Reel Life: WA Film Industry News April 2024

'Radio Man'
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

Revelation Perth International Film Festival never stops!

Thanks to everyone who has submitted works this year, the call for entries has now closed, and so the viewing begins! (it actually began months ago, but this gives an air of excitement). Looking forward to seeing what's out there. . . Now you should be thinking about submitting papers for the academic conference. . .

Academic Conference
Join us for the Revelation Perth International Film Festival’s Academic Conference – an engaging two-day event drawing delegates nationwide happening on 2-3 July, 2024. Dive into vibrant discussions and debates, exploring the depths of cinema. Revelation stands as Australia’s exclusive international film festival integrating academic discourse within its renowned screening programme. Our mission extends beyond screens, sharing compelling discoveries with audiences across the country and beyond. Embracing a pivotal role in fostering film discourse and analysis, Revelation is a cornerstone in Australian cinematic dialogue. Under the auspices of SAE Perth, the academic conference is returning to Revelation in 2024. The call for papers closes 30 April. Further details at our website.

Cinema happenings in Perth

Dreadful Frights - Svengali
Perth Horror Fans and The Backlot Perth present 1931's 'Svengali', with a special presentation from Perth's own Horror Host: Soxie The Salacious Spectre, who will guide you through some behind-the-scenes knowledge on the big screen, before the feature presentation. The Backlot Perth – Friday 19 April 7pm – tickets from Eventbrite.

Radio Man
A locally made indie feature from Brad Newland. After falling asleep in a high-powered radio dish, Jack acquires the ability to transmit and receive radio waves with his mind. Having broken up with his girlfriend, lost his job, and without a dollar to his name, Jack is determined to use his newfound talent to turn his life around. The Backlot Perth – Sunday 21 April 1pm – tickets from Eventbrite.

Back To Black Special Outdoor Screening
Told from from Amy Winehouse’s perspective, the film is an unapologetic look at the woman behind the phenomenon and the relationship that inspired one of the most legendary albums of all time. Celebrate the extraordinary 'Back To Black' with RTRFM's Madeleine Lombard mashing-up a sultry mix of soul, R&B and pop – that became a trade mark of the late multi GRAMMY Award-winning music icon, Amy Winehouse, at a special outdoor screening. Luna Leederville – Tuesday 9 April 6.15pm – tickets from Luna Palace.

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'Back To Black'

Wednesday Horror Nights
Scream your heart out every Wednesday with hair-raisers ranging from iconic cult favourites and campy classics to the freshest horrors on the block. Upcoming titles includes 'Friday the 13th', 'The Fog' and 'Evil Dead'. Luna Leederville – every Wednesday 7.30pm – tickets from Luna Palace.

Late Night With The Devil – Night Owl Session
A live broadcast of a late-night talk show in 1977 goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation’s living rooms. . . Be part of our 'Late Night With The Devil' Luna's Night Owls TV audience with infamous host James Palm. Dress in your best '70s or Halloween-style garb and enjoy music from the '70s, a tasty complimentary slice pizza and Luna's signature cocktails. Best dressed wins an official signed poster from the Cairnes brothers. Luna Leederville – Friday 12 April 6.15pm – tickets from Luna Palace.

Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival
Set aside your inhibitions and laugh out loud next to a complete stranger as Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival opens up its 2024 season. Challenge your perceptions on life, death, and morality as we embrace the absurd and showcase a line-up of acclaimed filmmakers and rising stars alike from across this fine land and the world. Luna Leederville and Luna on SX – Friday 17-Friday 24 May – tickets from Luna Palace.

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