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Applications open for Revelation’s City of Vincent Film Project

Applications open for Revelation’s City of Vincent Film Project

The Revelation Perth International Film Festival have announced the fifth annual City of Vincent Film Project. The project provides $7,000 to three local filmmakers to produce a non-fiction short (10-min or less) highlighting a story from within the municipality. The successful filmmakers are mentored through the process from start to finish, with this unique collaboration […]

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‘The Most Beautiful Boy in the World’ is a captivating documentary

‘The Most Beautiful Boy in the World’ is a captivating documentary

In 1971 Swedish actor Bjorn Andresen shot to fame after appearing in the film Death in Venice. New documentary The Most Beautiful Boy in the World looks into his casting and subsequent stardom, juxtaposed with Andresen’s life today as a man in his 60’s haunted by his past. Director Luchino Visconti set out to bring Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella Death […]

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‘Rebel Dykes’ producer Siobhan Fahey shares how the project came to life

‘Rebel Dykes’ producer Siobhan Fahey shares how the project came to life

Documentary Rebel Dykes is getting a lot of attention at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival which opened on Saturday. OUTinPerth chatted to producer Siobhan Fahey (not the Bananarama singer) about how the project that captures the lives of lesbian women in post-punk 80’s London came together. Rebel Dykes began life as oral history project with Fahey […]

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Review | ‘Rebel Dykes’ reminds us we stand on the shoulders of giants

Review | ‘Rebel Dykes’ reminds us we stand on the shoulders of giants

Rebel Dykes | Dir: Sian Williams & Harri Shanahan | ★ ★ ★ ★  ½  Talking with the fourteen year old in my life, she told me that her best friend was a ‘gay boy’ and two of her female friends were a couple. When I was that age, homosexuality was illegal and it was rumoured that […]

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New short film ‘Choice’ explores one family’s transgender experience

New short film ‘Choice’ explores one family’s transgender experience

New short film Choice is set to have its premiere at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. The project has been a labor of love for local actor Sharnya Thomson Yates who wrote the script based upon her own experience being the parent of a transgender child. The choice the title refers to is not the choice […]

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Revelation Film Festival cancel launch event due to lockdown

Revelation Film Festival cancel launch event due to lockdown

In light of the Western Australian Government’s recent 4-day lockdown order, the Opening Night and following day of programming for the 24th annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival has officially been cancelled. Patrons who held tickets for this Thursday 1 July’s Opening Night and any of the film screenings held on Friday 2 July will […]

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Review | Queer couple face tense neighbourhood battle in ‘NIMBY’

Review | Queer couple face tense neighbourhood battle in ‘NIMBY’

NIMBY | Dir: Teemu Nikki | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  This Finnish film opens and closes with a seductive dance. Surrounded by other same-gender couples, Mervi (Susanna Pukkila) and Kata (Almila Bagriacik) are at a Helsinki nightclub at the beginning of the film. They have been together for a year and circumstances now force them to […]

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Review | Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl, gets spotlight in ‘Miss Marx’

Review | Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl, gets spotlight in ‘Miss Marx’

Miss Marx | Dir: Susanna Nicchiarelli | ★ ★ ★ ★  Eleanor Marx was the closest confidant to her father Karl Marx, becoming his secretary at the age of sixteen and travelling around the world with him to socialist conferences. The film opens with Eleanor (Romola Garai) delivering the eulogy at Karl’s funeral in 1883 where he […]

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival reveal full 2021 program

Revelation Perth International Film Festival reveal full 2021 program

The 24th annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival returns from 1 – 11 July presenting a curated program celebrating independent filmmakers and boundary pushing storytellers. The theme of Distant but Connected is reflected not only through the epic program featuring content from 21 countries, but also through the Festival’s specially commissioned artwork from acclaimed Augmented […]

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‘Firestarter’ charts the success and tragedies of Bangarra Dance Theatre

‘Firestarter’ charts the success and tragedies of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra | Revelation Perth International Film Festival | Until 13 Dec | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  This captivating documentary tells several stories on the same journey, multiple tales on an shared trajectory.  It charts the history of Bangarra Dance from a fledgling company without funds or a home, to becoming one of Australia’s […]

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