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City of Vincent Film Project

In partnership with the City of Vincent, Revelation Film Festival is running the City of Vincent Film Project to create a series of short documentaries made in and about the City of Vincent.

The project looks for stories in and about Vincent! The City has a wealth of subject matter – local characters, urban legends, extraordinary community groups doing amazing things, local history, businesses that serve the community in special ways plus facilities and parks that hold special meanings to our community.

Projects must be in the documentary genre, but can be comedic, dramatic or animated. Films must be between 5 and 10 minutes in length including credits and suitable for screening at all age events. Up to three projects will be selected for funding. Support consists of a cash component of $8,000 plus a documentary master class, and mentoring during the development, production and post-production phases. All projects must be shot in the City of Vincent.

The successful films will screen at a special gala during the annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival taking place in July at the Luna Palace Cinemas Leederville.

2024 Submissions

This year’s competition has now closed.

PAST & CURRENT CITY OF VINCENT FILM PROJECTS

A behind the scenes exploration of the inner workings of Luna Palace Cinemas as we shadow staff during a pivotal week before a major event. Unveil the no-nonsense charm and commitment of the enigmatic publicist, Tony Bective, and witness the human faces behind this beloved institution; their commitment to storytelling, cinema and community. The film offers a poignant reflection on the resilience of third spaces in the face of a rapidly changing entertainment and social landscape.

Filmmakers: Ailish Beahan and Caitlin Kirk

Caught in the chaos of a fractured family and troubled upbringing, aimless teenagers discover a lifeline in skateboarding. It’s more than a pastime – it’s a community that embraces them, offering both acceptance and a pathway to dreams in the face of adversity.

Filmmakers: Zoe Davis and Mason Smit

The film explores Aurelio Costarella’s life, spotlighting the triumphs of his fashion label, his mental health journey, and the impact of art therapy against the backdrop of a lifetime rooted in the City of Vincent.

Filmmakers: Chantel Concei and Kate Downie

About a local landmark with an inspirational story. Anne Chapple, granddaughter of Private Porter and the last living guardian of the memory of ANZAC Cottage reveals the secrets and stories of three generations of women, taking us on a journey through the joys, oddities, troubles and responsibilities of growing up inside a war memorial. 

Filmmakers: Susie Conte, Dawn Farnham and Jenny Crabb.

Delves into the housing crisis and its impact on young people trying to survive in the City of Vincent.

Filmmakers: Alicia Keenan and Carter Kirkland

Follow a group of City of Vincent seniors as they rediscover the joy of dancing in the golden years of their lives.

Filmmakers: Matthew Adams and Mason Fleming

A performative/observational hybrid documentary which explores the process and lengths to which queer people must go in order to create a nuclear family.

Filmmakers: Leslie Hornung and Jennifer “JP” Piper

Never a dull day at the local family-owned Re Store where unusual events happen on regular basis.

Filmmakers: Alzbeta Rekosh and Gemma Cutler 

Mettle explores the different experiences of women both running and participating in a charity for women experiencing homelessness due to domestic and family violence

Filmmakers: Alexandra Nell and Cal McLean 

Join Nyoongar Elder Lindsay Calyun, as he takes you on a journey into his childhood memories of growing up in East Perth. ‘Going back to the early days Nyoongars were everywhere in East Perth, everywhere you can see our Moordjit Footprints

