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  • 24
  • June

REV GUESTS

We've got guests coming from all sectors of the industry to participate in the event. They'll be introducing films, joining in the industry talks, taking part in Revelation Academic and just hanging out.

We're adding to the list all the time but take a first pass here.

  • 22
  • June

HOT TICKETS...HERE'S THE INSIDER TALK...

We've got films and events all over town and we can already see things that are going to be big so if you don't want to miss out on the hot tickets, here's where to look:

  • 20
  • June

ART OF THE PRANK GETS SOME GLOWING WORDS...ALONG WITH OTHER TITLES...

Our program launch saw a special screening of one of our documentary titles Art of the Prank. AB Film Review gives it a great rave here - right after we had word from the producers that the film won the Best of the Fest gong at the Lower East Side Film Festival last week!

If you want to keep up with some of the other media comments, reviews and interviews about this year's program, visit our Media Clippings page right here...it all keeps rolling along and we try and be as interesting as we can!

  • 16
  • June

OPENING NIGHT: DEMOLITION

Our Opening Nights are the things of legend and this year we're proud to present the new film from the Director of The Dallas Buyers Club - Jean-Marc Vallee - Demolition.

Demolition has got it all. Great performances, excellent script, top-notch cast and fantastic music throughout. It's a perfect opening night film and one that sets the scene beautifully for the after-party into with wee hours.

It's taking place on July 7th Luna Leederville - but we urge you to get your tickets now...it's always full.

We'd also encourage you to get there via a gold Pass which includes a ticket to every session including the opening night! It's the best value on the Arts calendar you'll find.

Read all about the film and watch the Demolition trailer here.

Find out about our festival passes here.

  • 15
  • June

INDUSTRIAL REVELATION

If you're a filmmaker, part of the academic fraternity, interested in developing your critical appreciation or simply wanting to explore film beyond the screen, our talks, workshops, masterclasses and seminars are made just for you.

You don't have to be an active industry person to be involved so if you're just wanting to explore, you'll be at home.

2016 sees an expanded program of all our discussion-based platforms and we feel they're going a long way in developing an truly unique screen culture community in WA. Come and be part of it in 2016:

  • If you're a media teacher, the day-long ATOM seminar is unmissable.
  • If you're keen to explore the more technical side of filmmaking, the cinematography and sound masterclass is for you.
  • If crowd-funding is something you're wanting to explore - try our crowd-funding seminar.
  • Forget out about the "challenges" on the film distribution and exhibition environment - own that sucker. Find out how here...
  • Super 8 is back with Kodak releasing a new camera...but for us it's never gone away. Find out how to make this beautiful format work for you in this special masterclass.
  • New to the industry or just wanting to take a look at what's happening? Then this Guild Field Day is essential!
  • Revelation Academic is one of the few opportunities anywhere in the country to rip the past, present and future of cinema and moving image art apart form all angles. You don't have to present a paper or say anything if you don't want, but it's fascinating to explore contemporary viewpoints on cinema.
  • 12
  • June

June Australian REVELATIONS: DON'S PARTY

The opportunity to screen Don's Party only comes around once every three years - and here it is.

One of the great Australian films and one of our personal favourites, Don's Party is set on  election eve 1969 as a group of friends come together for cheese & Jatz, Riesling & Pilsner and what turns out to be an unintended evening of truth or dare.

Arguably one of David Williamson's best screen adaptions this lovely piece is packed full of career-best performances, razor-sharp social observations and Australian humour that demands to be seen.

Read about the film and see the trailer here.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - drinks and nibbles from 6:30pm - film at 7pm

The Backlot Perth: 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

Buy tickets here.

  • 13
  • June

WEINER GETS A CRACK (SO TO SPEAK) ON ABC TV

Weiner is really surprising documentary. People might be feeling a bit over politics and American politics but this little beaut isn't really about politics - it's about a relationship teetering on the edge and under enormous pressure.

Ambition, obsession and reality crash head-on leaving untold and unexpected wreckage in its path but it's amazing to see it unfold right in front of you in excruciating detail. 

