Revelation Film Festival 2014

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"One of the best, if not 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, At The Movies – ABC TV

“The west coast's leading film event"

- ScreenSpace

“Revelation Film Festival is the biggest film culture event that we have"

- AccesSreel

Breaking News

  • 22
  • Mar

WA SCREEN AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES 

FTI are pleased to announce that nominations for the 27th WA Screen Awards (WASAs) are now open.

Entries are invited from West Australian filmmakers and game developers across 33 categories and will close at 5pm on Monday, April 20.

Nominees will be announced at a function in late May and the 27th WASAs will be held on Monday 29 June 2015 at the prestigious Heath Ledger Theatre at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.

Winners will again once receive the beautiful custom-made Geoffrey Drake-Brockman trophy unveiled last year and a cash prize of $5000 will once again be awarded to the Young Filmmaker of the Year.

In 2014, FTI attracted 448 entries from 172 nominees across 143 screen projects, and are expecting to break this record in 2015 with the success of WA films over the past year

The last 12 months have been huge for WA film with features such as These Final Hours (Nathan Phillips, Jessica De Gouw), Kill Me Three Times (Simon Pegg, Luke Hemsworth), Son Of A Gun (Euan McGregor) and Paper Planes (Sam Worthington) all possible contenders. 

The 2015 red carpet event will feature VIP guests, world-class service, delicious canapés and premium beverages. Over 500 film industry leaders, Western Australian screen practitioners, media, sponsors and government officials will come together to celebrate the very best in West Australian screen production.

The WASAs is the premier celebration of West Australian screen culture, celebrating excellence and achievements in feature film, short film, web series, music videos, television production, documentary and games.

The WASAs are an FTI initiative held to enhance the vibrancy of the WA screen sector through increasing awareness of WA screen arts and connecting screen practitioners of all disciplines and career stages. 

"Recognising and celebrating excellence in the local screen sector is the main focus of the WASAs, and as the profile of the event grows we are seeing that bringing attention to the practitioners who are driving that excellence brings with it opportunities to further their careers," said CEO of FTI, Paul Bodlovich.

The 27th Annual WASAs are presented in conjunction with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival (2 – 12 July 2015).

Entry to the WASAs is through FTI’s online portal 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.

  • 9
  • Mar

AWGIE AWARDS OPEN

The Australian Writers’ Guild invites you to enter into the prestigious 48th Annual AWGIE Awards

“Every year the AWGIES celebrate performance writing at its best and in this, the 48th year of the AWGIES, performance writers from all fields will vie for the highest honours on the Guild’s night of nights. If history is anything to go by, the 48th annual AWGIE AWARDS will once again set the bar for Australian performance writing even higher.” Jan Sardi, President of the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Entries for the Monte Miller Categories close at 5pm on Monday, March 30th.

Entries for all other categories close at 5pm on Tuesday, April 7

For further details go here.

  • 9
  • Mar

CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN

There's only a few weeks left in our international call for entries so if you're wanting to get your film to us you can do so via our Vimeo online submission process, through WithoutaBox or by sending us a screener. For Vimeo submissions, it's a mighty simple Hi-Def and very direct way to get your work to us - and or preferred portal.

Fill out your entry form online, send us the link and we're as good as watching your film! 

Our Withoutabox submission portal and our hard copy screener submission are also available.. 

There's no age limit. There's no format limit (shoot on your phone if you like) - there are no limits. What we want is great ideas and they can come from the most surprising of places.

For each category (Feature, Documentary, Short, Animation, Experimental) we have a very cool hand picked panel of recognised active practitioners assessing works - Revelation is a true filmmakers festival unlike any in the country.

Visit the Call for Entries page here

Go directly to our online Vimeo portal here.

Enter via WithoutaBox here.

  • 25
  • Feb

March australian REVELATIONS SCREENING: Dogs in space

One of the most legendary of Australian cult films comes to Perth for one night only!

 For film lovers, Dogs in Space delivers in every respect - a great "underground" score, a fantastic cast, a searing script and of course that magnetic performance from Michael Hutchence.

Our previous three Australian Revelations screenings have sold out and we reckon this one will go in a heartbeat so don't be disappointed and get your tickets now.

The screening will take place at Perth's Backlot Studio on Monday March 30th, 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Buy tickets here.

View the trailer here.

Read about the film here.

Next Screening: Monday April 27th Title TBC

  • 14
  • Feb

Feb australian REVELATIONS SCREENING: CANDY - SOLD OUT!

Who says Australian's aren't  interested Australian cinema? So far we've sold out three of our four Australian Revelations with a mix of Q&A's, WA shorts and great discussion platform. 

So we're sorry for you but happy for Australian cinema that there are no more tickets available for our February screening of Candy. 

Starring a who'se who of Australian performance (including Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish and Geoffrey Rush), Candy is a blistering love-story centred on a young couple's descent into the oblivion of drug addiction.

The screening a WA short film and an introduction by Heath's father Kim Ledger.

This is a special experience by anyone's standards.

The evening will also include a special screening of the WA short film The Meet Cute - a meta romantic comedy set in the suburbs of Perth. Written and directed by James Pontifex.

The screening will take place at Perth's Backlot Studio on Monday February 23rd, 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

SOLD OUT!

View the trailer here.

Read about the film here.

See what happened at our December screening of Mad Max here.

Next Screening: Monday March 30th Title TBC

  • 19
  • Jan

JAN australian REVELATIONS SCREENING: THE BABADOOK - SOLD OUT!

After the sell-out house for Mad Max last month, we're overjoyed to announce our third installment - The Babadook - is also sold out. 