Filmmakers: Ivy Penny and Brenton Rossow 

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
  41. Las Cruces International Film festival, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2-6 Mar 2022
  42. Josiah Media Festival, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 13 Dec – 31 Dec 2021
  43. 21 Islands International Short Film Festival, Bronx, New York, USA, 2-6 Feb 2022
  44. Three Acts of Goodness International Micro Film Contest, California, USA, 15 July – 31 Oct 2022
  45. Common Good International Film Festival, Salem, Oregon, USA, 11-14 Feb 2022
  46. Cygnet Student Film Festival, Perth, Australia, 5-6 Feb 2022
  47. The 4th Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival, New York, USA, 22 Mar 2022
  48. WA Made Film Festival, Perth, Western Australia, 10-13 March 2022
  49. FD/MAS (Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune-Albright Syndrome) Global Awareness Week Community Film Screening & Discussion, Grandville, Michigan, USA, 24 Feb 2022
  50. SICAFILM Los Angeles International Film Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA, 21 Sept 2022
  51. International Film & Entertainment Festival of Australia (IFEFA), Sydney, Australia, 16 Feb 2022
  52. Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage, Berne, Switzerland, 4-6 Nov 2022 
  53. Living Skies Student Film Festival, Saskatchewan, Canada, 3-5 March 2022
  54. Peninsula Film Festival, Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, 11-13 Mar 2022
  55. AMDOCS, The American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Palm Springs, California, USA 7th – 11th April 2022 (ACADEMY AWARD QUALIFYING FESTIVAL)
  56. Across the Globe Film Festival, New York, USA, 28 Feb  2022  (Finalist)
  57. Clapperboard Golden Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 9 Mar 2022
  58. Fastnet Film Festival, Cork, Ireland, 25-29 May 2022
  59. CinefestOz, Albany, WA, Australia, 28-30 Apr 2022
  60. Health for All Film Festival (World Health Organisation), Geneva, Switzerland, 22 May 2022
  61. Festival de Cinema Estudantil de Guaíba/RS-Mostra de curtas e longas nacionais e internacionais, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 18-31 March 2022
  62. Setting Sun Film Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5-12 May 2022
  63. International Film Festival for Children & Youth ‘Hero’,  Krasnoyarsk, Russia19-23 May 2022
  64. Independent Cinema Film Festival “Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis”, Athens, Greece, 3 Oct 2022
  65. SATX Cinema Showdown, San Antonio, Texas, USA 29 Mar 2022
  66. Australian Inspirational Film Festival, West Pert, WA, Australia 29 Apr – 1 May 2022
  67. Gila Valley Film Festival, Sanford, Arizona, USA, 22-23 April 2022 
  68. Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Athena, Attica, Greece, 30 March 2022
  69. Duemila30 – International Sustainability Film Festival & Experience, Milan, Italy, 6-8 May 2022
  70. One Earth Awards, Bangalore, India, 30 Mar 2022
  71. The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, 22-23 Apr 2022
  72. Ciak Napoli Festival, Napoli, Italy, 10 June 2022
  73. UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA, 28-30 Apr 2022
  74. Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-10 July 2022
  75. Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata, California, USA, 20-24 Apr 2022
  76. Short Shot Fest, Moscow, Russia, Aug 2022
  77. Georgetown University Shorts Film Festival, Washington DC, USA, 20-22 Apr 2022
  78. WIFI Film Festival, Topeka, Kansas, USA, 29 Apr – 1 May 2022
  79. Okotoks Film Festival, Alberta, Canada, 2-5 June 2022
  80. The More than Decent Film Festival, Newberry South Carolina, USA, 22-24 Apr 2022
  81. 1st Annual California Capital International Documentary Film Festival, Rancho Cordova, California, USA, 10-12 June 2022
  82. Emberlight International Film Festival, Ironwood, Michigan, USA, 20-27 Apr 2022
  83. International Film Festival of Older Adults – la GRAN pantalla Barcelona, Spain, 28 June – 3 July 2022
  84. Georgetown University Shorts Film Festival, Washington DC, USA, 20-22 Apr 2022
  85. Student Cuts Film Festival, Ljutomer, Slovenia, 12-13 May 2022
  86. 3 Generations Second Annual Youth Video Contest. New York, USA, 10 May 2022
  87. Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, Cefalu, Palermo, Italy, 1 Aug – 30 Sept 2022
  88. AmriCorti International Film Festival, Cuneo, Italy, 13-18 June 2022 
  89. Emberlight International Film Festival, Ironwood, Michigan, USA, 20-27 Aug 2022
  90. Thessaloniki Free Short Festival, Greece, 9-11 Sept 2022
  91. British Library Screening – 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) Health for All Film Festival (HAFF), London, England, May 15 2020
  92. Panama Series Festival, Arraijan, Panama, 10-11 June 2022
  93. Very Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 20 May 2022 
  94. Three Gardens Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 1-5 June 2022
  95. Tournadeau Music and Film Festival, Putnam, CT, USA, 26-27 Aug 2022
  96. Monaco Streaming Film Festival, Monaco, 31 May – 2 June 2022
  97. Festival Internacional de Cortometraje UVAQ, Michoacan, Mexico, 13-17 June 2022
  98. SPLICE Film Fest, New York, USA, 23-26 June 2022
  99. En Off Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 8 Oct 202
  100. Beautiful Country International Micro Film Festival, China, June 2022
  101.  Strong Chance Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 4-7 Aug 2022
  102. Raw Science Film Festival, LA, California, USA, 1-31 Aug 2022 (Finalist)
  103. Premio De Periodismo Alberta Gimenez, Balears Islands, Spain, 22 Sept 2022
  104. Altona Beach Film Festival, Altona, Victoria,  Australia, 20 August 2022
  105. Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage, Berne, Switzerland, 4-6 Nov 2022
  106. Footcandle Film Festival, Hickory, NC, USA, 21-25 Sept 2022
  107. 307 International Film Festival (Wyoming), Laramie, Wyoming, USA, 27-28 August 2020
  108. MiCe (Mostra Internacional Cinema Educatiu) Film Festival, Valencia, Madrid, Spain, 26 Sep – 6 Oct 2022
  109. Ipe Amarelo Film Festival, Brazil, July 2022
  110.  Three Acts of Goodness International Micro Film Contest, Taipei, Taiwan, & California, USA 15 July – 31 Aug 2022
  111. Fentress Student Film Fest, USA, 25-30 July 2022
  112. Oklahoma City Documentary Film Festival, Oklahoma, USA, 5-7 Aug 2022
  113.  International Film Festival Akrobat, St Petersburg, Russia, 26-27 Aug 2022
  114. OTB: Only the Best Film Awards, Miami, Florida, USA, 16 Aug 2022 (Finalist June-July 2022)
  115.  Zion International Film Festival, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 22-25 Sept 2022
  116. International Film and Television Film Festrival SIMFEST, Mures County, Romania, 29 Aug – 4 Sept 2022 
  117.  Red Rose Film Festival, Lancaster, PA, USA, 14-15 Oct 2022
  118. Macau International Film Festival, Macau 1-8 Dec 2022
  119.  Emerald Coast Film Festival, Florida, USA, 7-8 Oct 2022
  120. Secindi Film Festival, Merida, Spain, 3-8 Oct 2022
  121. FIAfest, Chia, Colombia, 24-28 Oct 2022
  122. Rusthall Community Cinema Film Festival, Kent, UK, 15-16 Oct 2022
  123. Let’s Change the World, Florent, France, 18 Sept 2022 
  124. Marcellus Mini Movie Film Festival,  New York, 12 Nov 2022
  125. BJX Bajío International Film Festival (BJX Fest), Guanajuato, Mexico, 21-27 Nov 2022
  126. Grosvenor Road Trial Project Community Film Night, Perth, Australia, 9 Oct 2022
  127.  Ipswich Film Festival for Youth, Ipswich, Queensland, 15 Oct 2022
  128. British Colombia Environmental Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 1 Nov 2022
  129.  The Audacity Film Festival, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, 27 Nov 2022
  130. VKRATZE! International Short Film Festival, Volgograd 15-18 Dec 2022
  131. Link International Film Festival, Middlesex, UK, 3-10 Dec 2023
  132.  TV Festival Press Vitez/ TV Festival Press Knight, Serbia, 26 Dec 2022
  133. BFI Future Film Festival, Southbank UK, 16-19 Feb 2022
  134. Orion IFF International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 14 Jan 2023 (Finalist)
  135. FUIFF Awards United Kingdom, Birmingham, UK, 27-29 Jan 2023
  136.  Warrandyte Film Festival, Warrandyte, VIC, 17 Mar 2023
  137. South Georgia Film Festival, Valdosta, GA, USA, 3-5 Mar 2023
  138. Honourable Mention – International Short & Symbolic Art Film Festival (ISSAFF), St Petersburg, Russia, 27 July 202

