Reel Life: WA Film Industry News April 2021

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At Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the door never closes!

Sorry folks, but our call for entries has closed for 2021 – and have we got some treats in store for you. We’re in the thick of viewing and can’t give too much away but right now, wow, don’t mind saying we’ve got two brand-new Aussie independent features that herald astonishing new Australian talents plus a bumper line up of short films including a top collection of WA works. Our full programme will be launched toward the end of May so stay tuned. . .

Blind Date Music Video Competition
. . .But if you’ve got the creative bug eating away at you, you can always take a crack at our Blind Date Music Video filmmaking competition. We’ve got dozens of tunes produced from local artists looking for someone to make a music clip for and screen at a gala night as part of the July edition of Rev. So, if you want to see what’s on offer, visit our website, throw caution to the wind and see what you can come up with. It might end up being their official clip for the band.

For April, we’ve got six new feature film titles added to our very own streaming service which you’re not going to want to miss. With a great mix of music, biopic, sultry relationships, Australian indie and LGBTQIA+, REVonDEMAND continues to be the online channel of choice with more than 200 feature doc and narrative feature films available for rent or purchase. For this month we’re super pleased to present from Mexico 'Tongue Of The Sun', Australia’s 'Butterfly Flower', the acclaimed 'Crazy', the excellent indie comedy/drama 'Pretty Broken', the excellent “furry” doc 'The Fandom' and the indie drama 'Blood Punch'.

Made In WA
. . .And if you’re a WA filmmaker and want your short, doc or feature to be part of the programme, be our guest and send us a link, a poster, and a short synopsis and we’ll add it to the most comprehensive portal for WA moving image that exists anywhere! There’s nothing to pay and nothing to lose. If you’ve got a film, why are you waiting?

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'Tongue Of The Sun'

Our own VR and games conference is up and running for 2021 at venues across the Perth Cultural Centre. From 17-19 September, four venues will play host to talks, workshops, experiences, exhibits and locally developed games. It’s free and just about the best public and industry platform of locally developed games and immersive content there is. If you’re interested in taking part as a speaker, exhibitor or sponsor, feel free to drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Australian Revelations
One of the best nights on the monthly film-lover's calendar is Australian Revelations. Presenting some of the best in Australian classics plus new features and documentaries and WA-made shorts, it takes place on the last Monday every month. Screening at The Backlot Perth, tickets include drinks and nibbles! For April, we’re heading to the Oscars – complete with cinema, champagne and bingo!

Sponsor With Rev - Ethically
Rev is a year-round event that embraces online screenings, the film fest itself, Australian Revelations, XR:WA, Revelation Academic, WA Screen Culture Awards and much more. We’re also not-for-profit, so we depend almost completely on the relationships we have with government and corporate partners. If you want to reach our diverse audience through our high-impact, high-quality activities and materials, we’d love to hear from you. It means active year-round coverage, national reach and with community-focused programmes that deliver real outputs for the community. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to join the family.

Survey Time
It’s time for our annual survey and we’d love to hear your thoughts on what we’re doing with the film fest, Australian Revelations, XR:WA, REVonDEMAND and the WA Screen Culture Awards. We’ve got a lot going on and a lot of people participating in all activities in one way or another, so we’d love to hear from you about what you like, what you don’t, what you’re coming to and what you’d like to come to! It’s been a monster of a year in many ways, so in a changing media and cultural environment, your opinion is the one that counts. All you need is a couple of minutes.



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