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Revelation’s City of Vincent Film Project is about celebrating the stories of the people of Vincent! The Film Project is to create a series of short documentaries which will be funded and mentored during the development, production and post-production phases. These films will be screened at the year’s annual Revelation Film Festival. Here we celebrate the triumphs that the short documentaries made all over the world.

Pacing the Pool provides a tiny glimpse into the extraordinary life of Richard Pace, and what lies under the surface. To Richard, water is not only the source of life but also the source of physical and mental healing.

Producer, Writer: Jay Jay Jegathesan Director, Writer: Radheya Jegatheva

Official Selections

  1. WORLD PREMIERE – Revelation Film Fest, Leederville, WA, Australia, 1-11th July 2021
  2. International Short & Symbolic Art Film Festival (ISSAFF), St Petersburg, Russia, 27 July 2021
  3. Open Vision Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, 5-11 July 2021
  4. Film Festival Senior Movie, Szczecin, Poland 23-26 Sept 2021
  5. MLC Awards, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, 30-31 July 2021
  6. International Multicultural Film Festival, Perth, Australia, 21 Aug 2021
  7. Tetova International Film Festival ODA (TIFF ODA), Tetovo, macedonia, 28 Aug – 3 Sept 2021
  8. Paradise Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 1 Aug 2021
  9. Focus on Ability Short Film Festival, Australia, 19-25 Aug 2021
  10. LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising, Perm Krai, Russia, 15-18 Oct 2021
  11. Real to Reel: Global Youth Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA, 9th Nov 2021
  12. Wicked Waled International Youth Film Festival, Wales, 17-26 Sept 2021 
  13. Genesis international film festival (GIFF), Moscow, Russia, 4 Sept 2021(Award Nominee)
  14. CAA’s Celebrating Abilities Virtual Film Festival, Saratoga, California, USA, 20-24 Sept 2021
  15. Arlington International Film Festival, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA, 4-14 Nov 2021
  16. ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival,  1 Oct 2021
  17. Sportfilm Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, 20 Sept–10 Oct 2021
  18. Eatsa Artlad Film Competition, Leira, Portugal, 10 Nov 2021
  19. National Benalla Short Film Festival, Benalla, Victoria, Australia, 4 Dec 2021
  20. Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival,  Claremore Oklahoma, 3-6 Nov 2021
  21. Middlesex Film Festival, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA, 5-6 Nov 2021
  22. A-FilmTeensFest, Praha, Czech Republic, 14 Nov 2021 – 5 Dec 2021
  23. Faith Fest, Huntington Beach, California, USA, 5-7 Nov 2021
  24. International Film Festival Hanover, Germany, 22-28 Nov 2021
  25. Global Assembly on Everyday Life, Gender and Sexuality Film Competition, Batangas, Philippines, 27-31 Oct 2021
  26. Sydney Multicultural Film Awards, Australia, 31 Oct 2021 (Finalist)
  27. Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF), Nairobi, Kenya, 28-31 Oct 2021 (Finalist)
  28. Swallow Film Festival, St Petersburg, Russia, 30 Oct-7 Nov 2021 (Semi-Finalist)
  29. Festival Internacional de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada (FECEA), Alvorada, Rio Grande do Sul, 2-4 Dec 2021
  30. Sanctuary International Film Festival, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia, 12-14 Nov 2021
  31. Art Without Limit International Film Festival, Prishtina, Kosovo, 1-4 Dec 2021
  32. XPosure International Photography and Film Festival, Sharjah, UAE, 9-15 Feb 2022
  33. MICMX – Muestra Itinerante de Cine Mx, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, 26 Nov – 11 Dec 2021
  34. Hungarian Disability Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 16-18 Nov 2021
  35. LOGIHQ International Happiness Film Festival & Exhibition, liHfe-2021, New Delhi, India, July-Sept 2021
  36. Faludi Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 17-20 Nov 2021
  37. IPSMF (International Photography and Short Movie Festival), Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, 25-27 Nov 2021
  38. LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-World Cine Fest, Lonavla, Pune, Maharashtra, India, 25 Dec 2021
  39. Capricorn Film Festival, Yeppoon, Queensland, 12-16 Jan 2022
  40. Knowmad Short Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany, 10 Dec 2021

