Revelation Perth International Film Festival
began in 1997. Founded to showcase a large range of independent feature films, documentaries, short films, and experimental works. It runs every July in Perth, Western Australia
and is regarded by few as one of the best independent film festivals
Revelation's roots are as an underground film festival
starting in the basement of the Greenwich Club, but the festival has now evolved into a large cultural event, screening films at cinemas and nightclubs across the city. Revelation specialises in independent film
and documentary film
. Since its inception the festival has grown in size and scope. Alongside film screenings the festival also features special events which have included collaborations with musicians providing live soundtrack scores, academic conferences on cinema and culture, and associated visual art exhibitions.
It is a tightly curated event that also includes international animations, short films, experimental works and hybrid styles. It annually receives around 400 entries from the international community and is programmed from a mix of these submitted and invited works.
From 2001 - 2008 the festival collaborated with SPLIF
- Screening Perth's Local Independent Films - showcasing local independent films and short films
as part of the festival.
In 2006 founder and festival director Richard Sowada began working at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image
, and filmmaker,... Read More