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While You Sleep

PICA 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia, WA

Creative Directors Sal Cooper and Kate Neal. An aural and visual excursion into both the musical fugue and the psychological ‘fugue state’, While You Sleep unites string quartet, piano, electronics, video and animation in a surreal counterpoint of music, movement and image where nothing is quite as it seems. 

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The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Platon Theodoris. In a suburban garage, Neville Umbrellaman spends his evenings presenting his own radio show, broadcasting to the local community where Neville and his strange guests ruminate on all manner of topics, people perform, and events unfold. Meanwhile, elsewhere, another world slowly unfolds.

Sirens

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Documentary | 2022 | USA, Lebanon | 78 min | Directed by Rita Baghdadi 

Sirens tells the story of Beirut based musicians Lilas and Shery and their band Slave to Sorens. With their brand of thrash, the group are the Middle East’s first all-women metal band, and Rita Baghdadi’s film tells the story of the women’s friendship and the band all against the backdrop of a conservative country undergoing political turmoil.

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Freaks Out

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Gabriele Mainetti. As a small troupe of circus performers find themselves embroiled in the ever-expanding battle front of WW2 in Europe, a singular battle for the future of civilisation emerges in this sprawling big-screen fantasy.

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Dreaming Walls: Inside The Chelsea Hotel

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Amélie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier. New York’s Chelsea Hotel is legendary. Exploring the hotel and following the few remaining residents, the ghosts of the past and the changes coming, Dreaming Walls is a quiet, impressionistic documentary in and around one of the most iconic buildings in art, music and popular culture.

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Hole In The Head

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Dean Kavanagh. The film combines drama, comedy and experimentation in telling the story of John Kline Jr, a mute projectionist whose parents vanished twenty-five years earlier.
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When The Camera Stopped Rolling

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Documentary / 2021 / Australia / 75min / Directed by Jane Castle

Cinematographer Jane Castle ACS tells the story of her mother Lilias Fraser, a true pioneer of Australian cinema, while simultaneously telling her own story. Not just a story of filmmaking and creativity, but also of family, trauma, and human experience, this is a deeply personal film that is unafraid to fully engage with its themes.

Breaking Into The Screen Industry

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

Join our experienced panel as they each share their journeys from the start of their careers up until that first big break. They'll provide tips to inspire emerging filmmakers today on their journey toward getting their projects made, as well as their views on the changing landscape of development, finance, and production today.

Q&A: When The Camera Stopped Rolling

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Join Erika Addis, the National President of ACS, as she speaks with filmmaker Jane Castle!

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Killing The Eunuch Khan

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Narrative / 2021 / Iran / 110min / Directed by Abed Abest

A visually stunning narrative from Iran, a truly powerful exploration of war, family, and crime, for anyone interested in the possibilities of cinema this is essential viewing.

You’ll Never Work In This Town Again

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

Join Kelli McCluskey from tactical media art group, pvi collective, as she discusses their approach to developing a code of ethics to help safeguard against getting into bed with the wrong corporate bedfellows.

WA Day 4: Pursuit of Compassion

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Special Event / 2022 /

A showcase of Western Australian made screen productions

While You Sleep

PICA 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia, WA

Special Event / 2022 / Australia / 50min / Creative Directors Sal Cooper and Kate Neal

An aural and visual excursion into both the musical fugue and the psychological ‘fugue state’, While You Sleep unites string quartet, piano, electronics, video and animation in a surreal counterpoint of music, movement and image where nothing is quite as it seems. 

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A House Made of Splinters

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont. Winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Best Director Prize, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Golden Alexander and FIORSCI award, and Best Nordic Documentary Gotenburg Film Festival, A House Made of Splinters is an observational documentary filmed in a children’s home in the Eastern Ukraine.

Erin Coates: Props, Prosthetics and Practical Effects

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

As a professional artist and independent filmmaker, Erin will share behind the scenes stories of how she and her collaborators have created props and practical effects for screen works.

Shadow

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Bruce Gladwin. Produced by Geelong’s acclaimed Back to Back Theatre, and playing out like a live performance, this picture is produced and performed by a disabled team that sparkles throughout. One of our 2022 favourites.

Where is Anne Frank?

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Narrative / 2021 / Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Israel / 99 min / Directed by Ari Folman

Ari Folman (The Congress, Waltz With Bashir) returns with a beautifully realised animated feature that explores Anne Frank’s life, her diary, and her legacy.

John Bradburn: Writing An Interactive Story

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

This workshop will explore the basics of how to write an interactive choose your own adventure style story. We will explore Twine as a tool to make and export these playable stories.

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Truth, Lies and All Besides

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

A selection of short dramatic films that explore the complexities of the human condition, the choices we face, the decisions we make, and the shifting changes that mark all of our lives. Poignant, moving, evocative, and human, these films reveal the storytelling power of the short film to affect the audience.

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Heavens Above (Nebesa)

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Feature Narrative / 2021 / Serbia, Germany, Slovenia / 120min / Directed by Srdjan Dragojevic

We love magical realism and fly that flag rather high year to year – and 2022 is no exception with several titles that take the bold step into the wilder sides of the imaginative experience. Heavens Above is one such title that not only bends expectation but film form.

Bassendream

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Narrative / 2022 / Australia / 80min / Directed by Tim Barretto

It’s the last day of summer school holidays in 1990s Perth and over 24 hours, a kaleidoscopic chronicle of an ordinary suburb unfolds.