Awards

  1. Honourable Mention – International Short & Symbolic Art Film Festival (ISSAFF), St Petersburg, Russia, 27 July 2021
  2. Best Documentary (Short) –  MLC Awards, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, 30-31 July 2021
  3. Best Documentary  – Paradise Film Festival, Hungary, 1 Aug 2021
  4.  Best Documentary – ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival, 1 Oct 2021
  5. 2nd Prize, Documentary (19-26 years) – Wicked Waled International Youth Film Festival, Wales, 17-26 Sept 2021
  6. Best Short Documentary – LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising, Perm Krai, Russia, 15-18 Oct 2021
  7. Best Cinematography – Global Assembly on Everday Life, Gender and Sexuality Film Competition, Batangas, Philippines, 27-31 Oct 2021
  8. 2nd Prize (Best Documentary) – Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF), Nairobi, Kenya, 28-31 Oct 2021 (Finalist)
  9. Best Documentary – IPSMF (International Photography and Short Movie Festival), Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, 25-27 Nov 2021
  10. Best Documentary – National Benalla Short Film Festival, Benalla, Victoria, Australia, 4 Dec 2021

A love letter to community radio.

What does it take to run a radio station? More than radio waves, satellites, transmitters, and switchboards, it’s people. For Perth’s not-for-profit community radio station RTRFM, it’s 350 dedicated volunteers. So what would life look like without them? This short film tells the story of one of its much-loved presenters, Rok Riley, and highlights the things that we value most in the face of crisis – connection, community, and a sense of belonging… universal lessons we all share.

Writer, Director: Melle Branson Producer: Maria Elena Amatulli Director of Photography: Lewis Potts

A celebration of the letterbox, a somewhat redundant feature of our homes. ‘We Had Mail’ is an ode to the humble and not so humble letterboxes found in the suburbs of the City of Vincent. 

Writer, Producer, Director: Jen Jamieson Director of Photography: Raz Mahmudul Sound: Rebecca Riggs-Bennett

The fires that have devastated Australia have left behind countless injured and orphaned animals. This story is about rescued kangaroo joeys and their adoption by human carers. Presenting this documentary is City of Vincent resident, Alex Cearns, OAM, a world renowned animal photographer and advocate for rescued Australian animals. We follow Alex as she leads us into the quirky world of kangaroo care and discover the astonishing and heart-warming stories behind Raising Joey.

Producer: Jennifer Friend Writer, Director: Stephen Bartley Cinematographer: Andrew Silberstein, Editor, Sound: Kaela Halatau Talent: Alex Cearns OAM

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

  1. Premiere at Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2020
  2. Australia Independent Film Festival 2021
  3. CinefestOz 2021
  4. Melbourne Documentary Festival 2021
  5. Indie Shorts Cannes 2021
  6. Australian Revelations March 2021
  7. S.O.F. A The Cypress Film Festival 2021
  8. Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 2021
  9. Venice Shorts Festival 2021
  10. Cannes International Independent Film Festival 2021

AWARDS

  1. Winner of the July 2021 Edition at the Silk Road Film Awards-Cannes
  2. Semi-Finalist – AIFFA 2021

Giving the provocation ‘if these walls could talk…’ to various owners and inhabitants of unique, architecturally interesting or palpably intimate buildings, These Walls is a short poetic documentary that will bring these stories and their essence to life through dance and sound design. Dancers of different forms and ages respond to the stories and architecture inside the homes within the City of Vincent. These Walls uses performers from different dance backgrounds (a contemporary dancer, Indian Classical Bharatanatyam dancer and a young ballet dancer) who will respond to both the stories from the owners and the architectural space and unique objects that exist in the space. The work will feel nostalgic and familiar, and bring a new perspective onto the buildings that may go unnoticed in our everyday experience in the City of Vincent. We hope these stories will get audiences to think about their own relationship to home. 