One of the unexpected things about this great piece is the utter warts and all - nothing is held back and it's all about as raw as a documentary can get. Just when you think it can't get any more bizarre...well wait and see.

Take a look at the great piece on the film on Lateline with Tony Jones obviously having a lot of fun with the Director, the film and the content.

Highly recommended and winner of the US Grand Jury Documentary prize at Sundance.

Read about the film & buy tickets here.

  • 12
  • June

MUPPETS, MUSIC & MAGIC: THE JIM HENSON LEGACY -  IT'S GOING TO BE MASSIVE!

We've already had a huge amount of interest in the Jim Henson retrospective program but if you want to secure seats for our free kids screenings at the WA Library I wouldn't be waiting. Tickets are free but demand will be high so reservations are essential.

The entire Jim Henson Legacy program is most excellent for all ages and goes places you may never have thought - or remembered. What it does do is how Henson's great generosity, wonderful imagination and constant experimentation. It's hugely enjoyable.

Click here to read about and book for Muppets Musical Moments

Click here to read about and book for Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland

Click here for the full program listing

  • 11
  • June

It's here! TAKE A LOOK AT THE 2016 PROGRAM!

The 2016 program is online and ready to go and it's our biggest program to date.

With upwards of 140 individual titles, close to 200 sessions, guests, workshops, masterclasses, a video art installation, free kids screenings and tons more there's just too much to mention here.

Programs are available from around town.

Join our mailing list for updates as they come to hand!

Click right here to see the full line up 

Click right here to download the full program as a PDF

  • 3
  • June

THREE NEW REV ON DEMAND TITLES FOR 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.

  • 1
  • June

28TH WA Screen awards nominees announced

It's our third year of partnering with the WA Screen Awards and this year's line-up is fantastic...and congratulations to all.

The WASAs are WA's annual celebration of film and television achievement in the local industry and as an event it goes from strength to strength - in tandem with the local industry which is producing some phenomenal across all genres.

This Gala event takes place on:
4 July 2016
Heath Ledger Theatre
State Theatre Centre of WA
Book tickets here

Here's the complete list:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY- SHORT FORM
We Were Here - Lewis Potts
Sol Bunker - Damian Fasolo
Swing in Seven - Arthur Bienkowski
The Luthier - Scott Summers

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - LONG FORM
Bad Girl – Gavin Head
The Pineville Heist – David Le May
Bngvel - Owen Beck 

BEST EDITING - SHORT FORM
Sol Bunker - Merlin Eden
Outline - David Ellis
Flushed - Richard Eames
Reflection - Cris Broadhurst 

BEST EDITING - LONG FORM
The Pineville Heist - Regg Skwarko
Who Do You Think You Are, Series 7 (5) – Teresa Ashton-Graham
Candidate Games - Nick Dunlop
Hotel Coolgardie - Pete Gleeson and Lawrie Silvestrin                                                                                                        

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - SHORT FORM
Sol Bunker - Erika Jellis
DAFUQ? - Ruth Levi
Zauberberg - Bryan Woltjen
FAE - Jacqueline Pelczar 

BEST SOUND - SHORT FORM 
Sol Bunker - Leo Murray
Reflection - Andy Parnell and Cris Broadhurst
DAFUQ? - Xoe Baird
Submarine - Ben Nockolds 

BEST SOUND - LONG FORM 
Bad Girl - Ric Curtin and Scott Montgomery
The Legend of Gavin Tanner - Xoe Baird
Who Do You Think You Are, Series 7 (5) - Laurie Chlanda and Ric Curtin 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC - SHORT FORM
The Shapes - Matt Lovkis and Timothy Nelson
Sol Bunker - Benjamin Morton and Thomas ‘Soup’ Campbell
Outline - Mark Holdsworth
Submarine - Alex Ford 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Fait - Slow Glow – Matsu
Safe Sex - Most Beautiful Animal – Peter Cheng
Sons Of Rico - What am I doing here? – Tara Fox
Moana – Vadar – Luna Laure