Gaining great international acclaim, The Babadook has made numbers of 2014 top ten lists including that of great horror/action director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) who said "I've never seen a more terrifying film than The Babadook. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me."

So, after receiving a limited run in Australia we're proud to bring it back this low-budget marvel for this special screening at the most excellent Backlot Studio on the wide screen with the best sound in town and the comfiest seats.

Tickets are unfortunately no longer available..

Tickets to Australian Revelation screenings include complimentary drinks, guest Q&As and presentations and finger food.

The screening will take place at Perth's Backlot Studio on Tuesday January 27th, 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

View the trailer here.

Read about the film here.

Read the media release here.

Read a great interview with WA filmmaker Dean Butler whose short film Absolution will screen prior to the main feature here.

See what happened at our December screening of Mad Max here.

Next screening: February 23rd, Candy - this will also sell out.

  • 7
  • Dec

REV T-SHIRTS FOR SALE

A Revelation shirt is a pretty exclusive item - but we still have a few from 2014 for sale. Stocks are very limited so this is may be your only chance to secure yourself before they disappear. Just email us with your request and we'll sort you out. We reckon the designs are the best yet - they actually really are! Click here to take a look.

Shirts are $35 each inc p+h

Hey - while you're at it, why not become a Member! As a Member of Revelation Film Festival you are entitled to amazing discounts and benefits, both during the festival and throughout the year - and you'll get a t-shirt!. In addition, you are supporting our efforts to provide the Perth community with quality independent screen culture, across the board. Click here for more details.

  • 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!

  • 11
  • Oct

WATCH PREVIOUS REV FILMS ONLINE!

Enjoy the world of international independent cinema through the lens of our previous programs! Yes - that's right - very soon we'll be brining our films to you through our new Video on Demand portal.

We're negotiating titles right now but when we're ready to go you'll be able to access dozens of titles drawn from 17 years of programming and spanning the four corners of the globe,

But if you can't wait and you'd like a preliminary taste of what we're designing, and a small selection of what is already available online, we suggest you take a tour here:

  • 17
  • July

2014 WRAP

Another record year for Rev as we again topped previous box office and attendance, filled houses across town, provided the most interesting industry forums you'll find all year and kept conversation going until the early hours.

If you want to get a sense of the special vibe that is Rev, take a look at our Galleries here - they're very alive ad cover some of our Q&As, workshops, special events and much, much more.

But we're not done for the year! Subscribe to our newsletter and you'll have the chance to attend screenings, join in giveaways and enjoy a myriad of surprising delights throughout the year!

  • 14
  • July

SOME OF THE BIG ONES

We ha a fantastic year across the board with sell out houses across town and events and activities that spanned the entire 10 days.

Here were some of the big ones for us so if they come your way, we recommend you take the time to make friends with them.

- Aaron Pedersen Performance for Television workshop.- SOLD OUT!
- Animation Showcase - SOLD OUT!
- Competing Your Movie workshop- SOLD OUT!
- Experimental Showcase  - SOLD OUT!
- Finding Vivian Maier - SOLD OUT!
- Freeload - SOLD OUT!
- Harlem Street Singer - SOLD OUT! 
The Internet's Own Boy - SOLD OUT!
- The Last Hijack -  SOLD OUT! 
- Lawrence and Holloman - SOLD OUT! 
- Led Zeppelin Played Here - SOLD OUT!
- Opening Night Under the Skin SOLD OUT!
- Purgatorio - SOLD OUT!
- Slipstream Quartet -  SOLD OUT!
- Time Lapse - SOLD OUT!
- Tiny: A Film About Living Small - SOLD OUT!
- Under the Skin -SOLD OUT!
- Vladmaster - SOLD OUT!

  • 19
  • June

FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTORS & PROGRAMMERS DESCEND

Rev is more than a film festival. It is a Union. It's never been just a screening program but has from the start been a point of advocacy for screen culture locally and nationally and a platform for filmmakers and audiences to look toward the future of distribution, exhibition and production. 

This year we're shaking at the knees to announce some of the country's most influential, opinionated and interesting festival directors and programmers are heading to Perth to hold a closed door summit but also open things out to all comers to discuss the greatest revolution in cinema since the introduction of sound. in cinema

We're honoured to have in Perth

This gathering is made for filmmakers, programmers and screen culture organisations and the community to know who, how, when, why and if in the new screen cultural world. If you're a film programmer and would like to participate, please email us here - we'd love to have you part of the discussion.

All participants will be able to be buttonholed for individual discussion but will at various times be part of group discussion and combat. 

This is the most influential group of screen culture practitioners to ever visit WA. It's now up to you.

If you want one on one appointments with these guests, email us and we'll set it up.

  • 7
  • June

The Gift that Keeps Giving

Every month through our newsletter we give our Rev members (RevRelations) a chance to win all kinds of things from lovely local wine from our partners Wise Wines , DVDs, cinema tickets and much more. Email here if you'd like to sign up!

Newsletter subscribers will have the chance monthly to win brand new DVD releases from Madman Entertainment - usually being titles that have recently screened at Rev.

So there's no excuse not to be part of the receiving! We'd love you to be part of the event.

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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 MORE OR SUBMIT A PAPER HERE

2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Our international Call For Entries is now open with even more ways to enter your film - the old screener way, the online Vimeo way or the Withoutabox way. Choose your way but we say the early bird catches the worm.

SEND US YOUR FILM 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 from Wise Wines, skypes with actors and filmmakers and that extra bit of Rev lovin'. Tickets are limited!

READ MORE HERE

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