Over the past 26 years, the Revelation Perth International Film Festival (Rev) has continued to grow into one of this country’s most beloved and respected independent film fests.
From humble beginnings as an underground film festival in the basement of the Greenwich Club in Perth, Rev is now recognised as one of the world’s most distinctive film festivals happening annually right here in Perth!
Returning this July to Luna Cinemas Leederville for its 26th instalment, Rev is back once again to champion Australian screen culture and independent filmmakers within a brand new format.
For the first time ever, Rev 2023 takes place over five jam-packed days from Wednesday 12-Sunday 16 July, with a huge program of premieres, short films and documentaries to challenge and excite the people of Perth.
With much more to be announced, Rev has already put its strongest foot forward with the Australian premiere of Perth director Ben Young’s heavily-anticipated new film, Devil’s Peak, shot in the US with renowned actors Billy Bob Thornton and Robin Wright.
Other films so far announced include Canadian indie feature I Like Movies, experimental film Hello Dankness from New York-based Australian siblings Dan and Dominique Angeloro AKA Soda Jerk, and the must-see Russian found footage documentary, Manifesto.
There’s also the world premiere of Albany and Mt Barker-shot Frank and Frank, the return of Rev’s popular – and completely FREE – International Family Animation Explosion, celebration of locally-made movies Westralia Day, the return of Get Your Shorts On! and the City of Vincent Film Project Special Event on closing night.
Check out a few more highlights below and head to the website to book your tickets now!
Devil’s Peak – Opening Night Special Event & Q&A Showings (July 12-15)
Directed by Perth talent Ben Young, Devil’s Peak is the feature of this year’s opening night special event. If you can’t make it don’t worry, there are 3 x screenings through the week that feature a Q&A from Ben Young and actress Emma Booth.
Hammer’s The Mummy Special Screening (July 14-15)
To celebrate their Ancient Egypt Exhibit, WA Museum Boorla Bardip is teaming up with Revelation to host two special screenings of the 1959 film The Mummy in their famous Hackett Hall!
The Essential Screen Industry Survival Guide (July 14)
If you’re looking to make your film, make sure you attend this industry event! Hear from industry titans on how to get your project up and running.
Book of The Banned (July 16)
Presented by Simon Miraudo and Damien Spiccia, this free ticked event is a deep dive into the censored history of Australian cinema and a sneak peek at some of those censored moments!
The 6th highest-grossing film of 2022 in Japan, Shin Ultraman takes the energy of the cult Japanese superhero series, mixes it with truly entertaining giant monsters, aliens, and much more, and crafts an exciting kaiju superhero sci-fi fantasy.
Winona (Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone) needs to borrow a car to get to Canada and Peter (Matthew Jeffers – The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and FBI) has a car. But Peter – a misanthropic, gay man with dwarfism – won’t let her borrow it and insists on driving. What ensues is a perfect combination of dry-humoured comedy, science fiction, road movie, and drama, as the unlikely pair hit the road…
A surreal, dreamlike journey through one man’s crisis, Mammalia follows 39-year-old Camil on the edge of middle age as he struggles with all facets of his existence – work, relationships, and his own body.
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
A truly exceptional documentary focusing on a rural sauna in Estonia in which women come together to share their innermost secrets and personal experiences.
Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer
From the epic visions of his early feature films to his unique documentaries Herzog has carved a unique place in world cinema. In Radical Dreamer, the director discusses his life and filmmaking, opening up for the camera and revealing something of the man behind some of the greatest films of the last fifty years.
Book tickets to the above screenings and get more info on the Revelation Perth International Film Festival website.
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