BEST VFX
Red Hood: The Fallen - Toby Bajrovic, David Ellis, Dean Musumeci, Anouk Ratnawibhushana, William Lark, Mitchell Charman, Jayden Beveridge
Bad Girl - Tony Bannan and Jaemie Manners from Sandbox
Broken Contract - Steve Vojkovic, Philip Hew and Joel Taylor from Boogie Monster
Kepler – Finding Home - Pu Peng and Andre Chang-Fane 

BEST GAME
Roid Rage – Jeremy Eade and Kim-Saskia Risser-Eade
Black Market – Kate Neylon and Steve Bull
Starhammer: The Vanguard Prophecy – Paul Turbett and Anthony Sweet
World’s Fastest Pizza – Oscar Brittain 

BEST INTERACTIVE PRODUCTION 
Shirtfront – Shelby Shaw, Briege Whitehead, Corey Booth, Chris Cox and Madeleine Ricketts
Blackmarket – Kate Neylon and Steve Bull
Beneath the Waves – Alice Ross, Sam Bodhi Field and Clay Bryce
Diggers VR Experience – Justin McArdle and Travis Badge 

BEST SCRIPT - SHORT FORM
We Were Here - David Vincent Smith
DAFUQ? - Matt Lovkis and Henry Inglis
Flushed - Richard Eames
Council - Hayden Fortescue 

BEST DIRECTION - SHORT FORM
Outline - Cody Cameron Brown
Flushed - Richard Eames
We Were Here - David Vincent Smith
Marrow - Stevie Cruz Martin

BEST DIRECTION - LONG FORM
The Legend of Gavin Tanner - Matt Lovkis and Henry Inglis
Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7 (5) - Kay Pavlou and Alan Carter
Hotel Coolgardie - Pete Gleeson
Bngvel - Owen Beck 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS 
Alexandra Nell - We Were Here
Adrianne Daff - Outline
Alex Malone - Zauberberg
Emily Rose Brennan - The Legend of Gavin Tanner

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Wayne Davies - Lola and Luis
Clarence Ryan - We Were Here
Mike Djukic - Flushed
Daniel Monks – Marrow
Matt Lovkis - The Legend of Gavin Tanner 

BEST STUDENT FILM
My Love, Lilac – Elaine Smith and Jacqueline Pelczar (Central Institute of TAFE)
FAE – Michael Boyle and Reid Smith (Central Institute of TAFE)
Godot’s Clinic – Joshua Walker, Harriet Roberts and Lex Tyson (West Australian Screen Academy)
Bngvel – Owen Beck (Murdoch University) 

BEST SHORT FORM - FACTUAL 
Summer Blues – Renee Kennedy and Lily Radloff
Spoonful of Sugar – Angela McDonald, Harriet Roberts and Augustin Lobet
Swing in Seven – Dominic D’Leno and Caitlan O’Connor
Viva La Vincent – Jasmine Leivers, Thomas Baskerville and Ashleigh Nicolau

BEST LONG FORM - FACTUAL 
Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7 (5) – Celia Tait, Brian Beaton, Margie Bryant, Kay Pavlou and Alan Carter
Candidate Games - Alice Ross, Ella Wright and Sam Bodhi Field
Hotel Coolgardie – Kate Neylon, Melissa Heyward and Pete Gleeson 

BEST SHORT FORM - DRAMA
Outline – Jess Parker and Cody Cameron-Brown
We Were Here – Joshua Gilbert, Simon Camp and David Vincent Smith
Lola and Luis –Jess Black and Miley Tunnecliffe
Flushed – Richard Eames 

BEST LONG FORM - DRAMA
Bngvel – Owen Beck
Bad Girl – Steve Kearney, Bruno Charlesworth and Tenille Kennedy
The Legend of Gavin Tanner – Lauren Elliott, Matt Lovkis and Henry Inglis 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
True Colours – Ben Croker and David Valent
Flushed – Richard Eames
Council - Hayden Fortescue, James Pentecost and

  • 16
  • May

MEMBERSHIPS NOW OPEN! 

We were overwhelmed with the response to our Membership offer last year and we're starting to get quite a few inquiries as to how to be part of our Membership family right now...which is not surprising since our program will be launched on June 11th!

