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  • 4
  • Feb

LET THERE BE ROCK - COZ HERE COMES THIS IS ROCK!

It's our first year as part of the Fringe World program - and we think it's a ripper!

Experience a loud, fast and dirty program of rock and roll. We'll be diving into the world of punk, hair and hard rock with a collection of legendary, infamous, acclaimed, ground-breaking and down-right enjoyable cinematic delights across two weeks of the Fringe.

From Feb 11-21 THIS IS ROCK! will screen at the Rooftop Movies and the fantastic Perth Backlot with these great titles. It's gonna be loud!

Although rock is a serious business (take a look at the Decline of Western Civilisation Pt 2 or We are Twisted Fucking Sister! trailers if you don't believe us!) you need to be aware of our ****BEST DRESSED ALERT!****

Secret judging business will take place at The Backlot Perth screenings with some bad-ass prizes to be won. So dust down that mullet wig, squeeze into those satin pants and blow up that air guitar & lets ROCK!!

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.

Thank you Boston and goodnight!

The line-up features:

We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!
An epic, hilarious and new crowd-pleaser about the legendary glam rockers! This is what it takes...

Friday at the Hydey + Heavy Metal Parking Lot
This double-header a match made in heaven as we explore the local music scene in Perth's legendary music venue the Hyde Park Hotel AND explore the carpark outside of a Judas Priest concert in 1986.

The Decline of Western Civilization Pt 1
Part One of Penelope (Wayne's World) Spheeris' brilliant trilogy is a fantastic look at the LA punk scene of the late 70s. 

The Decline of Western Civilisation Pt 2: The Metal Years - 20 tickets remaining!
One of the most entertaining, hilarious, poignant, unusual and completely honest portrayals of the LA hair-metal scene you'll ever see. A true cult film and a brilliant documentary.

The Decline of Western Civilisation Pt 3
The final instalment of Penelope Spheeris' hard-core trilogy looking at LA through the lens to the world of the "gutter punks" that inhabit the streets.

 D.O.A: A Rite of Passage
Lech Kowalski's  breathless ride through the UK and us punk scene, shot as it happened, when it happened. Amazing!

Visit Fringe World for here!

  • 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.

  • 18
  • Jan

JANUARY AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS SOLD OUT!

Another sold out session for Australian Revelations is a great way for us to kick off the year!

Celebrating its 40th anniversary our Jan 18th event features the Aussie classic Storm Boy. It's an amazing film to watch - unfolding in a very different way to contemporary stories, it's a pleasure to watch for young and old alike.

Because our Fringe program in February, we'll be giving Australian Revelations a month off but we'll be back in March with a film rarely seen on Australian screens (in fact we can't remember when this bad-ass title crossed Australian cinema screens).

Australian Revelations takes place on the last Monday of each month and include nibble, drinks guest presentations and all manner of special Rev loving.

  • 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!

  • 10
  • Nov

GIMME SOME TRUTH MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL HITS LOCAL SCREENS

We love all things documentary...we also love all things music...so when they both come together - well...there's a lot of love!

Presented by our friends and the great local community broadcaster RTRFM, Gimme Some Truth is Australia’s first dedicated music documentary festival 

Showcasing seven films over six days, Gimme Some Truth 2015 will feature five Australian premieres and one world premiere from Friday, 4 December through to Wednesday, 9 December at Luna Outdoor in Leederville. 

From indigenous Australians singing their way through a prison sentence (Prison Songs, AUS), to the amazing and often brutal experiences of musicians in Mali (They Will Have to Kill Us First, UK), to the extraordinary story of a fashion photographer in a punk rock world (Her Aim Is True, USA), the 2015 program is musically and culturally diverse, exploring music from all angles in a variety of disparate locations. 

See the full program here - and stay tuned to hear more about Rev's own contribution to music and documentary for Fringe World in February!

  • 30
  • Sept

OCTOBER AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS: CLASSIC 70s THRILLER LONG WEEKEND

It's always such a pleasure bringing to WA audiences some of the rare and rarely seen classics of Australian cinema in this program and for Halloween we're presenting one of Australia's great thrillers - Long Weekend.

Colin Eggleston's film is a taut two-hander starring acclaimed John Hargreaves and Briony Behets about a married couple trying to salvage their relationship by spending a long weekend away camping. As things progress though, their environment turns increasingly hostile - mirroring the internal conflict of the couple - and playing out as a very tense psychological drama.

Great performances and a very tight script from Everett De Roche place this little seen nugget at the core of the 70s inventive '70s Aussie cinema.

It's a constant surprise...very stylish and most certainly not what you might expect.

Read more here
Screening: Monday October 26th
Location: Backlot Studio, 21 Simpson St, West Perth
Time: 6:45pm (for 7pm start)
Buy tickets here

  • 22
  • Sept

SEPTEMBER AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS: BRADBURY'S OSCAR NOMINATED FRONTLINE + LOCAL SHORT FILM LOVE IN A DISABLED TOILET

September 9th 2015 marks 30-years since the shock death of legendary Australian photographer Neil Davis in Bangkok - so it's a great honour to present David Bradbury's fabulous 1981 Academy Award nominated documentary portrait of the man - Frontline

One of Australia's great documentaries - and one of our great films period - this very personal work brings us as close to Davis as you can possibly get. Featuring a wall-to-wall presentation of his many of his most famous works accompanied by candid interviews with Davis himself, Frontline is a riveting record of the life, the times and the legacy of Davis who's work in covering the Vietnam conflict for 11 years is astonishing.