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In The Court of The Crimson King

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Toby Amies, In his latest documentary filmmaker Toby Amies (The Man Whose Mind Exploded) turns his attention to the legendary prog-rock band King Crimson, documenting the group on their 50th-anniversary tour.

Edward and Isabella

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Adam Morris. The film follows a couple as they contemplate their relationship. It eschews the clichés of the genre as the protagonists trace their way through a weekend away.

Q&A: Edward and Isabella

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with director Adam Morris, hosted by Andrew F Pierce of The Curb. 

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18 1/2

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Dan Mirvish. It’s 1974 and a White House transcriber has a copy of missing 18 1/2 minutes of Nixon tapes, but what can she do with them and what secrets do they hold?

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Lonesome

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Craig Boreham. Fleeing a small-town scandal Casey finds himself in Sydney where he hooks up with Tib. Both young men are searching for something elusive while navigating their way through the inner-city queer scene.

Flesh For Frankenstein 3D

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Paul Morrissey. Legendary filmmaker Paul Morrissey’s Flesh For Frankenstein – also known as Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein – is considered a masterpiece of midnight movie / cult cinema. Originally released in both regular and 3D versions, the print screening tonight is in glorious 3D!

Flesh For Frankenstein 3D

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Presented in the new 4K restoration AND in the original anaglyph ‘SpaceVision’ 3D!

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Experimental Shorts: Space, Place, Nature and Culture

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Special Events / 2022 / 66 min

From visual and aural loops, cut-ups, media manipulations and found footage to technical exploration, home printing, and all points in between, a selection of experiments in cinema and visual/audio media. Themes of rhythm, music, movement, location, nature, culture, and the performance of the social ripple through this selection of short experimental works.

It’s Time For Change

The Backlot 21 Simpson St, West Perth, WA

A panel of cinematography, sound and composition practitioners discuss diversity, gender, industry culture and mental health issues affecting the screen industry sector - and what we need to do to change it. 

Short Film Panel

Robert’s on Oxford 173 Oxford St, Leederville, WA

Producer Kate Separovich (Evie, Good Night), writer/director David Vincent Smith (Good Night), and director Chris Elena (Refused Classification) share insights about making short films, storytelling in short films, and the importance of short films as their own entity plus more in this panel discussion.

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Make Me Famous

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Brian Vincent. The eighties NYC art scene was a place where anything went, the Lower East Side was a hot bed of creative energy. Make Me Famous explores this scene, but rather than focusing on the era’s more famous figures like Basquait, Keith Haring, and David Wojnarowicz, it tells the story of unknown expressionist painter Edward Brezinski.

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Experimental Shorts: Changing Perspectives

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Special Events / 2022 / 72 min

A selection of films that offer meditations on the nature of storytelling and the structure of narrative, exploring movement and form both within and beyond the frame, and new forms of meaning of cinema.

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Raw! Uncut! Video!

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Ryan A White and Alex Clausen. Documenting the gay porn studio Palm Drive Video, Raw! Uncut! Video! tells the story of the safe-sex studio based in a Californian ranch that created safe sex-focused porn during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Along the way, we’re treated to a wild and no holds barred ride through the extremities of gay porn of the period.

Indie Filmmaker Panel

Robert’s on Oxford 173 Oxford St, Leederville, WA

Writer/Director Adam Morris (Edward & Isabella), writer/director Platon Theodoris (The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour), and writer/director Matthew Victor Pastor (A Pencil to the Jugular), explore what goes into making an indie film in Australia: from the writing, to the directing, to the difficulty of shooting during a pandemic.

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A Life On The Farm

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Oscar Harding. When Oscar Harding’s grandfather passed away, Oscar’s family inherited a strange video tape made by farmer Charles Carson. Intrigued by this strange VHS tape, titled A Life on the Farm, Harding sets out to unravel the mystery of the video described as “Monty Python meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”…

Q&A: A Life On The Farm

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

An after-film talk with Producer Dominik Platen

Stage Changers

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Documentary / 2021 / Australia / 60 min | Directed by Ella Wright

Stage Changers follows WA theatre company, The Last Great Hunt, as they work on their first large scale festival work. 

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A Delicate Fire

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Constantine Costi. A visual and aural feast, A Delicate Fire combines the spectacle of cinema and the power of opera to create a work that pays homage to 17th century composer Barbara Strozzi.  

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Saint Narcisse

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Bruce LaBruce. Oozing with 70s aesthetic and LaBruce’s trademark fascination with B-cinema, this cracking addition to his oeuvre is described by The Guardian as “a sluttily sacrilegious story of incest, witches and wayward monks” and...well…that sums it up pretty well.

Get Your Shorts On! 2022 + City of Vincent

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Don't get caught short, put Get Your Shorts On! in your calendar now! Join us for an exciting selection of short films in a nod to WA's talented emerging filmmakers - thanks to the City of Vincent Film Project.

The Passengers of The Night

Luna on SX 13 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA

Feature Narrative / 2022 / France / 111min / Directed by Mikhaël Hers

It’s 1981 and newly separated Elisabeth (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is having trouble sleeping, she’s running low on money and has two teenage children to care for.

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After Blue

Luna Leederville 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA

Directed by Bertrand Mandico. Set in a distant world, where only women can survive After Blue is an off-kilter quasi-psychedelic science fiction western adventure like nothing you’ve ever seen.