Membership includes preview screenings prior to the festival, year-round discounts at Luna Cinemas, Opening Night invitations, a festival Gold Pass (what?! - what Shmo agreed to that!), a festival T-shirt and tons more. It's more than $500 of actual "not stuff I'll throw away" value for a $250...and it really helps us survive throughout the year.

If you're a film-lover you won't find better value. Click here for more information and to sign up...

  • 2
  • Mar

THREE NEW REV ON DEMAND TITLES FOR MARCH

We're rolling out as many titles as we can, when we can and for March we've got three new ones for your viewing pleasure!

We're happy to announce the release of three feature films:

  • Zach Clark's great comedy/drama/beach-party beaut Vacation!
  • Hillary Birmingham's lovely rural drama Tully
  • Lucile Chaufour's rockabilly odyssey Violent Days

We're very proud of the collection so far as we are with the response to many of the titles. We're also really proud of the portal's ability to take these films to international audiences with many only being available through REVonDEMAND.

You don't need to sign up, you don't need to give us your details, you won't be getting a thousand emails and we don't trap you into any kind of regular credit card deduction. 

Take a look at the catalogue here and give it a go...the filmmakers will love you for it.

  • 25
  • Feb

OUR LET THERE BE ROCK FRINGE WORLD PROGRAM IS A WINNER!

We loved being part of Perth's Fringe World program for the first time this year - and seemed audiences also liked what we did.

We were nominated for and won in the category of Best Film & MultiMedia Event with our THIS IS ROCK! program.

The line-up featured:

Deepest rockinest thanks to our THIS IS ROCK! supporters Concept MusicElectric Factory Australia (distributors of Marshall amps!), Hyde Park Hotel, Franks Furts and The Rock Inn Mt Lawley.

And thanks to everyone who came out to support independent screen culture.

Thank you Boston and goodnight!

  • 1
  • Feb

Five MORE REVonDEMand titles added for february

It seems all our friends are loving our new REVonDEMAND service with folks the world-over exploring the ever-growing offer at their fingertips.

This month we've added five new titles to the catalogue - and they're amongst some of of our faves...and some of yours too from when they hit Rev screens during the various festivals.

New to REVonDEMAND this month for your viewing pleasure are:

  • The Advocate for Fagdom (2011 - Worldwide availability). Bruce la Bruce exposed!
  • Burke & Wills (2006 - Worldwide availability). The rarely seen Aussie feature that found its way in the the Tribeca Film Festival.
  • Charlie Victor Romeo (2013 - Worldwide availability). That year co-writer and cast member  Irving Gregory was a guest at Rev. as an aside, interest in this title is very strong - it was nailing sales wile we were testing it!
  • Midnight Movies: From the Margins to the Mainstream (2005 - Worldwide availability). Really great stuff for lovers of cult cinema.
  • Winnebago Man (2009 - Australian and New Zealand availability). Director Ben Steinbauer and Producer Joel Heller were in the house as Rev guests when we screened this.

Our featured trailer for this month is the fantastic teaser for Mongolian Bling (2012) - available for viewers Worldwide and selling really very well.

View the full REVonDEMAND catalogue of 30 feature films, 62 feature documentaries and more than 150 sort films (all sorts are free!) here. You don't have to subscribe or join or provide us any email address or other information!

  • 21
  • Jan

REVEL-8 SUPER 8 COMPETITION CALLS FOR ENTRIES

As the international Super-8 revival hits its straps we're pleased to announce our very own Super-8 competition Revel8 is back for its 10th big year!

One of the most popular event during Rev, Revel8 is a unique experiment where filmmakers are asked to produce a super-8 film in camera (that means no physical edits and the film shot in sequence). The film is then given to composers and musicians at the WA Academy of Performing Arts who without meeting or knowing the filmmakers score the work.

The first time they come together is at the screening on Rev's closing night.

It's lots of fun, a real challenge and turns up some real film and musical surprises.

We don't mind saying that we're starting to get some international entries too...

Download an Entry form here.

Download the Guidelines here.