The presentation features a Skype Q&A with the director of the film and one of Australia's great documentary filmmakers, Mr David Bradbury.

For those of you who've experienced Tim Bowden's wonderful written biography of Davis - One crowded Hour - this is an excellent companion piece as the moments there-income alive in all their drama.

Not to be missed.

Don't forget also one of our regular Australian Revelation features is the screening of a WA short film. This month we present Ruben Pracas' crowd-pleasing Love in a Disabled Toilet.

Screening: Monday September 28th
Location: Backlot Studio, 21 Simpson St, West Perth
Time: 6:45pm (for 7pm start)
Buy tickets here

  • 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. 

  • 4
  • Aug

AUGUST AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS - ON THE BEACH

We've been selling out every screening for Australian Revelations so you'll need to get in quick for our August edition of this brilliant and  legendary film featuring an all star cast of A-list Hollywood and top class Australian actors of the time.

Adapted from the classic Australian novel from Neville Shute, this 1959 Stanley Kramer directed drama features Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner (who got into all kinds of strife with her comments about filming in Australia), Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins (in a fantastic performance), Aussie great John Mellion and many others.

The plot is simple - in the aftermath of an atomic incident a submarine sails toward Australia to escape the nuclear fallout - but there is ultimately no escape. What happens in between is a wonderfully played and astutely directed human drama where emotions and politics are stripped to their most most basic. 

An outstanding film by anyone's standards On the Beach is a great moment in Australian cinema and literature - all the more important in the 2015 commemoration of the dropping of the 1st atomic bomb on Hiroshima. 

Monday August 31st
6:45pm
Join us for a complimentary drink and finger food prior to the show.
Backlot Studio, 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

Buy tickets here

Read more here

  • 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.

  • 13
  • July

UR 2015 HOT PROPERTIES

We had some monster films and events during the 2015 event. If you're keen to know what they were, here's our hit parade...

SELL OUTS AND MONSTER SESSIONS

  • 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!

  • 30
  • June

PARKERVILLE AMPITHEARE DOCUMENTARY SMASHES IT!

Sweet Jesus...this locally produced film is just flying in ticket sales and reviews and we can't be more proud to present the world premiere at Rev. 

It's pure Perth but also a fantastic story of a true visionary - flaws and all. 

We love this film and we see a lot of our Rev-selves in it.

Hats off to all - it's a great inspiration.

Taste the tres cool trailer here..

  • 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:

  • 19
  • June

JUNE AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS SCREENING: LAST TRAIN TO FREO - SOLD UT

Almost all of our Australian Revelations screenings have sold out so we urge you to get in early with our June title which is a great precursor to the main July Revelation edition.

So - it's with great pleasure we announce the June screening - Last Train to Freo.

Released in 2006 the work came from a stage show penned by local writer Reg Cribb - and for anyone who's spent time on the Midland-Fremantle train line of a number of years ago, this excellent locally made film rings mighty true.

With universally excellent performances and set in real-time, it tells the story of a group of passengers who are thrown together in an almost empty carriage and who along the way confront their own demons and desires.

Last Train to Freo was an exercise in minimalism for me,” says Director Jeremy Sims, “We really pushed our imaginations making it, and I worked with many people I am still working with today. I think Steve's performance is extraordinary, and I still get a kick from watching it.”

Jeremy Sims will personally present the film at Australian Revelations, offering film lovers and local filmmakers the chance to discuss the realities of filmmaking with the Director.

Each Australian Revelations feature screening will be accompanied by a Western Australian made short film, providing opportunities for local filmmakers to have their work seen by new audiences.

Screening: Tues June 30th, 6.30pm.

Where: Perth's Backlot Studios, 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

Read more here.

SOLD OUT!

Revelation would also like to extend its sincere gratitude to Bankwest for supporting Australian Revelations through their community grants scheme.

  • 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.

  • 18
  • June

AKE A LOOK AT OUR FEST TRAILERS

In collaboration with the Central Institute of Technology, we're proud to present to you one of our 2015 trailers!

Rev is all about encouraging active production opportunities in WA so we're very pleased with the results here.

In its development, students were required to pitch their ideas to a panel of film lovers, filmmakers and industry types with the winning idea going into production - and here's the result!

The trailer will be screening prior to selected sessions throughout the event.

View the trailer here.

We do of course have another very nice trailer that grabs some fantastic moments of the films themselves...take a look right 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 international independent cinema with ReVonDemand. Featuring dozens of feature length documentaries, dramas, comedies and horror films, we're also presenting many short films, short animations and experimental works that have been included in our program since 1997.

Many of the titles are free (including all the short works) so if you're a fan of Rev, fire up the popcorn, fluff up those cushions and hunker down for the finest selection of contemporary independent cinema you'll find available in Australia and amongst some of the best in the world.

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