Producer: Sophia Vertannes Writer, Director: Brodie Rowlands Cinematographer: Raz Mahmudul Sound: Zain Awan

Since 2011, The Spirit of the Streets Choir has provided an environment where people from all walks of life and social backgrounds can come together in song and friendship. based at the St Alban’s Church Hall in Highgate, the choir provides an opportunity for people who experience social exclusion or disadvantage to participate as active members of a performing choir in a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental environment. This documentary will tell the story of the choir as they regroup after their Christmas break and prepare for their first big gig of the year. 

Producer, Director: David Downey Editor: Cat Albright-Peakall Sound: Erin Devinish

If video killed the radio star, then surely Netflix has killed the DVD store. So how can one tenacious woman keep her doors open long enough to be the last DVD store in the city?

Producer: Jenny Crabb Director: Louise Bertoncini

Awards

  1. Best Short, Grand Prize Winner, Best International Short, Best Director and Best Documentary – Canada Short Film Festival

AFL is our national sport, it has brought communities together for over 100 years. Today, Women’s AFL is growing at a rapid rate and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. One teenage girl is right in the centre of that growth and she has her eyes on the prize. This film will follow Jasmin Stewart as she chases her dream of making it into the Women’s AFL to play at the top level.

Producer: Gabby Ho Director: Jake Blackburn

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

  1. Premiered at Revelation Perth International Film Festival
  2. Sydney World Film Festival
  3. International Shorts
  4. People of Passion International Film Festival
  5. WA Made Film Festival
  6. Cinefest OZ

AWARDS

  1. Director of Photography – 2019 Australian Cinematography Society Gold Award for Dramatised Documentary
  2. Winner – Best Documentary Short Film – LA Cinematography Awards
  3. Finalist for Best Cinematography of A Documentary Film – LA Cinematography Awards
  4. Finalist – Australian Inspirational Film Festival

Persia’s Pantry follows the incredible life journey of Arad Niksefat, a man forced to flee from his own country, only to face a much harsher and demoralising life as an asylum seeker in Australia.

Producer: Daniel Njegich Director: Daniel Pitcher 

Awards

  1. Best Documentary Short and Groundbreaking Documentary – Changing Face International Film Festival

​Carl Maxwell is affectionately known as “The Beeman” by many of his customers, a title he takes very seriously. Carl is an Apiologist who has created a buzz around
The City of Vincent by being on call, 24/7, for whenever a home or business is invaded by an unwanted swarm of bees. Carl isn’t like the other bee men in the area; he has a deep, spiritual
connection to the local honeybee population, who he believes to be higher beings. Carl is
repulsed by exterminators who use pesticides to murder bees – a creature crucial to the fragile ecosystem of The City of Vincent and the world. 

Producer: Cody Greenwood Director: Frances Elliott & Samantha Marlowe

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

  1. Premiere at Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2018
  2. Cinefest Oz 2018
  3. AmDocs Palm Springs 2019
  4. Tokyo Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019
  5. Edinburgh Rebel Film Festival 2019
  6. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2019
  7. Plons! International Film Festival 2019
  8. Marmaris International Short Film Festival 2019

AWARDS

  1. Best Short Documentary – WA Unlocked Film Festival 2020
  2. Finalist for “Best Documentary Short” – SAE Atom 2019

​Ghosts of Vincent is an expository-participatory documentary that
looks at historical people and venues within the area of the City of Vincent. The 10 minute film investigates the legend of ‘Kanga’ the ghost who haunts the newly renovated Leederville hotel, but also focuses on other venues and locations of interest in the Vincent area.

Producer: Paul-Alain van Lieshout Hunt Director: Ellen Broadhurst & Kimberly McGivern

​Neon signs are everywhere in cities around the world. They liven the sky and
streets with colour and atmosphere. In Perth, WA neon bending is a dying art. Through hours of
quality time spent with master neon bender George Aitken, on young man’s apprenticeship
could change that. His name is Benjamin Kontoullas.

Producer: Rachael Karotkin Director: Matt Sav

Awards

  1. Staff Pick – Vimeo

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