Go to our call for Entries page here.

Email here for further information.

  • 6
  • Jan

NEW REV ON DEMAND TITLES FOR JANUARY

We're very excited about our new and unique Video on Demand platform...Rev is now broadcasting it's special brand of creativity internationally!

The possibilities for filmmakers to take their films around the world and for us to curate special seasons and spotlights is especially invigorating - and you guys seem to be loving it already from the stats we've seen.

We're adding new titles all the time and since our launch in December newly added films include:

We love all the films but some of our personal favourites in the mix and other titles that are proving to be popular are:

  • The lovely and gentle indie comedy Assisted Living (2004). It really is a nice surprise.
  • Scary and prophetic Zero Day (2003)
  • The fantastic documentary look at a year in the life of the Detroit fire dept - Burn (2012)
  • Two excellent and internationally acclaimed documentaries from Johan Grimonprez with Double Take (2009) and dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997)
  • Steve (Hoop Dreams) James' fantastic documentary The Interrupters (2011) - which also has a brilliant trailer!

REVonDEMAND is a new kind of initiative, giving audiences from Australia and internationally  access to films, ideas and filmmakers in the most simple and immediate of ways.

Scroll down for some featured trailers and titles or go to the main REVonDEMAND menu here.

  • 11
  •  Dec

REV ON DEMAND IS HERE...

We've been working hard in recent months in developing our own on-line Video on Demand portal...and here it is!

REVonDEMAND dives as deeply as it can in the film festival back catalogue to bring you as many films that we've previously screened as possible. This ain't as easy as it sounds given the enormous technical changes the industry has seen over the 18 years that Rev has been around - and considering in the first years of the event EVERYTHING was on film and in the independent sector, really only a small percentage of these titles have been digitised for this kind of release.

We're doing our best though and all up - including shorts - there's over 250 titles for your viewing pleasure - and we're adding more all the time. 

All the shorts films are available for free and represent a really great collection of largely Australian short animation, experimental, documentary and narrative works - so for filmmakers of any type, the shorts alone are a great self-education tool!

The feature documentaries and dramas represent a fine collection of international independent cinema over the last 18 years with some true contemporary classics from the lowest of the lo-fi to some of the most acclaimed works to come out of the independent scene.

Many are available for rent or purchase if you're anywhere in the world which is brilliant for you - and the filmmakers. Many are not available in any other form - anywhere. No DVD, not other VoD  - no other outlet - so we're very happy to be working directly with so many filmmakers in keeping these excellent and inventive works alive.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to get there - or click here - or subscribe to our monthly newsletter and we'll tell you when new titles come online.

One of the best things is we don't harvest your information...we don't even know who you are!

We hope you enjoy the titles as much as we have in bringing them to you.

  • 10
  • Dec

JANUARY AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS: 40th ANNIVERSARY OF STORM BOY

Despite selling out our November Australian Revelations screening of the WA produced feature Pinch, we're going to give ourselves a little Christmas present by taking a month off.

So...we'll be back in January with a special 40th anniversary screening of one of the great Australian classics Storm Boy.

It's a really wonderful film and our Fest Director Richard Sowada has screened it all around the country to full houses in some incredibly remote locations...and we're presenting it newly restored and at a special family price.

 

Date: Monday 18 January, 2016
Time:
1.30pm, screening from 2pm
Venue:
Backlot, 21 Simpson St, West Perth
Click here
to read more about Storm Boy
Buy tickets here.

  • 10
  • Dec

2016 INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Deadline: April 15th, 2016.

We never sleep, and to prove it we've opened our 2016 international call for entries.

Each year along with the film we invite to screen and view, Revelation receives 500+ films through our call for entries. These of course explore all forms, all durations and are from all ages. From these we program all components of the event including the feature film and feature documentary elements which see significant program representation from the call as well as of course our short, animation and experimental programs which are almost entirely programmed from the call.

Rev's tightly-curated and compact nature makes it one of the most difficult to get into but one of the most rewarding as all films selected have room to breathe and move.

