and for September proud to present a collection of four films one of documentary's great subversives - Craig Baldwin. We have the epic Tribulation 99, Sonic Outlaws, Spectres of the Spectrum and Mock Up On Mu. Alongside our other experimental works we're thinking this is arguably the best online collection you'll find anywhere.

Just click on the nice red button below and be magically taken to the full selection. Viewing is not subscription based, we don't harvest any of your information and you don't need to sign up.