REVELATION FILM FESTIVAL PROVES FERTILE GROUND FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER
Revelation Perth International Film Festival is fast establishing itself as an international film festival like no other with its thoughtful and provocative program, which kicks off in two weeks at The Astor Theatre in Perth, Western Australia from 5 to 15 July 2012.
The 15th annual Revelation Film Festival will provide yet again a rare and unique platform for international independent filmmakers in Australia, boasting 87 film screenings, with 75% of the program made up of undistributed works in Australia. For the industry, this means fertile ground for distributors, filmmakers and screen artists.
Titles such as The Color Wheel (voted #1 Undistributed Film of 2011 by IndieWire and Village Voice), My Brothers (Official Selection Tribeca 2010), Neil Berkley’s debut documentary Beauty is Embarrassing and the world premiere of Benj Binks’ outstanding documentary Mongolian Bling represent a small part of what Revelation organisers believe to be Australian discoveries.
“In 2012, Revelation’s commitment to undistributed international independent works is at its strongest. We back undistributed independent voices and this year 24 of our 33 feature films and documentaries are without current Australian distribution. We want to provide filmmakers with very real opportunities to connect with new audiences and break into the local acquisition market.” said festival Chairman Richard Sowada.
In keeping with this commitment to connectivity, special industry guests of the 2012 Festival will include Stuart Menzies, Controller of ABC2, Michael Favelle from Odin’s Eye Distribution and Ivan Vukusic from Regency who will be on the lookout for new, high quality films as well as Thomas Mai who will be presenting a masterclass on new distribution strategies.
As well as crisp new works from the international community, Revelation will also present screenings by iconic Hollywood actor, director and screenwriter of contemporary cinema, Crispin Hellion Glover (Back to the Future, Willard, Charlie’s Angels), Australia’s only academic film festival program, free industry panel discussions and open and accessible meet the filmmaker opportunities.