We love the brilliant discoveries and in a one-of-a-kind structure, Revelation Festival Director - Richard Sowada - watches each and every film submitted, so you're guaranteed an airing right where the decisions are made...which is usually in his lounge-room and usually quite late at night.

Timing is everything so we suggest sending us your film early before the deluge - anyone who knows the film festival selection business knows what we're saying. 

You can submit your works in one of three ways:

Through our in-house on-line entry form. Simply fill out your details (incl payment) and point us to a link and you're done!

Through WithoutaBox who provide a range of online and hard-copy screening submission platforms.

In the old school way of downloading an entry form and sending us a screener here.

Visit the Call for Entries page right here.

Entry Deadline is April 15th, 2016.

  • 10
  • Dec

REVELATION ACADEMIC CALLS FOR PAPERS

Now in its 5th year, Revelation Academic is Australia's only academic gathering associated directly with an international film festival and screen culture event.

Attracting academics from around Australia and the world, Revelation Academic was born out of a desire to encourage critical debate and analysis of all areas of film craft from games, gender, politics, form, reception, history and everything in between. 

Its relaxed and open structure is designed to embrace not just academics but all lovers of cinema who are interested in exploring and discussing different perspectives of the craft. 

If you've got something to say don't be bashful - submit and abstract and then a paper. If you're new to presenting an academic paper this is a perfect platform to build experience so give it a go. If you're an old hand it's an invigorating and highly creative environment wholly different to other academic outlets.

Click here for more details.

  • 30
  • Nov

NOVEMBER AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS: PINCH - sold out!

On behalf of the filmmakers we're happy to say our November Australian Revelations screening of Pinch is sold out! On behalf of everyone who didn't get a ticket, we're sorry to say that the November Australian Revelations of Pinch is sold out!

A light-fingered teen living in industrial suburbia struggles in the shadow of his Mother’s desperate need for an organ donor.

When he skips school to take a job at a second hand car yard he soon uncovers a front for a local crime syndicate. Convinced he can buy his Mother a second chance at life, he schemes to pinch a large drug haul, but soon discovers life sinking from naive penny pinching to the abyss of major crime.

Boy...are we glad we've never dabbled in drugs...or selling used cars!

Winner of Best Film and Best Original Music at the 2015 WA Screen Awards, this screening is guaranteed to sell out mighty fast!

Just as a tip, stay tuned also for another local film screening during our February FringeWorld film program!

Date: Monday Nov 30th
Time:
6.45pm for 7pm start
Venue:
Backlot, 21 Simpson St, West Perth
Click here
to read more about Pinch.
Read the media release here.
SOLD OUT!

  • 22
  • Sept

PLATON THEODORIS WINS DIRECTORS' PICK AWARD

In our 2015 edition we had enormous pleasure in being able to screen the world premiere of Platon Theodoris' wonderfully off-kilter Australian feature film Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites.

It's with equal pleasure to see the film win the Director's Pick of the Sydney Underground Film Festival! The lads were over the moon with the award and deservedly so.

Platon's film is simultaneously intriguing and enjoyable, surreal and funny. He creates a story imbued with a magical realism world that recalls the work of Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze, a world that is seems familiar yet somehow becomes very, very different.  

We hope it allows the film to travel through the festival circuit and gain the attention that it deserves.

  • 7
  • Sept

NEXT GEN OPENS MONTHLY LOCAL FILMS SCREENING PROGRAM

Next Gen is a unique monthly event for emerging West Australian filmmakers, providing a platform to screen shorts on the big screen, network and get involved in Q&A’s with special guest filmmakers. 

Next Gen has been created to celebrate short form work produced by local emerging filmmakers. As the name implies, Next Gen is an initiative which aims to support and grow the next generation of filmmakers. 

Held monthly at The Backlot Perth, emerging filmmakers will also be treated to a Q&A from a successful filmmaker(s) prior to each screening. They will also have the opportunity to network and build creative relationships and partnerships. 

Next Gen aims to screen up to 10 short films on the first Monday of each month starting on the 5th of October at 6pm. Prior to the screening at 6.30pm, a special guest speaker will introduce the event and conduct a Q&A. Special guests from funding bodies will be invited to provide valuable advice and support at the conclusion of each screening. 

