Revelation Film Festival 2014

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"the best film festival on Australia’s cultural landscape"

-  Triple J

“IN THE MOMENT, OF THE MOMENT, WITH THE MOMENT"

- Team REV

“Australia’s best kept secret"

- Margaret Pomeranz

“The west coast's leading film event"

- ScreenSpace

“the biggest film culture event that we have"

- AccesSreel

Breaking News

  • 7
  • July

HOT TICKET LOWDOWN

Those people familiar with Rev will know how quickly many of the sessions sell-out, so believe us when when we tell you what's going to be big and what you need to get in early for - even if you have a Gold Pass. 

ALREADY SOLD OUT!

               SELLING FAST:

Here's the individual sessions that are trending big and that you'd be wanting to buy soon to avoid disappointment.

  • 6
  • July

3-DAY FILMMAKING MASTERCLASS ALMOST FULL!

If you're a filmmaker at any stage of your career, you can't afford to miss our 3-Day masterclass with Sydney-based producer Craig Deeker.

Head-man at production company The Gingerbread Man the workshop will look at all elements of digital filmmaking - and is just about sold out with only 7 places left.

Read more here.

Register your interest here.

  • 6
  • July

REVELATION ACADEMIC

We don't have a prize, we don't have have a production fund but we do have the only discussion platform for film analysis associated with a film festival in the country.

If you're an academic. a film student, a film lover or a filmmaker we urge you to come and be part of this unique Revelation sidebar.

It's a fascinating exploration of cinema in all it's forms and from angles you may never have thought lived.

All are welcome.over the two days.

Come along or read more here.

  • 5
  • July

AUDIENCE'S LOVING THE IRANIAN & POLISH FILM FESTIVALS

For the last three years, we've been enormously proud to umbrella the Australian Iranian Film Festival but for 2015 we welcome a new partner - the Polish Film Festival Perth...and both are proving enormously popular with audiences.

With close to sell-out sessions for most screenings so far and a huge amount of interest in sessions to come, they're a great addition to the overall program and to the diversity of screen culture in WA.

The films are of the highest caliber and represent a great collection of some of the most acclaimed films from the international film scene and two vibrant filmmaking communities.

We urge all lovers of cinema to take a look at what's on offer and explore these excellent filmmaking communities.

The Polish Film Festival Perth includes:

The Australian Iranian Festival features:

If you love Iranian Cinema as much as we do, we also suggest you spend some time with Jafar Panahi and Tehran Taxi.

  • 5
  • July

PROGRAM PATHWAYS

If you're dipping your toe into Rev for the first time or if you're battle-hardened or if you're just pain lazy, our expanded program can make some decisions a little harder harder than usual.

So - we've put together a few ways that may make your decisions a little easier. 

A mini pass will get you any of these...and each pathway is sensational...

Six essential international film festival monster hits
- Tehran Taxi 
- Do I Sound Gay?
- The Tribe
- Of Horses and Men
- The Look of Silence
- The Forbidden Room

Slipstream Worlds: Science fiction narratives & speculative documentaries
- H.
- The Creeping Garden
- Dark Star: HR Giger's Weld
- Spring
- Plague
-
 The Visit

Hitting the Road: Movies that explore roads, journeys and voyages
- Asphalt Watches
- What Lola Wants
- I Believe In Unicorns
- Tehran Taxi (essential!)
- Last Cab to Darwin
- Being Evel

Artistic Inspiration: Movies to inspire the creative mind
- The Forbidden Room (essential!)
- Yakona 
- The Gospel According to Charlie (a very nice Rev discovery)
- Station to Station
Dark Star: HR Giger's Weld
- Pasolini

It's Not Just Rock n Roll: Movies about music and sound
- The Wrecking Crew
- Theory of Obscurity
- The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead
- Industrial Music For the Urban Decay
- The Cambodian Space Project
- When My Sorrow Died

Killer Discoveries: Films that herald great things to come
- Hollywood
- Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites
- Parkerville Ampitheatre: Sets, Bugs & Rock n Roll
- What I love About Concrete
Plague
- Echoes of War

  • 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..

  • 27
  • June

REV INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS

We've got a fantastic list of industry based workshops and masterclasses for practitioners at any career or interest level.

They provide opportunities for participants to network, spend some time with national and international screen artists and industry types and enrich their own skills and knowledge.

Of all the sessions on offer, we highly recommend the three-day masterclass digital filmmaking with Craig Deeker. As must for filmmakers - with two participants selected to intern on a new Western Australian made feature film later this year.

Other sessions include:

  • 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

DOWNLOAD 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

TAKE 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!

  • 15
  • June

REV OPENING NIGHT 2015 - SELLING FAST!

Our 2015 Opening Night is the excellent new Australian film Last Cab to Darwin.

Penned by local boy Reg Cribb and local ex-pat Jeremy Sims, the film stars Jacki Weaver, Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford, Mark Coles Smith and Leah Purcell - all turning in outstanding performances.

A uniquely Australian road movie, director Jeremy Sims delivers what will undoubtedly become a classic,   

Join Director Jeremy Sims and star Michael Caton and others for the opening along with a cavalcade of Rev guests for to usual monster evening immediately after the screening.

Tickets for the July 2nd event are now on sale here - and you have to be there for one of the best and most enjoyable nights on the West Australian cultural calendar.

  • 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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REVELATION ACADEMIC

Critical discussion and debate is at the heart of Rev. For 2015 we present the third edition of Revelation Academic.

Rev Academic is the only Academic and critical forum associated directly with any film festival in Australia and it's open to film lovers and academics alike.

FIND OUT HOW TO ATTEND HERE

REVCON INDUSTRY SESSIONS

We've got 3 day masterclasses, special screenings and talks, indigenous acting workshops, film festival directors and a ton more industry based activities. 

Most are free and all are designed to provide the best possible overview of the current industrial state of play locally, nationally and internationally.

TAKE A LOOK HERE

Australian REVELATIONS SCREENINGS

Join us for a monthly screening program of new and classic Australian films matched up with great local shorts in our Australian Revelations program. 

The program includes nibbles, sparkling and other wine, skypes with actors and filmmakers and that extra bit of Rev lovin'. Tickets are limited!

READ MORE HERE

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