Also surfing this current revival are a number of other Australian films and co-productions, many of which will have their Australian premiere at Revelation. Titles such as Plague, Vixen Velvet, Cambodian Space Project, What Lola Wants and Gameloading showcase the diversity of Australian cinema.
The Revelation program will also include two features that have been produced in WA; a snapshot of Perth’s cultural life in Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll and the quirky Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites which was partially shot in Kambalda. Two more films, the documentary Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay and feature narrative Echoes of War were also directed by Australians.
“It’s the renaissance we didn’t know we were having,” says Revelation Festival Director Richard Sowada, “Combine these high-quality – and in most part undistributed – films with the fantastic shorts and you’d got a more than viable industry on its own terms. That’s a real achievement.”
Revelation Film Festival will also run a number of workshops for both aspiring and established filmmakers including a three day digital filmmaking class with Craig Deeker and an acting masterclass with Steve Bisley.
Revelation’s full program will be released on 6 June. The festival runs 2-12 July.