  • 29
  • July

THE WRAP FROM 2015

2015 was a huge year for Rev.

Packed and sold-out houses throughout, all workshops and masterclasses sold out, a brilliant critical, creative and box office reception and not an ounce of fat in the program we're very proud of what we were able to present to WA audiences. 

We had 11,000+ people plus through the doors who availed themselves to close to 150 individual titles from new directors (some as young as 12!), new styles, new technologies and most importantly new ways of thinking.

As there's no rest for the wicked (anyone who spent time in the Luna Lounge during the event knows how wicked things can get) we're opening our call for entries on September 1st. If you're a filmmaker, curator or visual artist of any form (gallery, visual art and photographic work included) visit us then or join our mailing list.

We want and stand for you.

See you in 2016 - but if you've got any ideas now - especially for non-cinema based or live activity, email us here.

See the snapshot of the event visually here.

See the photo gallery here.

  • 13
  • July

REVEL8 SUPER 8 FILM COMPETITION WINNERS

It was another huge year at Revel8's unique celebration of the most analogue of film formats, Super 8.

An unusual marriage between filmmaking and musical composition, Revel8 is a fascinating "in-camera" film experience and as Rev's closing night event is always great and unexpected fun. Click here to find out what Revel8 is all about - or just scroll down to see the winners:

REVELATION AWARD FOR BEST SUPER 8 FILM
‘Apples and Oranges’ – Filmmakers: Luna Laure and Sam Farringdon 
 
REVELATION AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC SOUNDTRACK
‘Campdraft’ – Composer: Scott Delamotte
 
REVEL-8 AWARD FOR BEST SUPER 8 CINEMATOGRAPHY 
‘Campdraft’ – Filmmaker: Tim Barretto
 
ECU JUDGES COMMENDATION FOR FILMMAKING  
‘Reverie’ – Filmmakers: Frances Elliott & Paul Komadina
 
ECU JUDGES COMMENDATION FOR MUSIC COMPOSITION
‘Lady Killer’ – Composer: Leanne Puttick

 
ECU AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 
‘My Heart Will Go On’ – Filmmakers: Phillip Salmon & Simon Naylor
 
REVEL-8 DIRECTOR’S CHOICE 
‘Brought to You By The Letter Love’ - Filmmaker: Harry Quinlan, Composer: Chris Surgey 

  • 13
  • July

WE'RE LEAVING ON A JET PLANE...

Another year is done with a fantastic festival, fantastic guests and lots of late nights and hamburgers.

With one of our best critical and box office years done, we wish to deeply thanks evenyone who participated in this year's event. It was hugely enjoyable and believe it or not, we've already started planning some special events of scale for 2016.

If you'd like to explore the vibe of this year's event, we suggest you take a trip to our Gallery that'll give you a great sense of what we did and how we did it.

Feel free to visit our Facebook page here too.

  • 8
  • July

AUSTRALIAN FILMS BUST OUT

We're very proud to see such a large contingent of new Australian films performing so well at this year's Rev.

With huge and appreciative audiences fro Last Cab To Darwin and a brilliant response to Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites, a sell-out for Parkerville Ampitheatre and the excellent US shot  Oz based What Lola Wants as well as the large contingent of Oz short filmmakers (including a cracker-jack line-up of local films in Get Your Shorts On!, it's clear the local industry is thriving.

Audiences are loving it, we're loving it and the media is loving it. Experience the renaissance yourself right here at Rev!

  • 21
  • June

BECOME A REV MEMBER FOR THAT EXTRA BIT OF LOVIN'

We've been swamped with Rev lovers keen to join the Membership family - and it's not surprising considering the benefits on offer!

Being a Rev Member gives you all manner of event discounts and access, year-round special offers at cinemas and other arts events across Perth, give-aways and special events and activities.

A measly $250 will get you an immediate $500 package that includes a limited edition Rev T-shirt, Gold Pass, wine, special previews, year-round Luna/Palace discount tickets and plenty more.