Award Wins

(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 Wales 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 
(11) Best Script – Art Without Limit International Film Festival, Prishtina, Kosovo, 1-4 Dec 2021
(12) Highly Commended Award – Focus on Ability Short Film Festival, Australia, 19-25 Aug 2021
(13) Best Short Documentary (Jan 2022: Qualifies for Finale) – SICAFILM Los Angeles International Film Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA, 21 Sept 2022
(14) Best Story – International Film & Entertainment Festival of Australia (IFEFA), Sydney, Australia, 16 Feb 2022
(15) Best Documentary – Peninsula Film Festival, Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, 11-13 Mar 2022
(16) Best Short Documentary – 21 Islands International Short Film Festival, Bronx, New York, USA, 2-6 Feb 2022
(17) Honourable Mention – Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Athena, Attica, Greece, 30 March 2022 
(18) Gold Award (Best Documentary) – One Earth Awards, Bangalore, India, 30 Mar 2022 
(19) Hon Mention, Lightbeam Award for Most Inspirational Film – AMDOCS, The American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Palm Springs, California, USA 7th – 11th April 2022 (ACADEMY AWARD QUALIFYING FESTIVAL)
(20) Best  Director (Student) – Gila Valley Film Festival, Sanford, Arizona, USA, 22-23 April 2022
(21) Hon Mention – Very Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 20 May 2022 
(22) Special Jury Prize (Documentary) – International Film Festival for Children & Youth ‘Hero’,  Krasnoyarsk, Russia19-23 May 2022
(23) Hon Mention – SPLICE Film Fest, New York, USA, 23-26 June 2022
(24) Best Student Film –  Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-10 July 2022
(25) Best Editing, Ipe Amarelo Film Festival, Brazil, July 2022
(26) Best Cinematography, Ipe Amarelo Film Festival, Brazil, July 2022
(27) Jury Prize – Strong Chance Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 4-7 Aug 2022
(28) Best Documentary – OTB: Only the Best Film Awards, Miami, Florida, USA, 16 Aug 2022 (Film of the Month Finalist June-July 2022) 
(29) Best Documentary (Short) –  Zion International Film Festival, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 22-25 Sept 2022
(30) Best Documentary (3rd Prize) – Three Acts of Goodness International Micro Film Contest, Taipei, Taiwan, & California, USA 15 July – 31 Aug 2022
(31) Best Inspirational Documentary Short Film – Emerald Coast Film Festival, Florida, USA, 7-8 Oct 2022
(32) Best Documentary – Ipswich Film Festival for Youth, Ipswich, Queensland, 15 Oct 2022
(33)  Best Overall Film – Ipswich Film Festival for Youth, Ipswich, Queensland, 15 Oct 2022
(34) International Gold Medal (Best International) – TV Festival Press Vitez/ TV Festival Press Knight, Serbia, 26 Dec 2022
(35) Best Documentary – British Film Institute Future Film Festival 2023, 20 February 2023

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: Stephanie Senior 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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