Interested? As the film and arts lover that you are, you should be!

Click here for more details.

Click here to directly sign up.

  • 19
  • June

GUESTS AND INDUSTRIAL INTERCOURSE

Our guests are one of the most enjoyable parts of the event.

They're approachable, always around, always happy to talk (that's why they're here), and all love cinema. 

It's a gathering of screen artists very different to other film festivals. It's informal, vibrant, approachable and at your fingertips - no appointment necessary.

Guests include producers, directors, film festival directors, performers, writers, academics, musicians and all manner of cross-overs from around Australia and the world. They embrace new filmmakers (as young as 12!) to mid-career and well established screen artists.  

They'll be introducing films, undertaking masterclasses, leading workshops, meeting producers, secretly gauging audience responses , engaging in Q&As, speaking on panels and allowing you to buy them drinks!

If you're a filmmaker or just a lover of cinema we urge you to walk right in and sit right down with any and all of them - that's why they're here. The contact is rare, invaluable and informal.

If you miss them in their various sessions you'll find them every night while they're in town in the Leederville Luna Lounge just waiting to say hello.

Our guest list gets larger every day but here's who's coming and speaking as of the moment:

  • 18
  • June

OWNLOAD YOUR PROGRAM AND SET YOUR AGENDA

This year's program includes a massive 123 individual titles, 4 World Premieres, 38 Australian Premieres, it's strongest line-up of Australian films (51) and new films from 26 countries.

Featuring new additions of the Polish Film Festival Perth and a host of great (and mostly free) masterclasses and forums, this year's event has taken a  leap forward with more films, more sessions and more access.

View the full online program here.

Download the schedule as one of those old PDF things here.

Download the entire program as a PDF here.

Take a look at what happened at the program launch by visiting the Gallery - here.

  • 26
  • May

REV MEMBERSHIP OFFERS! EAT / DRINK / WALK PERTH WITH TWO FEET AND A HEARTBEAT

This is the original Perth small bar tour - established in 2008.

Discover and taste the small and intimate venues in the city and a new nightlife and cultural scene.

Over the course of an evening in a small group, you'll visit three different bars where upon arrival you'll be greeted with grazing tucker or a drink depending on the venue.

During the time between venues you'll be guided through sections of the city and discover other venues, thriving street art, intriguing places and develop and understanding of what has transformed a city centre.

Starting at the Perth Town Hall (the traditional centre of town) and finishing in the King Street precinct, just like Gilligan's Island, the tour lasts three hours and explores the city centre via various nooks and crannies in a fun, relaxed and sophisticated environment.

Tickets are usually $50 per person but Rev Membership will give you 2 people for free!

To become a Rev member click here!

  • 22
  • Mar

THE BACKLOT FILMS ANNOUNCES FILM DISTRIBUTION MODEL OF LOCAL FILMMAKERS

The Backlot Films today proudly announced film distribution representation across Australia.

This distribution division of parent company The Backlot Studios, The Backlot Films was formed with the specific aim of providing filmmakers with an alternative to the traditional model when securing a commercial cinema release. 

The Backlot Films boasts an array of non-traditional distribution strategies, all designed to realise a commitment to the release of Australian content on the big screen, following through to the subsequent release platforms following a theatrical release including VOD. A variety of distribution opportunities will be on offer such as producers retaining rights to content, P & A /equity investment and a dedicated marketing team on hand.

Click here for more.

  • 26
  • Oct

LOCAL SHORT FILMS WANTED!

Attention all WA filmmakers – we want your short films for Australian Revelations!

Ahead of our monthly screenings, we’re showing a short film made by local filmmakers. This is your chance to get your work on the big screen and in front of local media, industry members and cinema enthusiasts.

If your film is selected, we will provide:

- A DCP of your film  

- A double pass to the relevant Aust Rev screening night

- Automatic inclusion in Rev’s call for entries for 2015 - we'll waive the entry fee

Contact us here for more information!

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RevOnDemand

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 June, we've added three new titles - Monkey Warfare, Oswald's Ghost and The Demons|among|us...just take a look at the trailer selection below. 

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.

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